29 March 2010
Tomorrow over lunch I hope to go to the Macy's Flower Show 2010. Lovely ladies and a tone of lovely flowers. Pics to come!
Wow. That was fast. You can find my poster for sale first row, first thumbnail. This was such a fun project and I changed the imagery well, a lot. I really enjoyed exploring solutions and graphic looks. I truly hope we can raise 1 million dollars for Doctors Without Borders.
Title: Band Together
Designer: Michelle Rollins
Writer: Scott Dahl
Medium: Printed, Distressed and Hand Sewn
After seeing the horrific devastation of a fractured country, we wanted to create a poster that moved people to action. Healing Haiti starts with you. In hanging this poster our hope is that many will be moved to give too Doctors Without Borders. Celebrating the idea that each person can help band together and heal Haiti.
Each poster is rolled with bandage gauze and sealed with nursed tape that reads "Band Together. thehaitiposterprojection.com". As you unwrap the poster you see the stitching. The background is the Haitian flag fractured and distressed like shards of devastation, the typeface is also fractured but our Haitian native is being mended back together. The stitching is left unfinished and the needle is attached to symbolically represent you picking up where others have left off. You to can help.
You will be able to buy them soon!
26 March 2010
Thank you 2x4. Looking forward to this book. But the bag by Eddie Opara, GuilT is sold out :( Hoping for a reorder. If you missed Eddie during Insight Lecture Series, see it here.
I had the pleasure of eating with Eddie after the lecture (which is really worth watching). Very smart gentleman who is going to have a had in changing our collaborative environments.
1964 was the year of Pop Art and much more. This exhibition will showcase works from Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns (who is my personal favorite). March 25 - Oct. 24. My sister is visiting from Hawaii (I know!) and can't wait to go with her.
VIA: Walker Art Center
24 March 2010
22 March 2010
Jen Sheeler is our newest member to the design team. She is the Director of Retail Marketing & Design. We are so very happy to have her join us. In searching for inspiration for our next big retail client, Jen found this lovely packaging that brings awareness to landmines. Read More
19 March 2010
The Haiti Poster Project:
I've been working on one for the past few weeks. I'm really excited to get all the prints done. Here is a sneak peak at what I've been designing...
I will be printing and shipping next week. Once the posters go on sale to raise money for Doctors without Boards, I will let you know!
17 March 2010
Image VIA: xmoonbloom's
Now that I'm older I see the contrast of the two words that in my life have described this time of year... Easter and Pascha. Pascha means Passover in Greek. To be exact... Pascha is a transliteration of the Greek word, which is itself a transliteration of the Hebrew pesach, both words meaning Passover.
Easter lately, seems less about Christ passing us over into eternal life and the price he paid for us to have this choice, and more about bunnies (which i love), eggs (so yummy) and all the other spring icons. (holy run on sentence batman)
It is really hard to navigate as a designer. I love "easter" patterns and all things spring, but my feet are deeply planted in the Orthodox beliefs, customs and wisdom of 2,000 years of teaching that has gone unchanged. Just how do you really blend the two? I hope in the years to come I will be better able to answer this question.
15 March 2010
05 March 2010
03 March 2010
I was honored to be invited to speak at UW Stout on portfolio preparation. About 66 students attended and they shocked me. All were on time, many had great questions and all seemed to be really interested. Amazing group of emerging creatives.
I didn't prep a formal presentation. Instead I wanted them to see what a finish portfolio could look like. Granted I graduated Portfolio Center in 2005, so my work is a bit old but I expressed that you are not selling your work but your thinking.
This group of students really inspired me to finish my book on portfolio prep. I am now targeting have the book ready for the fall and planning on promoting it in the year to come.
Thank you UW Stout! Hope to do it again in the future. Good Luck!
(P.S. My class at PC seemed to have a lasting effect... check out these old videos... and yes it is embarrassing you see yourself filmed.)
01 March 2010
Lately I've wanted to do a self-portrait. In thinking about it I'm not sure of the medium yet. But I think I would like to create one before summer. In design school we did a self-portrait exercise in a style of a famous modern artist. I choose Jasper Johns, who I still love and visit his great works at the Walker Art Center. Now I would like to revisit this idea of how do I see myself. I believe your home should be filled with things you love and art that is a reflection of you. I guess I've been playing around with idea of reflect for a while and want to translate that to my own image. More ideation to come, but these were pulls from last week.
Other ideas on mediums... Silkscreen, fabric...