20 November 2008

Western White House: Streets of Chicago

Sally Ryan for The New York Times

A New Wind is Blowing in Chicago by Jeff Zeleny.

Check out this article. When I visit Chicago for business, it is filled with place and people to see. I would love to visit now after such a huge win. The streets seemed to be filled with art inspired political posters.

04 November 2008

ELECTORAL VOTES

ELECTION DAY!




Today is more than voting for a leaders to stand for many. Today is truly a defining moment in history. On the surface we see race and gender at the for front of American politics. It is very obvious on both sides the rally efforts that have been made these past few months. Did it work? Did it hurt the candidates? Are we voting on merit + race or merit + gender? I would like to think the America I see goes beyond these surface differences. Instead, focus our attention to Americas hard issues. My hope is for the next President to help our country revive itself. They both are great. We will see soon!

17 October 2008

Halloween Desktop Wallpaper



I designed these desktop wallpapers to spread some spooky cheer. Enjoy! And Happy Halloween!

07 October 2008

Eduardo Recife






Eduardo Recife is amazing. Brazilian-born illustrator Eduardo is an old-school thinker. Influenced by Dadasim and the surrealist movement that followed, his work is collage, graffi, found and personal. A follower of philosophy over past history, has Eduardo in a class of his own. His style of combining type and image to create a new idea is not only beautiful to look at but thought provoking.

Misprinted Type is his personal playground.

Mark James




Mark James brings you his latest creation 99% is Shit; a 7.5 inch high Vinyl figure displaying a pretty overt commentary on the worlds artistic output. Limited to 99 pieces worldwide, each set is handsigned and numbered by Mark. Simply said, I wish I had one.

Bast "Nose Candy"





June 14 Brooklynite Gallery hosted the grand opening of BAST’s solo show, Nose Candy. The show features a wild collection of twisted collage and installation pieces from the Brooklyn-based artist.

Aiko NakaGawa






I wish I could see her art in person. Akio NakaGawa

03 October 2008

Paper, Paperless Holiday Card



Great Christmas Card

Harvest Inspiration



Pantone came out with this great reference of fall leaves and reference the color to a PMS chip. This has been out for a while but it is still a classic.

Illustration: Mike Lowery


Mike Lowery is now signed to Lilla Rogers. I was checking out her blog for Halloween inspiration for a retail client.

SARAH CIHAT: DIRT




Second-Hand Glam: Sarah Cihat

Made from re-fired and re-glazed second-hand finds, these dapper plates and platters come in a myriad of cool designs. Her pottery DIRT also has a witty and cheeky vibe that will leave you completely smitten!

19 September 2008

Apple Picking Party!



The second annual is here! Welcoming fall with apple picking. Next weekend! I will have some pics up shortly after the 27th!

16 September 2008

Ingela Arrhenius: Great Patterns and Illustrations




Synder & the Swedes represent Ingela. I really love the just of positive negative space and ability to evoke an emotion. Very cool. Very Fun.

14 September 2008

Microcredit Africa Works





In Africa many people live on less than a dollar a day. Microcredit makes it possible for poor people to obtain small loans to build a better future. Visit Africa Works for great stories about Africans making great change.

Design:
I love the use of distressed type and rustic icons. It add to the flavor of what Africa but with an American color palette. These icons remind me of an American farm. Inflecting the American ideal of ..."the pursuit of happiness". A huge trend we are seeing in America is us looking out side of ourselves and into the rest of the world. America is still the land of freedom and still a nation others look to for help.

These Africans just need a helping hand to get started.... we all need a little encouragement and belief from others that we can succeed.

Burble London



The Burble is a massive structure reaching up towards the sky, composed of approximately 1000 extra-large helium balloons each of which contains microcontrollers and LEDs that create spectacular patterns of light across the surface of the structure. The public, both audience and performer, come together to control this immense rippling, glowing, bustling 'Burble' that sways in the evening sky, in response to movements of the long articulated interactive handle bar at the base of the structure. The ephemeral experience exists at such a large scale that it is able to compete visually in an urban context with the buildings that surround it.

The audience has remote controls that react with the balloons to change their color. Each balloon communicates to each other changing color to create harmonious patterns in the sky.



As people on the ground shake and pump the handle bars of the Burble, they see their movements echoed as colours through the entire system. Part installation, part performance, the Burble enables people to contribute at an urban scale to a structure that occupies their city, albeit for only one night.

Source: Sublime Magazin and Haque, UK

11 September 2008

Love Eco




Love Eco is a UK base company offering a wide range of green products. I love there site and want to buy everything. My love of butterflies makes me wish the American dollar was a bit stronger. I so want this lamp shape!

20 August 2008

What to do with old Comic Books?





I made notebook covers on small pads of paper. I am going to be selling these and more soon!