Wednesday, April 28, 2010

striking package design

Recently returning from New Orleans, my mother returned with some special treats: Aunt Sally's Pralines! I don't like Pralines but love the packaging. Attention to detail creates a period piece reminiscent of an old candy shop and a crisp, enticing package. Now to figure out who designed them....

Monday, April 26, 2010

New Card Designs

T-Mobile cardT-Mobile card

Above you'll see three new plastic designs for a T-Mobile promotion. The client was looking for exciting cards to be handed out as freebies during Tradeshows. The bottom two are animated to show the effect of using "layered art," which involves printing on both sides of clear plastic, probably acrylic. This requires at least four (4) passes through a press. Starbucks, Apple and Target use layered plastics when creating their giftcards.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Whatever Wednesday

Illustrator Maira Kalman spoke at the ICA in Philadelphia last night. She is quite charming; I see why she has an immense following (mostly of blue-haired, female hebrews). I must be honest — I don't really follow her work and have not yet read this book, but a designer I respect gifted it to me and well, I felt I owed it to him to attend this event and exhibition. I'm glad I did. I learned multiple things tonite: I really must read Kalman's illustrated version of the Elements of Style, the Director of ICA Philadelphia, Claudia Gould, is obnoxious and absurdly dressed, and there are many, many jewish people of all hair colors in this world. There was also a cake for Abraham Lincoln's birthday and I now have Maira Kalman's signature to add to my collection of signed books (which includes 2 items, Maira Kalman and Chip Kidd — hey you gotta start somewhere).

Monday, April 19, 2010

Business Card Inspiration

Seeking inspiration for business card design? Card Observer and OMG, it even has a watermark. There is some great work on these sites. Miles is one of my favorites.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

New Business Cards!!

I am obviously not a hand model.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

PDA 2011

Here we come.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

designer undisclosed

Check out my cousin's recital flyers. I'm not sure if she did these, but whoever did def. has an appreciation for type and detail. I'm impressed!!