Date Archives May 2009

Merit Badges by Mary Yeager

Doing some digging around the interwebs yesterday for a new project I came across these great hand stitched merit badges by Mary Yeager. They were created for an art show at Gallery Hanahou called Forget Me-Not, which featured embroidered objects from the new craft movement. I love the detail and time spent on these, they look exactly how I would imagine guts and a heart looking.


Paper Cut Animations by Jen Stark

I came across Jen Stark’s Vimeo profile the other day, and was surprised to see that it didn’t have a ton of people visiting it yet. For those who haven’t heard of Jen, she’s the awesome lady who makes the amazing cut paper sculptures. For a quick lesson, click here.

Anyhow, she’s made some really fun videos using her paper cutting skills, including the video at the top, which is the “view of the inside of a sculpture (she) created called “Tunnel Vision” that hangs on the wall and has a peephole you can look into.” They’re all pretty great and short, so enjoy them all.


My Interview with Swide

In a bit of shameless self-promotion, Swide, Dolce&Gabbana’s fun new blog, asked me to do an interview with them, and of course I said yes. How could I pass up the opportunity? They asked me a lot about being blogger, my ideas and opinions on blogs in general, and overall it was interesting for me to share my thoughts on the topics. It’s weird to even be asked these sorts of things by anyone, I’ve only been doing this for a couple years.

I’ve pasted the questions under the cut, but there’s some photos of my apartment and workspace on the interview page, so if you’re curious click here. Big thanks to Kerry Olsen over at Swide for thinking of me!

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Casey Reas

It’s hard to put into words the work of Casey Reas. The best way I can describe it is fancy math that happens to turn into art. I’m sure it’s not that simple, and I don’t want to demean his work, but I have a feeling that his process is something that’s not easily understood. The pieces above were two of my favorites, extremely random but also quite beautiful at the same time.


The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Thomas Allen

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Thomas Allen

Thomas Allen

Good Wednesday everyone, I hope you’re all having a good one. I’m really excited about today’s wallpaper, in fact, I only got it yesterday and I’m already posting it, that’s how excited I am. This week’s artist is the insanely talented and creative Thomas Allen. You may not know him by name, but if I told you he was that guy that makes really neat images out of cut-out book covers, then would you know him? I’ve been in love with his work for a while now, I’m enamored with the fact that he makes such great art with such simple materials.

His desktop is called ‘Infectious’, and features a man with his hand wrapped and slightly bloodied, looking quite concerned about the southern belle standing over his shoulder. It’s a great image that makes an equally great desktop wallpaper. Also, if you’re on a Mac, you may want to throw it into Preview, flip it horizontally and save it, that way your icons aren’t over there image.

Odell Brewing TwitterBrew Tap Design Contest

Odell Brewing, a craft brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado that was started in 1989, is having a competition right now on Twitter for people to decide the tap design for their next beer, Blackbird. It just so happens that my friends over at Tenfold Collective have decided to join the competition, creating a tap design that is absolutely gorgeous. Despite the fact that I e-know them, their design is hands down the best. I love the subtle use of orange and the way the word ‘tweet’ pushes into the frame, subtly referencing Twitter. I also suggest you check out the other designs, and you’ll clearly see how amazing of a job they did.

But in order for them to win, they need votes. Under the cut I’ve placed a poll where you can vote for them, they’re letter J. I also want to mention that they in no way have asked me to do this, I simply believe in supporting nice, creative people, and I hope you will to.

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David Löhr

David Löhr is a Berlin based designer who has quite an eye for art and futurism. I came across some of his work on FFFFOUND yesterday and my inner nerd began to scream with glee. A lot of his work is very robot-centric, with lots of clean smooth shapes and minimal palettes. The images above were created for Generation Digitalé, and features some classic sculptures morphed with some crazy looking robot wire stuff. Lots of stuff to drool over.

I Am Mint Condition

I’ve been enjoying more random and chaotic seeming images lately, one of my recent favorites is the work of Mint Condition, aka Travis Stearns. I posted about Hannah, a font he created, back in January, but I didn’t realize it until now. Going through all of his work, especially everything on his Flickr, I feel really inspired and want to try my hand at doing something like he does.

He seems to have this really great grasp on making order out of chaos. There’s a lot going on in his work, but it all seems to balance and feel really natural. Really good stuff.


Louise Fili Ltd.

Continuing the theme of restaurant logo design, I had to post about Louise Fili. Lousie’s work is amazing, ranging from packaging design to logos and branding, always done impeccably and quite creatively. I knew her from the redesign she did for Good Housekeeping, making the aged symbol of quality into something timeless.

The images above are from the redesign she did for Bedford Post, a café, restaurant and inn located in Bedford, New York. The main logo is the postage stamp above, which features a portrait of the owners grandfather. I love the sense of age this brings to the place, and makes it feel like it’s been around for hundreds of years. If you’d like to read more about her design for Bedford Post, click here.