Tag Archives: hand-drawn

friday blinks – 12/2/11

2 Dec

Here is a list of sites we’ve come across throughout the past couple weeks that we think are worth sharing. We call it friday blinks.

2012 Studio On Fire Desk Calendar
The 2012 letterpress desk calendar, the Positive Apocalypse Edition from Studio On Fire. Killer colors. Lovely printing.
(via Tuesday Bassen/twitter)

Hairy Lipsum Generator
The manliest of greeked-in text, Hair Lipsum has some serious chops. Mutton Chops, that is.
Plus, any latin text containing Ned Flanders, Milkshake issues, and Ron Burgundy wins.
(via The Creative Finder/twitter)

Type Fight
Really sweet idea. Designers Drew Roper and Ryan Paule  go head-to-head with their type creations every week and lets the internet decide the winner.
(via Riley Cran/twitter)

Thanksgiving Name Cards
These amazing little cards were hand-created by the very talented James T. Edmondson.
(via Dribbble/James T. Edmondson/dribbble)

Staying Strong Under Stress
Wonderful article about how to keep calm and have rational thought when things get nuts.
(via James Victore/twitter)

Þorsteinn Beer Brand concept
Single color ink on clear bottles. Line drawings, patterns, or shapes. So simple, so freakin’ awesome.
(via Tymn Armstrong/twitter)

In other news…
I made a post about the Moveable Type Truck’s visit to Roanoke this past Saturday. It was my favorite post to write so far and I’ve been getting some really nice feedback about it, too, which is really nice to hear. Thanks again to Ad2Roanoke and Kyle Durrie (Miss Moveable Type Truck) for making this extremely awesome event happen! And thank you to all for the lovely comments.

Jacqui Oakley

9 Jun


Jacqui Oakley is a Toronto, Canada-based illustrator who’s style is incredibly beautiful and colorful. She specializes in hand-lettering and portraiture and has a thing for patterns and textures. Her work has a wonderful personality and is quite unique and makes my eyes feel like they are on vacation on a tropical island. A lot of illustrators have moved on to using the computer almost exclusively, but not Jacqui. She says she “typically inks her work and paints with good old-fashioned oil or acrylic and elbow grease.” She does admit to occasionally doing the color (or colour) work digitally.

Jacqui recently worked with the designers from Poly for the album art for an Ontario-based band Two Crown King. The center piece of the album art is an absolutely stunning long-maned lion. Just. Plain. Amazing.

See more of Jacqui’s work on dribbble. Thanks for the inspiration!

(via Evan Stremke/twitter)

Heath Killen

6 May

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Heath Killen is an Australia-based graphic designer and illustrator who has a rather unique style. It’s a mix of hand-illustrated pieces, photo montage, and sometimes a combination of computer-generated and/or handwritten type, which has a very nice balance. The photo placement and cropping are interesting in themselves, then he adds in the type, color, and texture which makes each piece even more intriguing.

Heath has designed a ton of self-initiated spec. work for film, music, and the arts. I think these production companies should take note and hire this guy to do their actual promo art for their movie/music/theater productions.

Wonderful work, Heath! Thanks for the inspiration.

(via Skinny Ships)

Jeff Rogers

27 Apr

Jeff Rogers is a New York City-based graphic designer, art director, and illustrator who has been working as a designer at SpotCo creating key art for broadway shows since 2008. He also does a fair amount of freelance design and illustration. Jeff’s style is definitely hand-crafted, which is a little messy, but absolutely beautiful. Continuing with his hand-drawn techniques, he also seems to use a lot of typography and illustration in his work, too. It may be the colors he chooses, but it seems to have a vintage, 50s feel to it.

Really nice, original work, Jeff! Thanks for the inspiration.