Thursday, December 20, 2007

Vacation Days!

Happy Holidays! We're off to visit family in Northern California. (I so love it there.) Best wishes to everyone. I'll get back to blogging in January.

Video: Typefaces

Steven Heller, among others, talk about typefaces.
CLICK HERE to view video.

Friday Film Festival

I'll be gone tomorrow so today is my Friday. Next up is the title sequence from GATTACA. The subtleties in this are great, especially if you understand what the film is about. Oh, and the soundtrack is wonderful.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

How to Create Digital Infrared Photos

CLICK HERE to learn how to create digital infrared photos in Photoshop. (Works best with greenery, I wouldn't try any photos with people in them—they turn out looking very odd.)

before

after

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Etsy: Askey Illustration

I know, these are all over the web but I just love the shoe drawings, so I'm posting them for my reference. If you haven't seen them yet check them out HERE.

Photo sets

I thought it might be fun to bring a couple of photosets to your attention. One is a set of vintage illustration for children's stories, posted by JENNY ALLSORTS. You might find some good ideas here. And the other is some wonderfully colorful photography by DANIELLE THOMPSON. Enjoy.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Video: What Is Art?

Found this via sfgirlbybay blogspot. CLICK HERE to view video.

Illustrator: Julie Morstad

CLICK HERE to view Julie's work.


Designer: Pascal Tremblay at Makeshift design

CLICK HERE to view the personal portfolio of Pascal Tremblay. I really enjoy how he treats his photographs and type.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Weblog: Type for You

Found a new site with some great stuff. CLICK HERE to view Type for You.

Photo Set: Elif Sanem Karakoc

Nice photo set, and the photographer is only sixteen!

Free Calendar: Blueprint Style

You probably know by now that Blueprint is folding. (It's all over the web.) So, in case you'll be missing that wonderful font, here is a little calendar for you to hold on to. CLICK HERE for free calendar.

Etsy: Bad Bird

For those of you who love cute things, (and I mean cotton candy kind of cute . . .) check out this Etsy store BAD BIRD.

Friday Film Festival: Mystery!

I remember the show Mystery! in which Vincent Price (Vincent Twice, Vincent Twice) was the host from when I was little. My mother used to watch it all the time. I remember really liking the title sequence. I think THIS ONE is the original, and then was REDONE later. Illustrations by Edward Gorey of course.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Video: La Petite Mort by Xonographics Studio

More typography in motion. Love this: La Petite Mort.





One Liners by Linzie Hunter

Check out THIS photoset of spam one-liners.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Illustrator: Carmen Segovia

Carmen Segovia is an illustrator working from Spain. She has just finished a new children's book called The China Doll (Featured on Book by its Cover). She's really quite great to work with as well. CLICK HERE for more.

Blog: Book By Its Cover

This blog features children, Comics, Fine art, handmade, and other in books. TAKE A LOOK.

Type as Image: by Paula Scher

Paula spoke a few years ago as an AIGA guest in Salt Lake City. This video is pretty much the same presentation. CLICK HERE to view. Although it's "old news" it's still brilliant.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Brazilian Designer: Eduardo Recife

Misprinted is the personal portfolio of Brazilian designer Eduardo Recife. He also has a few free fonts you can download. Please give him credit if you use them. CLICK HERE for more.


Monday, December 10, 2007

Etsy: Skinny Laminx

Textile designs by SKINNY LAMINX. Aren't these towels fun? Yet another fabulous screen printing idea.

Human Locator: New Technology

This NEW TECHNOLOGY allows people to interact with projected images. Think of all the possibilities. Interactive/experience design takes on a whole new meaning. Thanks Steve.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Friday Film Festival: Catch Me if You Can

I know everyone is familiar with or has seen CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, but I simply must post the title sequence. I just had to. Hinting a bit at the Pink Panther sequence, this still felt so fresh, new, and interesting when it came out. Plus it can stand multiple viewings.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Book: Pictoplasma

If you aren't hard-core, designer, illustrator, gamer or something of the like you'll probably be at a loss for words to describe the PICTOPLASMA books. They are a sort of character dictionary for the cute, ugly, graphic, and beautiful characters—most are inspired by Japanese pop culture. This being said, if you need a place for inspiration the PICTOPLASMA books are a good place to look because they are so contemporary and different.


Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Photography: Chromasia Photoblog

Nice imagery here from an English photographer . . . can't seem to find his name. CLICK HERE for more. Click on the images to flip through them.

Etsy: Pata Pri

Someday I hope to get screen printing materials. Until then, I enjoy seeing what other people are doing with theirs. Here are some kitchen towels by PATA PRI. Her little shop is doing quite well.

Illustrator: Jacob Magraw

Strange, yet interesting work by JACOB MAGRAW.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Motion Graphics: Psyop

Psyop is a motion graphic agency where "persuade, change, and influence" are the motto, I believe the team has done a good job with many of their projects. CLICK HERE to visit the website. Watch MTV HD also Aero and Lugs.

Etsy: Gochemoche

GOCHEMOCHE sells Japanese inspired accessories. The colors and shapes of the hairpieces are intriguing. These patterns would make cute paper ornaments, or party decorations as well.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Concept, Concept, Concept

Beautiful, conceptual photos by CHEMA MADOZ. Some of them you get right away, some of them you have to look at for a bit, and then comes the "Aha factor". Thanks Teju.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday Film Festival: Saul Bass

It's Friday again which means I get to post some more great (and famous) title sequences.
This week is PSYCHO and ANATOMY OF A MURDER by Saul Bass.

ISO50: Scott Hansen

I really enjoy the portfolio of SCOTT HANSEN because it is so stylized and so extremely retro, you'd recognize his work with just a glance. I believe he's mostly known for his clothing graphics. His site has music so turn on your speakers.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Hooptie: Motor City

Interesting site. I don't like the main type but the graphics in the book are fun. CLICK HERE



Kris's Color Stripes

I have always liked the idea of pulling a color pallet from photos. HERE is a blog dedicated to just that. Happy inspiration!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Video: Design Gangsta

THIS JUST IN —Design Gangsta video. The design isn't great but the lyrics are fun. Thanks Brad.

Paper Shoes

While searching for ideas to make paper ornaments I came across these PAPER SHOES on Flickr.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Video: Born in the Heart of Russia

Pretty great commercial eh? (Stylistically speaking of course.) CLICK HERE

Illustrator: Pierre Mornet

Represented by Marlena Agency, PIERRE MORNET work is moody and yet beautiful. Someday I hope to work with him . . . just waiting for that perfect project to come along, as usual.



Packaging Blog: The Die Line

Packaging is one of my favorite areas of design. HERE is a blog dedicated to just that. They are looking to add a few more bloggers to their team too, so if you're interested check it out.

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sunblock etc.


packaging for a hearing aid