Monday, December 28, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
I've been using this app for the past week and I'm addicted. I am generally a really organized person (with the memory of a goldfish) so I constantly carry an agenda in my purse. For those days when I've somehow managed to forget my agenda, there's Teux Deux to the rescue! Sign-in on any computer into your account and voila, there's your 3 o'clock appointment you almost forgot about!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
I came across this artist's stunning work by chance a couple of weeks ago, and have not been able to get it off my mind. Most of his work is done with charcoal, and some with oil on canvas. Most of his art revolves around high fashion and horses. Mixing hyper realism with traditional charcoal and oil techniques this Australian artist has definitely turned many heads.
His work has been included in the Craftsman House publication Awesome! Australian Art for Contemporary Kids, featuring 50 Australian contemporary artists. His work is held in numerous private and public collections, including Artbank, National Portrait Gallery, Collex, ABN AMRO, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Grafton Regional Art Gallery and TMAG (Tasmanian Museum and Gallery).
More of this artist here
My apologies for the lack of posts. I really do need to stick to my posting regimen. So much has been going on in my personal and career life. I am hoping to start the new year with a bang. I've been working on getting my website together, as well as working full-time and freelancing, oh and squeeze in Christmas shopping and the ridiculous amount of wrapping paper scraps laying on my living room floor at the moment. I am hoping to add personal flare to my blogging, and in turn hope that I get more feedback from whoever you are, design lover. Keep your eyes peeled, I plan on surprising you.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
"Amala is a new luxury organic skincare line founded in Germany. Liska + Associates, a New York/Chicago communication design firm, helped launch the brand with a focus on Amala’s natural formulas and whole plant ingredients. The brand program included product packaging, logo development and art direction that captures Amala's fundamental values: purity, transparency and responsibility.
Inspired by artisanal food packaging, Liska incorporated cork, copper and uncoated papers to create a distinctive yet simple shelf profile. The tail of the “a” in “Amala” is a pronunciation key and a reference to plant growth, and each of the four plant illustrations identifies the four color-coded product lines."
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Jaime Pitarch. Chernobyl (2007). Lime tree wood, aniline, oil, varnish
A work by Jaime Pitarch for The Rest of Now, an exhibition which runs until November 2 in an ex-aluminium factory in Bolzano, Italy, as part of the Manifesta Biennale.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
So during college, we had a paper folding class at some point during our 2nd year and most of us hated it. We just didn't see the point of it whatsoever. I thought it was a waste of time, and I spent most of the time catching up on other classes. I came across these pictures (above) and thought wow, so that's the point of that class. It's been about a year and a half since I've graduated, and I must say this: Whatever you think was useless in college, really isn't. Anything I've taken so far has come back and proven to be useful and smart some how. Neat huh?
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
"Wptt Contraceptive (a brand name) hopes to create a new packaging of novelty and visual impact. The objective is to emphasize the high contraceptive effectiveness of the products by indicating the painful consequences of having sex without a condom. More than 100,000 people have used the condoms and the sales increased by 21%."*
*information provided by thedieline.com
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I'm an addict when it comes to online subscriptions, one of which I was starting to get annoyed with because nothing ever appealed to me and decided to unsubscribe to. As I was doing this, I for once found something. Digital Message Tape. It retails for 10$ and is totally worth it since the pen comes with the tape.
Using the included pen, you can "black out" the full alphabet plus digits, all in stylish digital type.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Well, now that I'm back, I'll get back into the swing of things. Keep your eyes and hearts open.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
click here to read the article.
Here's my #11: double check, triple check, and then check again. No matter how many times you think your client has sent you the correct text, half the time, they don't proof half the shit they write. So remember to check spelling over, and over and over again. Nothing will kill you more than having a finished product in your hands and then realizing you spelt something out worng.
Anyhoot, hope this is useful in one way or another.
Sorry it's been a while since my last update! So much is going on in my personal life, that I have unfortunately fallen behind on my design blog. All for good reason though, I'm working on my website, which I will definitely be sharing with all of you as soon as it is up!
On another note,
i am so utterly in love with black and white photography. I also really love how 3D they've made this look using perspective on the type.
someone, anyone, be cool enough to accept work like this in Montreal.