Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Letterpress Cards.

I searched high and low on the web for what I thought were my favorite holiday letterpress cards I could find.  Here are 8 that I think are the best of what I saw.  Click the image to go to the website they were found on.

FEAST your eyes :) 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Liz Wolfe

I stumbled across this photographer/artist, Liz Wolfe and think her art is creepy/happy/vibrant/weird.....Something about it is bitter AND sweet - take a look and see what you think:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Propellor Island City Lodge.

I came across this a few months ago, it is a hotel in Berlin called Propeller Island City Lodge.  It has crazy interior designs in each of the rooms.  Here are a few pictures inside some of the rooms:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

HTO Park.

Saw photos of this park before and I thought it was modern and fun.  It is considered a "urban beach" in Toronto.  You can read more about it here.  The style reminds me a lot of Christo and Jean Claude.

Take a look:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bits of fall.

Some more photography from the park a few weekends ago:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Jeff Koons Fashion Shoot

Came across this Jeff Koons inspired photo shoot in a magazine a long while ago, so long that I forget what magazine it was from. I finally got to scanning these the other day. Love the artist inspiration. If you don't know who Jeff Koons is...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Keep calm and...

Have you seen this poster?

I have seen this poster more in the recent years.  I both like the image/text/vibrancy of the poster as much as I do the message.  I have seen other funny variations of the poster lately, which made me decide to make a post about it.  Before sharing it with you, I thought it would be best to google the poster and find out what it was all about.  Call me silly, but little did I know that this originally was a poster designed for the British government before WWII!  You can read all about it HERE on Wikipedia.  It is interesting how it was barely popular and used back when it was first produced but became wildly popular after it's re-discovery in the 2000's.  I definitely plan on putting a small print of this on my wall somewhere.  Here are some fun spoofs I have found of the poster:

And, I loveeee this calendar:

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Letterpress cards.

Something about letterpress prints is sooo attractive to me.  I love how images and text are crisply pressed into paper and make a vibrant imprint.  I have never seen a letterpress in-person, but would love to see it in action some day.  I have recently started following some letterpress printing blogs, which I will share in the future.  For how here is a small sampling of some letterpress cards found on and :

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bar code.

Stumbled THIS site last week.  Having worked with products and bar codes for quite a while now.  I really hope this "new" artistic bar code trend becomes more common.  Why not have fun with bar codes, when you are already designing the rest of a package? Bar codes could become a part of the design rather than being and addition to or an afterthought on a package.  Some designers are already creating these bar codes purely for artistic fun, while others are creating their for true use and creative expressionThe sure don't come cheap either.  Here are a few of my favorites:


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Diggin' this look.

I came across this section in CMYK magazine a few weeks ago.  I have never really been too impressed with their magazine before, but found much more in this issue that I liked.  I really like the feel of the features page and poll section - the hand written text and the xeroxed look of the images on a craft-paper background.  I also like the black and magenta on the neutral brown and white. Me likey.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Need a Kleenex??

Came across this ad a few weeks ago when browsing mags at B&N.  It is for Kleenex, and just in time for fall/winter illnesses.  It is trying to get customers to "share" a box of tissues.  The ad has many different "tags" that you can stick on a Kleenex box to send as a care package, or you can go on their website and send a box free (I considered it for a millisecond and then realized it was an extremely clever plan to get contact information and spam me with advertising hehe)!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Some Halloween Cards

Happy Halloween!!

Here are two Halloween cards I made earlier this year, I plan to make more next year - I promise ;)