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Envy Never Looked so Good!

Envy Never Looked so Good!

Clean minimalism that has gutted us like a little jealous fish, it is oh so sad trying to make it each day.  Errday we be hustlin’ and it seems that despite all of the design magazines that we read, hours of working on our craft… we got bested.

Custom designed logo for the couple, line and type as crisp as fridge fresh (and brand new iceberg lettuce) – and do you know what you have the definition of design pain.  Like the sidebar of shame on the Daily Mail; we cannot look away.

We can but sigh at the work of Wouter De Boeck, as ever – envy never looked so good (but it certainly doesn’t feel good!)

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Envy Never Looked So Good!

Envy Never Looked So Good!

We wondered often what nightmares were made of for a long time we had the longstanding BFG theory of a friendly (albeit sadistic if they’re in the habit of delivering nightmares) giant blowing dreams into the windows of little children, we even wished that we could be kidnapped like Sophie for a day or two so that we could knock back some Frobscottle (we think it’s like Grey Goose – but without the hangover) .

However, we’ve revised our theory to believe akin to hell, nightmares are other people (specifically designer) ; so Atelier Isabey of the New York Gritty.  We would like to thank you for:

  • Ruining Thursday
  • Being 98 out of 99 problems
  • For your design work that made our hearts hurts

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So, we will do that which we do best cry… it’s actually replacing work as the most popular activity on Beyond Beyond. The design envy goes to Atelier Isabey

Envy Never Looked so Good!

Envy Never Looked so Good!

The collection might be rooted in love, however we are rooted in bile, ire, self righteousness, with a smidgen of panic, with a little envy jus – just to keep the flavours nice and tasty while devouring these here design morsels.

This foodie based invitation is only joyous for the couple who received it (not to mention their guests) , however when you’re trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents, ruminating on the halcyon days of your career and simultaneously grieved by all the people who are younger, hungrier, and less jaded and cynical that you are – well it doesn’t fill you with awestruck wonderment (although we do have a lil’ bit of that  over the illustrations, and the font just saying) – anything this cute or pretty is a bit like being punched in the uterus.


But jeezeus; we don’t like the fact that we normally end up weeping into our computers (which is a biohazard as it doubles as our lunch spot and a bit of a healthy and safety issue as flood of salt water cascading into electronics doesn’t bode well – something to do with a pesky invention called electricity.


So, we are not happy about this tote bag pimping, community cook book having, hand stamped bit of design envy by Mr Spencer Paul Bagley, but we begrudgingly extend him some design envy props and despite our hate this does get our design love/hate stamp of approval.

*looks at all the pretty cries and decides to risk the electrocution *cd8af0496cbbfc1be3a1b2c6d00cbbc9






The Design Envy goes to: Mr Spencer Paul Bagley

Envy Never Looked so Good!

Envy Never Looked so Good!

September 25, 2013  |  Design Envy, Inspiration, Stationery & Graphics  |  No Comments

This is quite honestly this is the most lavishly intricate design envy that we ever did see – and we have a whole lot of hater-ation going on.  Inspired by baroque art this invitation has inspired tears of pain (not delight lovers and a world of pain)

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The couple that this sweet *narrows eyes* suite was designed for are musicians. It is baroque influenced brilliance and since we are in recovery we aren’t doing the drinking anymore.  So, we will lie in a corner on our backs, with tears rolling down our faces.

It isn’t easy being a designer… not in the slightest.  The designers who has made us feel ‘meh’ stolen our joy, ruined our lives and what not are El Calitipo

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The design and photographic glory goes to: El Calitipo