I am feeling inspired on this 2016 Election Day by Hillary Clinton, and the notion of the USA electing its first female President.
To celebrate the spirit of new beginnings, I am kicking off my 100 day project (created by the incredible Elle Luna) today! I will create one collage per day for the next 100 days. This is something I’ve been wanted to do for awhile, and I think today is a most excellent day to begin. Follow along with me on instagram if you’d like! 01/100
“Make Space” has been my mantra this summer: To take breaks. To work more efficiently. To turn down the noise of social media and the interweb. To get out in nature. To go for walks. To stare at the sky, stars, water, trees… To study anything that eminates from this earth. ♥
I just scored a new work table — found roadside with a big, cardboard “FREE” sign on it. It’s a perfect addition to my home office.
I just found out that one of my card designs from the Martha Stewart / Crane and Company holiday collection has been recognized in the 2009 HOW international design annual. A very nice and welcomed surprise!
From one of my MOST favorite specimens of typography (ever); an antique French printed road map. I melt every time I look at this thing of beauty. These scans are from a promotional insert within the map folder. I will include images of the map in a future posting. Slurp it up, typography lovers.
I accidentally caused a smallish (harmless) flood in our basement last week. While mopping up, I noticed a handful of little packaging treasures on the shelf. Old items left behind by the different generations that have inhabited our house since it was built in 1940. Simple type + graphics + illustration. Pre-computer, pre-photoshop. Stuff like this makes me happy.
As I dip my toes into the deep sea of blogging, I might as well take this opportunity for some shameless self-promotion. : )
I am so extremely HAPPY to announce that my humble Studio AG was awarded in the 365: AIGA Annual Design Exhibition 30. There were over 3800 entries, and 182 examples of design *excellence* were chosen.
This charming John & Kira’s box system was created to reflect the extreme amount of tender care and absolute deliciousness that go into each and every handcrafted J&K chocolate. The letter pressed labels are printed with Mad Maude Press, and the boxes are being manufactured with Simkins Box Corp. in Philadelphia.
The packaging will forever be preserved in the AIGA archives at the Denver Art Museum in Colorado.