Beautiful Face

incredible

Saatchi Online Artist: Jessica Rae Sommer; Acrylic, Painting “Face for NYC”.

I am blown away by artists who can draw faces like this. Or any faces. Faces are hard, man!

via Saatchi Online Artist: Jessica Rae Sommer; Acrylic, Painting “Face for NYC”.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

invites, typography

openhouse_email2

 

Just designed this for my parent’s Christmas Eve party!

Great Invite Fonts

tips, typography

Tis the season to make lots and lots of invitations and cards. My favorite thing. These fonts are helpful. Get them from the original post: 25 great fonts for parties | a subtle revelry.

 

Color Theory, Revisited

color wheel, logos

Isn’t it interesting that a pizza restaurant with a blue sign is less enticing than one with a red sign; and a spa with a red sign is less successful as one with a blue sign? Things which affect a person’s behavior without them even knowing it are very interesting.

via Psicología del color en el diseño de logos #infografia #infographic #design | TICs y Formación.

Oh, Type: You’re My Favorite

typography

A project for which I was contracted out by another designer… this artwork will be screenprinted on a tote bag for a college.

Newsletters

newsletters

Newsletters are so often SO ugly. Maybe that’s because they are often designed using a template that was ugly to begin with, but only got uglier as someone tried to cram all their boring information onto a few pages. Anyway, I’m not always happy with everything I produce at my “day job,” because I am only one indian in a tribe of chiefs. My work usually becomes a Frankendesign. But I really liked this page of our newsletter this month:

 

2012 Light Festival in Belgium

color wheel, incredible, patterns

2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium – Wow! How does this work? Does it take forever? I think I’d create a quilt of lights and just lay it over the building.

Obsessions

incredible, typography

Penny street art in Amsterdam by Stefan Sagmeister: “Obsessions make my life worse and my work better.”

Whoa. Imagine the steam that would’ve blown out of Sagmeister’s ears if anyone would’ve tripped and fallen on this during installation. Keeping this together on a public street probably felt like one of those dreams when you are running from a monster but you seem to be knee deep in Nutella … so slow and futile. But it wasn’t futile; it is beautiful.

More: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/3965/stefan-sagmeister-at-experimentadesign-amsterdam-2008.html