2008's Most Influential - Part One

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As tradition has it, we look back to see what designs and ideas were most influential in the past year, and post about them here. It's one of my favourite posts, and I always end up amazed at the outcome and how they influence next year's design. If you wish to read last year's click here. Below is part one, (part two should follow between now and the New Year).

IMPRINTED CLAY
1. Cupid tag, Diana Fayt
2. Love Earthenware Bowl, Paloma's Nest
3. Peace Woodgrain Ornament, Rae Dunn


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COLLECTING
4. Plate wall, from the collection of Lisa Congdon
5. Type Tins from Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Gallery
6. Wood Studio Pottery, collection of Katie Runnels


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TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTS
7. Can't Stand the Heat, Keep Calm Gallery
8. We Are So Good Together, Reform School
9. Hold Steady Tour Poster, from Decoder


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MIXING IT UP (Different designs of the same thing mixed together as a collection)
10. Putting out the good silver, from the Designboom Dining in 2015 Contest, by Cygalle Shapiro


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THE MODERN SOUVENIR
11. Canadian Animals, by Bookhou for The Souvenir Shop
12. Maplemap Hanging Lamp, by Ani + Lumigrane, The Souvenir Shop
13. Se Souvenir Show, Laura McKibbon and Jasna Sokolovic


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NEW SCHOOL WITH OLD SCHOOL
14. Metalic Print on Kraft File folders, Nantaka Joy
15. Old School Exhibit, Uppercase Gallery
16. Three Potato Four Sneak Peek at Design Sponge


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RECYCLED DESIGN
17. Re-purposed chair, woven with fabric belts by Sandy Stone Design
18. Vintage Frames made into blackboards, Bluebell Bazaar
19. Army Blanket Pillows, Ouno Design

Below: Linen Pillow Covers, Ernst and Thistle




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THE MUSTACHE
20. Brown Mustache key hook, Ben Floeter
21. Mustache on a stick, Something's HIding In Here
22. Mustache Handkerchief, Avril Loreti


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FAUX FRAMES
23. Paper frames, Ormolu
24. Picture Frame Card, Julia Rothman for Hello Lucky
25. Antique Frame on Wool, Nightjar Books
26. Framed Print, Yee-Haw Industries

Below: Letterpress frame, Sycamore Street Press




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NATIVE AMERICAN/FIRST NATIONS - Plains (Retro/Modern)
27. Dedication, Kate Banazi
28. Smoke, Kate Banazi
29. Practice Kindness, Lisa Congdon
30. Inspiration from a Studio Spaces Tour with Yellow Owl Workshop. (Below) Horse print from Yellow Owl Workshop

Jan Halvarson

8 comments:

Kate said...

What an honour!
thankyou Jan, for putting my work amongst such illustrious company, and I wish you and Earl all the very best for the coming year

daisy janie : scoutie girl said...

Loving the start of this - can't wait to see the rest. Made me smile & nod.

Dallas Shaw said...

have to buy that mustache key hook.
dallas
http://www.dillydallas.blogspot.com

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

The faux mustache has been a staple in our family for the past year...always appropriate. I love that mustache on a stick...that one was on my Christmas list this year.

Paloma's Nest said...

Wow, what an honor to be included in this list.
Thank you!
Looking forward to the New Year,
xoxo
Paloma's Nest

cartolina said...

Great post - really interesting - thanks.

Di Overton said...

Fabulous selections. Have a beautiful Christmas
Love
Di
xx

Anonymous said...

yeah! thanks for loving our "mustache on a stick". we feel pretty lucky to be on your list two years in a row!
shuana & stephen

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