Wow. Such a simple idea. So pissed I didn’t think of it first. Love these letterpressed cards with a glow-in-the-dark double meaning. Ross Moody is the man behind 55 Hi’s, an online collection of design driven greeting cards, prints, etc. Check out more of his stuff here:
Odds are, if you live in Texas and you have a family, you also have one of these: a picture of your fam in the bluebonnets. It’s kind of a Texas tradition, and since we needed to update our family pictures to include our littlest one, we decided it was time for a photo shoot. Marco Hanson was the photographer and he did a pretty awesome job. This was my favorite shot from the day, which is weird because I thought it was the cheesiest idea going into it.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything…been so busy lately. One of the projects that was occupying my time was Austin’s 1st Annual Artcrank Poster Show. It’s a pretty cool event that travels to various cities selling bike-related art, supporting charities, and making friends. Okay, so I didn’t really do much of any of that, but it was still a blast. Check them out here:
I have extra posters if you’re interested. 18″ x 18″. Letterpressed. Run of 75. Kinda weird. Contact me to purchase one.
So I guess Michael Wesely holds the record for photos taken with the longest exposure…we’re talking years here, folks. This exposure documented the entire construction of the Museum of Modern Art (I’m not sure how exactly).
The photos contain the ghosts of the buildings as it is constructed; streaks
of the sun throughout the sky; and hundreds of little nicks, trails and
instances that elude to something happening during the long exposure.
The surrounding buildings stand solid and unchanged, a constant presence
in the otherwise changing environment.
Dana Tanamachi is a graphic designer and custom chalk letterer. I found her great work on various interwebs. I was pleased and relieved to learn that her chalkwork is actually hand-crafted and not faux-toshopped. Here’s video proof.
Is it too late to add these to my Christmas wishlist? Cause these things are pretty sweet…kind of like those Ninjabread men cookie cutters, but more practical. Sort of. Yanko Design has tons of cool stuff for design-minded folk:
I feel bad posting about the Renegade Craft Fair I went to and not even mentioning my friend and coworker, who also had a rad shop set up. Erica Ellis makes sweet prints, jewelry and various folded paper items, all for sale at her Etsy shop:
I got an awesome print today from a designer with mad skills – Curtis Jinkins at Neighborhood Studio. He’s got a ton of his work for sale at his new website, which is pretty freaking gorgeous: http://www.neighborhood-studio.com/
Next I want one of his Animals A-Z prints…
So this past weekend I went to check out the Renegade Craft Fair. I saw a lot of cool stuff from various local artists, but one of the most beautiful booths was Leah Duncan’s. She has a really good eye for color, and her pattern work is pretty sweet. Unfortunately, since the wife and I took the kids, we only had 12 seconds to look at each booth. And I think I said the words “Don’t touch” 623 times…
I took time later, however to check out Leah’s site. You should too:
A coworker friend of mine, Kevin Dunleavy, drew this sketch. It totally cracked me up. And, let’s face it, it makes about as much sense as the whole Occupy Wall Street movement, anyways. Except this version has a clear, unified purpose: destroy Michael Bolton’s career. Mission accomplished.
What can you do with fifteen feet of gold chain from Lowe’s, three inches of “fur fabric” from Joanne’s, and an old camouflage T-shirt?
Make everyone think you’re kinda weird, that’s what. Part of me thought it was freaking awesome, but most of me felt a little embarrassed wearing it. Oh well, it beats the year I was a “spoonicorn” and taped a spoon to my forehead the whole day.
Or does it?