Trying to keep designing wherever I end up! This time it's creating the first promo for Lillstreet's Artist in Residence Show from July 29-August 28. This year's group of artists is seriously stellar.
(c) Louis Baton
Today I stumbled upon this eerie image that's considered the 1st photograph to be taken underwater. It's amazing where procrastinating at work will take you! I find it perfect for the gray summer weather we've been having here in Chicago (or at least I'm trying to embrace what I can't change).
This is beautiful, but will also make me stop complaining about small plates...
So I *really* just can't get over getting lost in Instagram. I found all these new gems shared as links by people I follow.
Clockwise from left to right:
@swanbones @aubreyvanvels @wovenlaine
@wilsonandwillys (Mpls is killin it these days!)
If you haven't ever gotten distracted by Instagram's "Explore" feature you definitely should. That's how I found these fantastic illustrations. They're almost too girly for me, but they're so festive I just couldn't resist!
Yes, I've gone off the deep end with the use of triangles. But it led me to design a new logo!! I'm seeing obsession in a whole new light...
I've had triangles on the brain lately, so I decided to put them into some holiday designs. I have a feeling my family will be subjected to some black and white wrapping and cards this year. It's a rather nice break from the explosion of color that comes with the holiday season. What do you think?
I recently took some photos for my friend Janelle's food blog to help her test out some ideas/angles (recipes for these will be up on her site soon). I'm not sure what I enjoyed more, the shooting or the eating!
Not really a huge fan of this band, but this album cover is pretty fantastic. With fall's colors already fading away, I'll definitely be focusing more on contrast / light / shadow during the crisp, harsh months coming up in the Midwest.
Not really sure what to make of the website? blog? trendland.com, but these interior snaps from a couple months ago certainly caught my eye. Apologies for the delay in posting this, but you may find something else hidden within the confusing website that's another source of inspiration.
I've been meaning to start an Instagram feature for a while now, and I'm finally getting around to it! This first one is a "Shop Edition" of sorts, featuring tiny shops across the country that I've stumbled upon over the last few months thanks to Instagram. I've only ever driven by the shop in Minneapolis so I definitely need to make a trip to all these amazing spaces.
(clockwise from top left)
Have Company - Grand Rapids, Michigan
Summer Camp - Ojai, California
MILLE - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Individual Medley - Los Angeles, California
I saw Phosphorescent (aka Matthew Houck) back in 2010 and he and his band were alright. But Houck has arrived at something special with Muchacho, which I had no idea was his SIXTH album. The album is at its best when you're travelin down a stretch of road with the sun on your shoulder.
According to the weather forecast this is [hopefully] the last day of snow we'll have in Chicago. So this is my last chance to share the ethereal photos of Elena Shumilova, who popped up on my facebook feed a bit ago. You can scroll through all of her photos here.
It only took almost a month to get around to scrolling through my Christmas photos. But with mounds of snow and dropping temperatures, why not keep things festive?