Friday, January 30, 2009

No post?

So I ran out of time yesterday to post.........which means I'm working really hard! Ironic for "Work in Progress Thursday." Lately I've been preparing my portfolio to go out into the "real world," which by the way, why do they call it the "real world;" isn't the life I'm living right now "real"? I'm hoping once I'm out of school the "real" world won't be so damn busy so I have time to do things for myself once in awhile........but I hope I find a job none the less.

Off to find something for Fun Friday ;)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Take a Piece of my Type

Found this while purusing the internets today. The website, Type is Art, allows you to take pieces of typography and transform them into a little piece of art. Above is a little sampling of mine. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Talent Tuesday!

Time for New Talent Tuesday! I found this painting on Etsy, using the Pounce feature. I love the drawing quality and the vibrant colors. Plus, the cow harkens back to my rural Iowa roots :) Check out ErinGoPaint's store here.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Rubik's Cube

rubik's cube
Originally uploaded by Joe McLaren
Time for a little inspiration Monday! I've loved Joe McLaren's illustration style on flickr for some time now. The colors and the way he uses shapes is awesome.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Fun Friday-For all the A-holes out there!

This is too great! Everybody needs a little designer comedy now and then! Happy Weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Logo Work

At my internship I've been busy working away at some new logos. So far I'm leaning to the first two there, but we'll see which one ends up being used :)

Awesome Type Coin

Graphic Design Wednesday---A Little Late

Stani Michiels, architect and artist recently won a design competition for the Dutch Ministry of Finance for the new 5 Euro coin. The theme, "Netherlands and Architecture," inspired him to create the coin using Architect's names to create a portrait of the Dutch queen on the front of the coin, while the back uses a variety of Architecture books to create an outline of the Netherlands. He says on his blog, “The books rise as buildings towards the center. Through their careful placement they combine to outline the Netherlands, while birds’ silhouettes suggest the capitals of all the provinces."

“I approached the subject ‘Netherlands and Architecture’ from two points of view,” he says on his blog. “On one hand I paid tribute to the rich Dutch architecture history and on the other hand to the contemporary quality of Dutch architecture. These form also the two sides of my coin. Traditionally the front of the coin needs to portray the queen, while the back side displays the value of the coin.”

Thanks to Creative Review for the link

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I usually never make resolutions, but one of the things I've resolved to do this year is post on my blog more often, in fact, I'm going to try to do it every week day! The schedule that I've made up will follow the following ;)

Monday-Inspiration Monday-Why not begin your week with a little inspiration
Tuesday-New Talent Tuesday-Posts of any new or new to me works of art, design, or craft
Wednesday-Graphic Design Wednesday-I can't go a week without looking at something graphic-related, so neither should you!
Thursday-Work in Progress Thursday-Posting of projects I'm working on, graphic design, craft, or others
Friday-Fun Friday-Something fun to end the week with :)

I think this schedule will be fun and will make me more likely to post more often. I hope you all enjoy! Coming up in a few, Graphic Design Wednesday!

Friday, January 9, 2009

When Your a Jet....Snap, Snap, Snap

Etsy user frillz made up this wonderful treasury using one of my prints, with an awesome theme of West Side Story. Thanks frillz :)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

For the Love of Posters

On January 15th, Steve Walters of Screwball Press will be giving a demonstration and presentation about his screenprinted posters at Grand View University. His show looks awesome in the gallery and I'm way excited about going. Rumor is, if you go, you get a free poster :)

I'm Famous!

Well kind Ossian standards......... :)

I've been accepted as an Emerging Iowa Artist for the Des Moines Art Festival, so I made the front page of the Ossian Bee. I've yet to see the actual newspaper but you can check out the online edition here. Thanks everyone for the kind words about my acceptance as well :)