Tip 5 — week 51, 2022

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These are some of the most interesting and beautiful things that we talked about in our studio this week. We show you the stuff that we have come across on instagram, the web or in real life and that inspires and excites us. And yes, sometimes we mingle in our own projects. We enjoy sharing it with our friends, colleagues and anyone interested. Below this week’s 5 tips, here our collected overview.

1: Drawn and lit up

Awesome! For more than 20 years, the town of Newburgh in Fife, Scotland, has marked the holiday season with a wonderfully wonky tradition. Each autumn, young residents are invited to submit original sketches of Christmas decorations to a competition, and once a winning design is selected, Blachere Illumination transforms the work into an LED sculpture that’s then displayed throughout the town. The newest light is a salmon nicknamed “Happy Nemo” that sports a red hat, and the menagerie also features a “reinduck,” a cheerful piece of candy in a green wrapper with arms and legs, and a dinosaur with a star on its head.

2: Xmas gift

If you’re not working at Pantone, this one’s for you: Freetone colorswatches by color-liberator Stuart Semple of the Blackest Black fame. Also, he hates Anish Kapoor. Since this year Pantone has pulled its colorswatches from Adobe products en now requests a subscription to use its colors. Nah, thank you. And they can also keep your color of the year 🥸.

3: Now put your feet up

If anything, the Holidays are the perfect time to catch up on watching films (old and new). Our favorites – some of which need some old school torrent-downloading 😬 – are: Meet Me In The Bathroom, Everything Everywhere All at Once, All The Streets Are Silent, CODA, The Banshees of Inisherin.

4: 2022 Covered

The best/most notable book covers of 2022. No Land In Sight by John Gall may be our favorite.

5: This year’s best?

In our work we apply a constant focus on our clients’ brands. We also look around the globe for inspirational cases. With 2022’s end in sight, we can’t really shake the feeling of being slightly underwhelmed about what the designworld brought forward. Still, even in this quiet year we came across some incredibly strong work: 
- Nasjonal Museet by Metric 
- Eames Institute by Manual
Jodrell Bank by Johnson Banks