Tag Archives: freelance ain’t free

Mikey Burton

30 Jun

Mikey Burton is a beard-growing, bear-obsessed graphic designer, illustrator, and letterpress enthusiast based in Philadelphia, PA. His style varies quite a bit; from ultra clean illustrations and crisp type to wonderfully gritty, letterpress pieces.

Mikey has done work for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, Arnold Worldwide, House of Blues, MTV2, Comedy Central, and Yahoo just to name a few. His impressive body of work shows how versatile he is and show’s that he can do pretty much everything. An illustrated glass-top table for Facebook’s f8 conference? Sure! Awesome posters for Wilco? No problem. How about an incredibly smart and (I’d think) inexpensive brand identity for a creative and strategic brand studio? Yup.

Mikey recently started a side-project of sorts called Freelance Ain’t Free. Maybe side-project isn’t the correct word. More like mantra, a movement, or a way of life for designers (hell, anyone for that matter).

Oh, and he also likes bears…a lot. He says they are “so cute and lovable, but probably the most dangerous animals ever.” Check out his Beasts of Burton collection. It’s kickass.

friday blinks – 6/24/11

24 Jun

Here is a list of sites I’ve come across throughout the week that I think are worth sharing. I call it friday blinks:

Beasts of Burton: Mikey Burton’s collection of illustrated bears awesome!
(via Mikey Burton/twitter)

Freelance Ain’t Free: Another Mikey Burton production I really want one of these shirts.
(via Mikey Burton/twitter)

Nutmegger Workshop: hand-painted signs by Peter Vogel these are absolutely beautiful.
(via Dana Tanamachi/twitter)

Matt Stevens’ Max100: The Book Project on Kickstarter you should back this!
(via Matt Stevens/twitter)

Woodtype Revival: converting rare historic wood type into digital fonts yes!
(via John Passafiume/twitter)