Sunday, May 9, 2010

inspirational IX

Type from pattern. Interesting decision.

Monday, May 3, 2010

process IX

Three characters from my typeface so far. Just as fun as I thought it would be, but eating all my time. I might name it Alk. First three I have finished. Plus an odd mouthful to pronounce for only three letters.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

process VIII

Type experimentation inspiring my typeface for the final project. I'm leaning towards the bottom image. I find the idea that you only need certain parts of a letterform to be able to read it very perplexing. And fun to mess with. And excuse the vulgarity, please. Well nevermind, it's only implied. I didn't actually write it. Or did I?

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Typography abstractions. ON SHIRTS! By this cool team called Stymie.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

inspirational VIII

COLLAGE! Inspiration for Form. I wanna push dark textures, but uhh maybe not that tri-visual leopard.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

process VII

Finally had a chance to put some good time into this today. These are three spreads from the booklet: the front and back cover and the first two spreads.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

inspirational VII

YUM. very pretty of you, urban. Noice lock up.

Monday, April 5, 2010

process VI

Wow, just realized the correlation to the post underneath this. Anyhow, here's my stab at a gridded system. I'm liking this so so so much more than the past few systems. Finally.

btw is this working?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

inspirational VI

HIERARCHY HIERARCHY HIERARCHY note to self: be more like this.


I need to obtain one of these double fingered rings by Good Wood. They just seem so...crucial. And perfect. And I can't stop drooling. Must get myself to Brooklyn asap.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Typeface I found looking through old magz in form. Quite lovely to admire, but looks like a pain in the ass to put to work. I could not find ANY info on this online, but I'm assuming this was made by John Randolph Carter... a poet. Go figure.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

process V

Sonic form (top 12" bottom 7"). And futura! And green! Black watercolor plus any other color makes for some spacey spacey fun.

Monday, March 22, 2010

inspirational V

Futura! My new frand. I spy you everywhere. And nice rocks, yarr?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

process IV

Up top is my green drop cap for this week. I went over to Raven to carve it out of linoleum and used the proofing press to print it. Not sure if I want to add anything else to it yet.

And this spiked monster is a renovation of my 3d drop cap. It's got a little more bite to it I think. grarr.


Danger Mouse and James Mercer make a musical genius of a couple. Nice graphic too. Yum.

Friday, March 5, 2010

inspirational IV

Yaowza, Yasly! Stop making such drool-worthy stuff. Line-work on leather... and letterpress... I'm hoping this circular thing he's got going on with coerce me into really enjoying these dilatational posters.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

process III

Beginning process for one of my radial posters. Took a bit of inspiration from the cd cover. I don't know how I feel about this whole radial thing. I'm not a circle fan. But we'll see what happens.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

inspirational III

3-D drop cap ideas. I'm thinking about making a faceted letter, so right now I'm looking at diamond shapes and thinking about materials I could use. Something transparent could be nice. Or something shiny to catch the light.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I would give my left leg to have a bed like this! But more blankets please.

Monday, February 22, 2010

process II

Alterations on axial posters. Left old, right new.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Inspirational II

Examples of axial compositions in posters by Casey Deming. Interesting type placement. A bit more focused on the graphic elements than on the type, but very mind opening. Plus, rando image = texture is to die for.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

process I

Drop Cap numba one! A=beginning of the alphabet.

I've had this general shape for an A stuck in my head for a while now. I started just blocking out that form and decided to outline it to open the letter up. I think this simple outline works the best. It really lets you focus on the structure of the letter while letting your eye flow easily across it. I also cut out the counter and the space below the bar. I think this really lets the shape breathe, but it would be awkward to apply to the digital world.

Our second Drop Cap is a revised version of this one, so I'll have to find something to do with that space.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

inspirational I

Typeface by Jack Crossing. I'm absolutely obsessed with triangles, and Mr. Crossing's work is just full of admiration for this majestic shape. His work is a glittery mix of sharp geometry and ephemeral colors and textures that I just want to sink my teeth into. Growl.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Sweet line drawings by Christopher David Ryan. Beautiful movement. I love not-so-straight, straight, hand-drawn lines.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Bowerbirds "In Our Talons" from Alan Poon on Vimeo.

Stunning. Intrigued by crow. Scared for crab. Sad for mantis. And a catchy song to boot.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Must re-create. Minus creepy doll.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Snow storms should come with lightning. No class tomorrow. Bah-merr.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Some images from my second project in Book Arts where we had to manipulate and alter a found book. Mine is about the increasing awareness that mankind has developed for our forests.
God how I miss this class.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


This is not real! Matthew Albanese is the mastermind behind this. Cotton + grout + fur = landscape? Yes please.