Illustrated travel numbers by María Hdez

If you’re planning an adventure around the world, you might want to follow these numbers. María Hdez, a Spanish illustrator and graphic designer, has created a series of illustrated numbers, each one of a different travel destination.

This series shows Hdez’ favorite travel destinations which she has already visited, as well as her design skills. This series will inspire your wanderlust and satisfy your craving for good design.

Scroll down for a selection of the numbers and check out María Hdez portfolio here


0 – NYC (Statue of liberty), New York
0 – NYC (Statue of liberty), New York


1 – La Habana (Morro lighthouse), Cuba
1 – La Habana (Morro lighthouse), Cuba


2 – Copenhagen (Little mermaid), Denmark
2 – Copenhagen (Little mermaid), Denmark


3 – Prague (Astronomical clock), Czech Republic


4 – San Francisco (Golden Gate), California.


5 – Las Vegas (Elvis), Nevada


6 – Venice (gondolier), Italy


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SupaKitch and Koralie – Inspiration at it’s finest.

Good afternoon everyone 🙂

In light of the long weekend coming up, I thought it would be a great time to post something exceptionally inspirational. Something that could get a fire started somewhere in that creative mind of yours! We have 4 days off people. 4 DAYS!!! Just think of all the amazing personal projects you could start/continue/Finish! Buy some paint! Write a song! Knit a jumper! I promise you, you wont regret it.

On that note i would like to show you a video that 2 french street artists put together a while back. Watch closely… this could be you this weekend.

Supakitch and Koralie  joined forces together as a power duo in their craft. Both heavily influenced by Japanese art, their work showcases images of geishas, dragons and other elements of the culture. You can most definitely view more of their work here.








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The universe is not made of atoms; it’s made of tiny stories

Another day, another post, another intern. Today’s intern is Andrea – a third year Graphic Design student at the University of Johannesburg. She loves the beautiful and vibrant city of Johannesburg, (lots of) Fairtrade coffee, and the Tiny Book of Tiny Stories.

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories is a trilogy collection of poetic short stories, no more than a few lines long. Each haiku-like tale is paired with a thoughtful, hand-drawn illustration. It is compiled by owner and founder of the online collaborative production company hitRECordJoseph Gordon-Levitt and, one of their curators, the ever-illusive Wirrow. hitRECord is self-described as “an open collaborative production company”. Writers, musicians, filmmakers, video editors, animators, illustrators, photographers, and Photo-shoppers all work together and the profits are split 50/50 between the company and the contributing artists.


These books are pure joy. They bring together art and voices from around the world to unite and tell stories that defy size. Some stories will make you chuckle. Some will break your heart, just a little. Others simply remind you to stop and smell the roses. But don’t just take my word for it. Let these extracts speak for themselves.

Volume 1

The first of the Tiny Stories, published in 2010, contains contributions of over 8,600 submissions from 67 writers and artists.

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Volume 2

Published in November 2012, Volume 2 features 62 contributors from some 14,946 contributions.

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Volume 3

Volume 3 was published on November 5, 2013, featuring 82 contributors from 35,905 contributions.

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Filled with wonder, nonsense, and tiny stories, these books are a delight to page through and treasure. As Dr Seuss states: “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living; it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities”.

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Just Designing: Cross-Pollination in Design Practice

Not so long ago, the Nicework team decided to start making a regular thing of presenting our ideas and experiences to each other – both to spread a little knowledge and brush up on our presentation skills. There are very few limits to what we can present on, as long as it seems interesting and useful, and everyone gets a turn.

When our delegation returned from the Design Indaba Conference in March, I was full of inspiration and excitement, and eager to throw my proverbial hat into the ring. You can read the full text of the presentation after the jump – make sure you have a cup of tea ready. A big one. Maybe make yourself a pot. If you read all the way to the end, I will give you a present.


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Link Drop v1

Here are some of the cool links i have been trawling… Use them for good. – every magazine i could ever want – a game with a purpose – a brilliant mind – an amazing company – a font… or logo or whatever – a great magazine – a powerful read – a rad identity – a nifty app thing – the credit crisis visualised – A French animated short film… why do the French animate so well?

Please enjoy and come back for more later.

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