Straight Across

Currently drawn towards stripes, landscape orientations, and lines. Straight across. Top piece of work by Shaun Kardinal found over at Miss Moss. The bottom two pieces by Donald Judd found over on Minimalissimo.Read more
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Typeface Wishlist V.4

I want the typeface Buttermilk. Buttermilk is the first font from illustrator/designer/typographer Jessica Hische. It’s a wonderful display script that is feminine but bold. It’s equipped with decorative caps (which would make great drop-caps), fancy numerals, and a far too…Read more
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Typeface Wishlist V.3

I want the typeface Breathe. Reaching a total of more than 1000 glyphs, Breathe Pro is Maximiliano R. Sproviero’s gift of the year. The aim of the designer was once more to give the user the chance to play and…Read more
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Typeface Wishlist V.2

I want the typeface Kammerlander. Kammerlander is a sans typeface with a distinctively strong thick/thin contrast. It’s based on Messner– a hairline font with a constant stroke weight, so their combination looks very natural. They look great in fashion magazines,…Read more
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Intervention and The Battleship Potemkin

I recently watched Arcade Fire’s “Intervention” music video and realized that I had never seen it before. It is made up entirely of Sergei Eisenstein’s iconic 1925 film, “Battleship Potemkin.” The film presents a dramatized version of the mutiny that…Read more
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The Wilderness Downtown

Have you heard of The Wilderness Downtown? Visit the site using Google Chrome and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. It’s an interactive film created by Chris Milk (the website also says that it is a Chrome experiment and made with some…Read more
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It’s your identity.

Some of my favorite identities that I’ve recently come across. The top is a self initiated identity for United Printing of Chicago by Woods & Weather. The second is The Chop Shop designed by PTARMAK. The third is work for…Read more
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Adam&Co.

This project caught my eye over on Adam&Co.‘s portfolio site. Plus- my husband’s name is Adam so I’m a bit biased.Read more
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Mads Burcharth

Stinking talented. Check out Mads Burcharth’s work here. Samples below. I can’t get enough of type lately.Read more
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Fragil 11

I’m absolutely fascinated with motion and video. I want to work with it but I wouldn’t know where to begin. I stumbled across some of Joshua Catalano‘s work and thought I’d share one of his videos. I love the use…Read more
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Andreas Neophytou

I stumbled across Andreas Neophytou‘s personal work the other day and I could not stop admiring every piece of work.Read more
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Influencers

If you missed it over on swissmiss, check out the Influencer’s trailer. Taken from their Vimeo page, “INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends & creativity become contagious today in…Read more
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A bank after my own heart.

They did it again! Remember my post from May when Huntington Bank first re-designed their site? I was excited then but now when I log on to check all the millions of dollars that I have (joke), I can see…Read more
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Starting Out as a Freelancer

I’ve had a few recent design graduates ask me a few questions about freelancing. I love being able to give advice or any tips that I’ve learned over the past three years. I also thought I’d share a few tools…Read more
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Long Time Coming

It’s been a long time coming but we are finally getting some art on the wall. Pictured in the top photo are three 24″ x 36″ posters. The two posters on the end are designed by my pal Kellyn Walker.…Read more
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Seedling Theatre Tees!

I loved getting this picture in a text message this weekend. I designed the t-shirts for Seedling Theatre‘s Summer ‘Lovin’ Theater’ Camp. The camp will be geared toward special needs kids and young adults and I know that Donna Anhalt…Read more
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New branding for ANP

Awhile ago, the talented Ashley of Ashley Nacke Photography came to me for new branding and a fresh blog for her thriving business. The branding is completed so check back soon for the newly designed blog!Read more
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It’s a Process

Everyone is a graphic designer these days and sometimes our culture forgets that it takes a lot of work. Not every designer just live traces everything and slaps on some generic font. I’ve started and completed so many projects this…Read more
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These Are Things

I love prints. I love posters. I love local! These Are Things (located in Columbus, Ohio) is awesome! Check out their shop. I hope to purchase a Columbus neighborhoods print soon.Read more
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Illustrator CS5 : Perspective

One of my favorite new features in Illustrator CS5 is the ability to create a perspective grid while drawing. You can adjust the height, width and lots of other adjustable areas. Lynda.com is a great resource to watch tutorials on…Read more
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Charismatic Dogs Blog

The Charismatic Dogs book has a site now! The photographer, TOTSPUPS.com, emailed me yesterday informing me Blurb.com will be using the Charismatic Dogs book for marketing purposes! Very awesome. Volume II is in the works.Read more
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Now that it’s all said and done.

Well, all of my orders are sent out and I feel accomplished in the fact that I had my first experience in paper goods. I realize now that I will always love print design more than anything designed for web…Read more
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Current Work

I thought I’d post some recent work that is nearing the final stage. I post a lot of rough drafts and comps on my Facebook page but sometimes forget to post it here. I try to keep a balance between…Read more
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