Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A stitch in time

Chez Sucre Chez makes some charming little embroideries.

*this last one is for one klg.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sufjan Stevens "I Walked"

I'm liking the new Sufjan Stevens song, "I Walked," that Pitchfork posted this week. The song comes from his new album, which will be released on October 12 (that's a separate new album from the EP he just released).

<a href="http://sufjanstevens.bandcamp.com/track/i-walked">I Walked by Sufjan Stevens</a>

If you're on Google Reader, check out the song here.

Friday, August 27, 2010

We are all workers

The (moving) Levi's billboard on Houston made me look.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Some words of advice

Frank Chimero's advice for design students has some nice little nuggets of wisdom.

Some of my favorites:
You will get conflicting information. It means that both are wrong. Or both are true. This never stops. Most decisions are gray, and everything lives on a spectrum of correctness and suitability.

Quiet is always an option, even if everyone is yelling.

If you can’t draw as well as someone, or use the software as well, or if you do not have as much money to buy supplies, or if you do not have access to the tools they have, beat them by being more thoughtful. Thoughtfulness is free and burns on time and empathy.

If you meet a person who cares about the same obscure things you do, hold on to them for dear life. Sympathy is medicine.

Scissors are good, music is better, and mixed drinks with friends are best.
See the rest here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Some music for your Monday.

From Lykke Li & El Perro Del Mar.

Monday, August 16, 2010

How much hipster can you pack in a Jazz?

"Everyone—fair trade"

InDesign Magazine

Check out the August/September issue of InDesign Magazine to see some of my work/quotes featured. Sadly, an entire page of my work (3 spreads of my Brooklyn Flea book) was credited as someone else's, but I let them know and hopefully they will correct it...

*Update: the editor has corrected it—thanks! Will update the spreads shortly.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Coffee & Cigarettes

A clever poster with good use of negative space by Viktor Hertz.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Reyka Vodka redesign

A nice before & after (after redesign pictured first).

(via The Dieline)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kristen Haff

Kristen Haff designed this tea packaging for Bigelow as part of a student project. The first concept was to be marketed as a mass market product, while the second was a more upscale product.

The rest of her portfolio is also really awesome, and I love the page icons she has on her site for each of her projects.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Let your hands do the talking...

These AT&T ads by Guido Daniele amazed me when I saw them online. But when I saw them larger than life on a billboard in Times Square the other day, I was even more impressed. He totally and creatively captured the locations he represented by painting on hands, and with all the texting we all do, the idea goes so well with the concept of advertising a phone.


This print would be fun for a kitchen.

Zara Picken

Wouldn't you like to be able to change the weather this way?

Zara Picken
has some nice illustration work.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Four eyes

I want these. Too bad I have no reason to buy them.

They Draw and Cook

It's no secret I love both art and food. So I loved browsing through They Draw and Cook, a website with a new illustrated recipe every day.

Also entertaining: Kids Draw and Cook. Just look at this Rocking Out Fruit!

(via HOW)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Modest Mousetrap

Aakash Dewan of India designed a clever and humane mousetrap. From the site:
ONEDOWN is a humane rat trap. The trap rests precariously in a horizontal position on a circular foot. Bait inside would lure the rat into the trap, a metal insert in the base coupled with the weight of the rat will tip the trap and bring it to a vertical position indicating that a rat has been trapped. Then the rat can be released instead of killed.
Interesting, but I'm not entirely convinced the mouse couldn't climb out. I've seen them in action more times than I'd prefer...

Check out this idea and more here.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Road trip

No time for a cross country road trip? Take a virtual one here.