{PEE-WEE}

By | June 2, 2014

We had to re-do movie title intros. If you have ever seen Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, you’ll realize this is a big improvment.

{ORGANIZATION}

By | June 2, 2014

I have always said if I was not a designer, I would seriously pursue a career as a professional organizer. Another video. The first time I tried making a video, so…ya know, be gentle…

{FRANK}

By | June 2, 2014

Here is a video I did based on one of the most beloved (children’s) book in my house. All credit to the talented Keith Graves and his fantastic story telling and illustrative techniques.

{2013}

By | January 3, 2013

2013 resolutions

If I’m honest here, my life is pretty sweet. I have zero complaints. But a new year is a new year and I should probably resolve to change a few things that I may have let slide over the past year (ahem…target & cleaning). I have already started the closet on January 1, so lets see if I can rock out the rest.

{ALL WHITE, ALL THE TIME}

By | January 3, 2013

 

all white

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It seems crazy to me, but I was having the hardest time finding an all white color palette. As much as I love white, I thought the right thing to do would be to share. I found the photo on pinterest (of course) but linked it back to:

Artist

  • Leigh Beisch
  • 415.759.8832
  • Heather Elder Represents

Really lovely portfolio, you should check it out if you are in need.

{THIS EXISTS}

By | May 17, 2012

{IMAGE SOURCE: LAUGHING SQUID}

Like me, you might have taken one look at this packaging and thought… hmmm… Darth Vader has a line of bottled water now…just what the world needed. However, this is a clear water bottle filled with BLACK WATER.

That is so BAD ASS!!

The water is infused with fulvic acid (who doesn’t like a little acid in their water? whatever…), which turns it black. I can’t be responsible for saying this is good or bad for you. I did a quick cursory search on “fulvic acid” and nobody seemed to have anything bad to say about it. Make of that what you will.

So, lets talk packaging. This would definitely stand out on a shelf; but do you think you would realize that the water is black and not just the package if you saw it? And then at that point, would you buy black water? The design is clean and simple (right up my alley) and uses everybody’s favorite font: Helvetica Gotham Bold (thanks, Stu!). Good design, not 100% on the product. Would I buy it? yes. I want that water on my shelf, it’s cool. Would I be a repeat buyer? Probably not. Maybe it would be good for a halloween run? Something to consider. But, when I think of water, I want it to be clean and clear. Too old school?

You can buy your black water at: BLK BEVERAGES

{OMG RUNDIES}

By | May 16, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMAGE SOURCE/BUY IT HERE: OISELLE

I should be more concerned with my tempo or pace or best time or something… whatever… For me, part of the fun of running has been all the new clothes. And these are just so flippin’ cute! I saw a little piece that said Virgo’s (not that I believe in astrology at all) can’t handle chaos so we like to have an organized plan. That is true when it comes to getting up and exercising in the morning. I think if I had these chonies, I would get out of bed everyday with a good plan. These were my reward for running my first race and meeting our planned target time (5 miles in under an hour – yeah us!).

You can buy yourself a set at Oiselle. Your tooshie will love it when you fartlek!

{P183}

By | February 10, 2012

IMAGE SOURCE: The Telegraph

Russian street artist P183 who is often compared with Banksy (some call him “Bankski”) recently made this gem. As a connoisseur of glasses, of course I love it.

{I FINK U FREEKY}

By | February 9, 2012

I am just mesmerized by this video by South African group Die Antwoord.

{MONDAYS WITH THE MASTERS}

By | February 6, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMAGE SOURCE: The Rock Poster Society

WES WILSON

I love poster design. I think, quite honestly, it is because it is such a challenge. For a while I thought my heart belonged to direct mail and I still think of it fondly, but man, I love me a poster!

It all started back when I was taking History of Graphic Design at SCAD. The textbook was Meggs History of Graphic Design. Do you have it? WHY NOT?! Anyway, when studying “the conceptual image” I was exposed once again to Wes Wilson. I say “once again” because we are all familiar with the pioneer of the psychedelic poster. I was born a few years after his concert posters were at their peak of popularity and still… we all know them.

Wilson’s work is of importance again today because we seem to be having a groundswell movement of social activism. The posters that influenced Wilson’s were not of a commercial message, but instead made statements about social viewpoints. I have to ask myself if there is an emerging Wes Wilson about to take over? Often Wilson’s hand drawn type would become the artwork itself and the colors he selected often made the images vibrate off the paper. One of the most interesting facts about Wilson’s (and other psychedelic poster artists) work was that “according to newspaper reports, respectable and intelligent businessmen were unable to comprehend the lettering on these posters, yet they communicated well enough to fill auditoriums with a younger generation who deciphered, rather than read, the message.” (Meggs, 438).

This gem was created by Wilson for the opening of a J. Walter Thompson agency. His website also has a really great story told by Wilson himself about the day Andy Warhol came to visit. Check out his website and enjoy the visual feast.

Image Source: Wes Wilson