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March 2, 2015

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Amazing lettering on everyday objects by Rob Draper

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I’ve had my eyes on Rob Draper from Worcester, UK, for quite some time now. His amazing work have been popping up in pretty much every single one of my sources, and he’s been published in numerous popular blogs and magazines. What I find so fascinating with his work is not just the amount of […]

February 12, 2015

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Beautiful Lettered Quotes by Mister Doodle

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I have had my eye on Indonesian typographer and hand-lettering artist Mister Doodle for quite some time now. And for the last couple of years he’s been pushing out some truly smashing work. Here’s his latest project where he’s creating a new lettering piece for a whole year. That is quite the undertaking! Check out […]

February 9, 2015

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2014 US Dollar Proposal by Travis Purrington

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Today’s featured project isn’t new but it was just recently that I stumbled upon it. The project really caught my eye and I thought that you guys would appreciate it as well. The last couple of years there’s been an increase of redesigns of banknotes popping up everywhere on the web. The latest and most […]

February 5, 2015

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New amazing work from Grzegorz Domaradzki

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Almost 3,5 years have passed since we last did a feature of Polish illustrator Grzegorz Domaradzki and his work. Gabz, as he’s also know as, have been a very busy little bee during that time and have produced quite a number of new smashing pieces. As the massive movie buff that I am I’m of […]

February 3, 2015

 

Impossible Magnets

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Impossible Magnets is a really cool series of magnets serving as ”souvenirs from places you’ll never visit” according to creators Miguel Sousa aka Heymikel, Snack Studio, Martín Feijoó & Sara Enríquez. ”We all love to travel. And from each new place we visit, we always bring home something to remind us of it. But how […]

February 2, 2015

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Awesome lettering & calligraphy by Ricardo Gonzalez

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Brooklyn based designer Ricardo Gonzalez focuses on lettering, typography, calligraphy & typeface design. If you recognize his work but not his name it’s probably because he goes by the name ”It’s a living” in all his social channels. We have featured some of his great work in inspiration galleries before but thought it was about […]

January 29, 2015

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The Amazing Art of Tristan Eaton

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Here’s another one of those artists with a truly unique style. This amazing collage like style combines colors, elements and illustrations to a bigger picture that’s just breathtaking. I’ve been a massive fan of american artist Tristan Eaton’s work for quite some time now and his work never seizes to amaze. With spray cans as […]

January 27, 2015

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Beautiful branding of Dagger & Co. by Chad Michael

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It’s been a whole year since we last featured a single design project. The section have been a bit dormant while our attention have been focused elsewhere. But the plan is now to revive the articles and start pushing out more content again. And we’re starting off with a beautiful branding project by Chad Michael […]

January 26, 2015

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The Extraordinary Art of Aaron Horkey

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It’s been a couple of months since we last published a feature article but we decided that it’s time to breathe a little new life into the article section once again. When selecting designers and artists to feature we mainly look at two things — Uniqueness of style and technique. We just love it when […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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.

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