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
For the past few years I have been art directing and styling the photographs for my client, John & Kira’s. We have a yearly photoshoot with the tremendously talented photographer, John Uher. Below illustrates the evolution of the winter forest photograph used in the J&K holiday catalog.
Top photo: Ingredients gathered, many from Terrain in Westport, CT
Middle photo: On set at the studio of John Uher, photographer
Bottom photo: Final Shot
Silvie and I had some fun recently making stamp prints of the cross section of a celery stalk. Can you take a guess as to whom made each of the patterns?
(Hint): I should follow my 2 year old daughter’s lead in breaking the grid!
I was so pleased to see how beautifully the celery printed.
I found this cookbook at an antique market in Rhinebeck, New York. The epitome of cheerful and charming, it was illustrated by Vee Guthrie and published by Peter Pauper press in 1951. Each section is preceded with a full page illustration by the artist. The colors, the type, the folky style, such a little treasure!
Over the past few months, Silvie and I have been spending our mornings in the toddler’s section of the Westport Library. It’s an amazing place; they host free programs for kids of all ages, and they also have really great toddler play areas. While my daughter entertains herself and discovers new-found friends; I sit aside and thumb through some of the artful, inspiring books that surround us.
Recently I discovered the work of Lois Ehlert, a wonderful artist, author and illustrator. I find her books to be witty and wise, and wonderfully associated with nature.
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.
While going through some boxes the other night, my husband came across this baseball card he created when he was 12. Not only was I thoroughly impressed with his design skills; I was also quite charmed that he recorded his statistics on the reverse side.
John & Kira’s introduced their special edition Project Mintpatch “Urban Garden Bars”
a couple of weeks ago at the Rittenhouse Square & Headhouse farmer’s markets in Philadelphia. A small batch of 500 bars were sold for $7 each and 100% of profits were given back to the urban farmers. These “urban” mint farmers are inner city students and teens who cultivate mint in their schools and through community programs. For the full Project Mintpatch story, visit the J&K website.
Studio AG was responsible for naming the “Urban Garden Bars”, logo design, and short-run packaging design. Labels were printed by moo.com.