Monday, August 30, 2010

Vacation in the Catskills.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Poster series for the Helio Sequence by Sean Tucker of Dog & Pony and Illustrator Karen Kurycki. These posters are absolutely gorgeous. They were featured in Print Magazine's 2009 Regional Design Annual.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Work of Tim Gough

You should check out the work of local designer/illustrator Tim Gough. I really enjoy the simple compositions made complex through textures and hand-drawn accents. There is strong concept, humor and wit within these images.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Shout out to Fireball

Fireball Printing is a good-quality, low-cost print shop. They print and bind all my strange design projects with few questions, are readily available by phone and will ship your work back to you with fireball candies inside! They also run a project space, Pterodactyl, where they host gallery space and a studio for low-cost art classes. There you can find performances, lectures, screenings and exhibits. What's up Catherine!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Today's Grammar Lesson

I loathe poor grammar. LOATHE. Especially when used in marketing materials, where poor grammar is most commonly found. Here is a link to a fun grammar lesson by The Oatmeal.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Jobs searching is hard & Philly is small

Yesterday, a dear friend and fellow designer expressed to me his frustrations with finding a good job. My heart breaks for him, as I too know the pain of wanting to work with smart, creative people on exciting, challenging projects. Many of these jobs are coveted and hundreds apply. But I'd hate to see him lose faith and give up. We are young and motivated, now is the time to work our tiny asses off and shoot for the stars. "How can I keep him motivated?" I thunk.
This morning I purchased a t-shirt from the nice people at Print Liberation. I asked them to include a handwritten note, addressed from their team, expressing to the recipient their deepest sympathies. I'm trying really hard not to ruin the surprise right now and blurt it out. I know he never reads this blog : ), so no worries there.
While browsing their site, I realized that the t-shirt model is no other than Ada, the owner of Oma. Yet another reminder that the creative world in Philadelphia is small and rather incestuous. Philly may be barren of decent creative jobs, but the entrepreneurial opportunities seem bountiful. Its nice to see folks collaborating.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Target Payroll

The Target paycard proofs came from the printers today! I chose a layered design for this national program. Any target employee that opts in for the paycard will get paid on this crazy little piece of plastic. It's produced on clear plastic, ink and laminate on each side. The layered effect is very subtle.