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April 23, 2014

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Magnificent hand lettering by Sean McCabe

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In just a couple of days From up North have been around for four whole years. During these years I think it’s quite safe to say that our typography section with great type, lettering and calligraphy work have been one of our most popular and more frequently updated categories. Going through thousands upon thousands of […]

February 3, 2014

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Wallpaper: Martin Schmetzer

Added by 9 months ago

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I’ve been a big fan of Martin Schmetzer’s typographic work for a couple of years now. His style is really original and I just love the level of detail he puts into his pieces. So when I first heard that my fellow Swede was interested in created a “From up North” inspired wallpaper, I was […]

January 31, 2014

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Give-away: Fitc Amsterdam

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It’s been ages since we last did a give-away so it’s definitely for another one. And what better way to do it than giving away tickets to one of the coolest events of the year? I’m of course taking about FITC Amsterdam 2014 taking place in just a couple of weeks. February 24-25 to be […]

January 22, 2014

 

Awesome Type Quotes by Emiliano Aranguren

Added by 10 months ago

Argentinian designer Emiliano Aranguren have created this really cool set of typographic illustrations based on famous quotes.

January 18, 2014

 

Wallpaper: Nicolas Fredrickson

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It’s wallpaper time again and this time we’ve invited the very talented designer and hand letterer Nicolas Fredrickson to create a “From up North” inspired wallpaper. Here’s Nicolas description of the project: The idea for this quote came from the idea of “From up North” showcasing only the best work, strong wind being a metaphor […]

December 11, 2013

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Awesome Chalkboard Designs by Dangerdust

Added by 11 months ago

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The talented guys at Dangerdust decided to create a chalkboard design each week containing three of my favorite things; illustration, lettering and famous quotes. And the result is pretty damn amazing, if you ask me. I bet it’s pretty hard to pick up that wet sponge each week and start erasing all that hard work. […]

December 2, 2013

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From up North Limited-Edition T-shirt

Added by 11 months ago

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If you’ve been following From up North in social media you’ve might have heard that we’ll be releasing some From up North related merchandise in the not so distant future. A couple of you might even have seen some WIP-previews of the first T-shirt design on my personal Instagram and Dribbble profiles. What’s happening at […]

November 27, 2013

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GIJENS: Epic self-promotion by Jens Lennartsson

Added by 11 months ago

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The phrase “think outside the box” is something that we creatives tend to hear quite a lot during our working hours. Swedish photographer Jens Lennartsson took a completely new spin on the old phrase by actually thinking inside the box which turned out to be the seed to one of the coolest self-promotion projects I’ve […]

November 22, 2013

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Submitting credit information

Added by 1 year ago

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I’ve always said that From up North is about inspiring and promoting fellow creatives all over the globe. Over the 3,5 years this blog have been around we’ve published almost 24.000 images in our inspiration galleries. And since the last big update in April I’ve really tried to improve the promoting part by adding as […]

October 26, 2013

 

Popular Movie & TV Series Costumes by Frederico Birchal

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Time for another cool illustration project! This time it’s Brazilian illustratot Frederico Birchal that have created some really cool illustrations of costumes from popular movie and TV shows.

October 23, 2013

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Awesome Video Game Illustrations by Ian Wilding

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Check out these awesome video game illustrations by Canadian illustrator Ian Wilding. I just love the clever ways he have added some of the details into the artworks. It was first when I was wondering about the rings running along Dr. Robotniks mustache that I noticed that Sonic actually is spinning in his left eye. […]

October 9, 2013

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Famous Movie Cars by Nicolas Bannister

Added by 1 year ago

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French illustrator Nicolas Bannister have created a really cool set of illustrations where he showcases cars from famous movies and TV shows. I just love how he uses the same composition for all the pieces and displays the cars from the same angle.

September 18, 2013

 

James Bond posters by Mike Mahle

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While growing up I absolutely loved to watch the classic adventures of James Bond, the charming british secret agent with all the women and crazy gadgets. Since the early 60’s a total of 23 movies have been made and number 24 is currently in the making, set to be released sometime next year. American designer/illustrator […]

August 21, 2013

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Daft Punk Branding by Aykut Aydoğdu

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Turkish designer and illustrator Aykut Aydoğdu has created this stunning branding concept for the incredibly popular French electronic music duo, Daft Punk. By keeping the project elegant and at the same time making it quite mysterious with a slight futuristic touch, I really think that he has hit the nail on the head with this […]

August 8, 2013

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Signs for the Homeless

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Signs for the Homeless ia an awesome exchange project for homeless people by artist Kenji Nakayama and Christopher Hope where they exchange signs for donations and a hand painted sign. More signs and interviews with the homeless is available on their webpage.

August 7, 2013

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The Art of Brian Luong

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Brian Luong is an illustrator currently residing in Southern California. He favors natural and organic subject matters, often building upon what nature has to offer in order to create otherworldly and mysterious subjects for his work. Using a muted pallet, meticulous hatching, and broad fills of color, Brian creates work that has been honed and […]

August 1, 2013

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The extraordinary art of Glenn Arthur

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Glenn Arthur is a self-taught visual artist from Orange County, California. Born in February of 1979, he grew up in a conservative, religious household with little to no influence in art. After shedding his roots he quickly realized that creating art would be his calling. Although he constantly doodled and sketched throughout his youth, Glenn […]

July 18, 2013

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Sneakercube by Pawel Nolbert

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Sneakercube is a personal design project by polish Graphic Artist, Art Director & Designer, Pawel Nolbert. “Simply, I take a sneaker that I love & I re-envision it as a cube. It’s also a creative way to represent my wish list of sneakers, or some of my favourite sneakers I own.” More of Pawel’s awesome […]

July 3, 2013

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Wallpaper: Cody Petts

Added by 1 year ago

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When I first laid eyes on the Pine typeface created by design student Cody Petts I was quite impressed. At first glance I thought that the project was created using various digital effects so when I realized that the letters actually are laser cut from wood, arranged by hand, lighted and then photographed I was […]

June 26, 2013

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Creative Catalogs by Karlssonwilker inc.

Added by 1 year ago

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I’m such a sucker for well executed design projects which contains both originallity and creativity. When I earlier today came across the BA catalogs on Designspiration I instantly knew that I had to write a post about them. The creative minds behind the project are Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker who run a design studio […]

June 19, 2013

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Amazing drawings by PEZ

Added by 1 year ago

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It’s quite amazing to see what someone can create with just a pen, a rubber and a little creativity. When I first came across french illustrator PEZ’s artwork I was blown away by the level of detail he adds to his work. Combine that with a sprinkle of talent and a dash of madness and […]

May 22, 2013

 

Beautiful vector illustrations by Christian Schupp aka ARO

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I just love it when I find artists that have a truly unique style and German freelance illustrator/graphic designer Christian Schupp (also know as ARO) has just that!

May 14, 2013

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Beautiful Star Trek: Into Darkness Posters by Matt Ferguson

Added by 1 year ago

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It’s been quite hard to miss that the new Star Trek movie Into Darkness recently had premiere all over the globe. Even if I’m more of a Star Wars buff I have to say that I’m somewhat excited to go and see it. Mr. Abrams did a great job with the first one and judging […]

April 26, 2013

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C2C / Tetra Coffret Deluxe Edition

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Every now and then you come across a design project that you instantly fall in love with. That happend to me yesterday when I was checking out french designer Stéphane Vignal’s(aka Opéragraphiks) portfolio. The project I’m referring to is an awesome deluxe version of french DJ collective C2C’s album “Tetra” where Stéphane made some really […]

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