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.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I've been really getting into maps lately. Hand-drawn maps are so personal, and there's so many different ways to go with them. Nigel Peake has some really cool looking maps on his site, as well as other drawings and sketches. I'd like to feebly attempt some myself.