Tag Archives: process

friday blinks – 2/17/12

17 Feb

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.

The Pauses “A Cautionary Tale” CD packaging
Album made to look like a beat up Golden Book and a cd that looks like a vinyl record, featuring design & artwork by Travis Lampe. Really cool looking piece. I had to look them up and listen to a few tracks. Pretty good stuff.
(via Tymn Armstrong/twitter)

Inconceivible wine package design
The Princess Bride Custom Wine Packaging System for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema highlights this hilarious movie with awesome illustrations, type, and a wonderful 3-color design. The overlapping heads to form the chalice is fantastic.
(via Mike Metz/twitter)

Buddy League documentary
The trailer gave me chills. What a great story and idea. Type by Jeff Rogers.
(via Jeff Rogers/twitter)

Explosions in the Sky poster process
Another amazing “making of” video from DKNG for their Explosions In The Sky gig poster.
(via Mathew Shamloo/twitter)

New Theatre’s new look
Created by the Sydney office of Interbrand, this fresh look on an 80 year-old theater is incredible. From the mark down to the signage, buttons, stencil, clothing, bags, and tickets. Ughhhh, those tickets. So good.
(via David Sizemore/twitter)

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friday blinks – 2/10/12

10 Feb

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.

Making of Portlandia “Mixology” Poster
Los Angeles-based studio DKNG shows the behind-the-screen (you see what I did there?) of their totally badass contribution to Portlandia’s artist poster series to celebrate their 2nd season.
(via DKNG/dribbble)

Space Dog Books Interview on ISO50
Very cool interview with Tymn Armstrong of Space Dog Books, sharing some details of the process behind building Treasure Island for the iPad.
(via Tymn Armstrong/twitter)

Working Not Working
Looks like a very solid network of freelancers and people who need freelancers. Awesome mark, to boot.
(via Alonzo Felix/twitter)

Warby Parker Annual Report +
A very slick, javascript-based annual report from glasses makers Warby Parker, plus a peek at their process here.
(via Chris Streger/twitter)

Bearded Studio says Take a Break
Great advice from the Pittsburgh crew. I used to work at an agency where we’d play Quake 3 over breaks. I think it definitely helped with productivity.
(via Matt Griffin/twitter)

friday blinks – 11/18/11

18 Nov

I’ve been pretty busy the past few weeks, got a little behind, so I have included 10 links instead of the normal 5. 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.

One Minute With Tyler Galpin interview
Great, inspirational interview with the talented Tyler Galpin. Stay humble.
(via Tyler Galpin/twitter)

The Anatomy of an Agency infographic
Pretty funny, and somewhat true.
(via Megan Kirby/twitter)

Telegramme Feature on Big Cartel
Straight-forward solid design from the UK’s Telegramme.
(via Dan Cassaro/twitter)

2011/06 Creative Mornings with Jim Coudal
“Do it today.” Great advice from Jim Coudal.
(via Mig Reyes/twitter)

Pantone Hotel in Brussels
Leave it to the Belgians. Waffles, chocolate, beer, and now a standardized color matched hotel.
(via Rob Clarke/twitter)

Card Nerd
Massive business card collection to get your brain pumping with inspiration juice.
(via Rob Clarke/twitter)

Leg hair font
Japanese design student creates a hairy typeface without a computer, then used commercially as part of an Adidas advertisement.
(via The Creative Finder/twitter)

The Pitch: The Game of Graphic Design
Come up with great pitches. Win lots of awards. Jealous ensues. Live out the life of a Madison Ave. designer without the second-hand smoke and liver damage.
(via Candice Chu/twitter)

SFMOMA poster series by Jason Munn
Amazing as usual, Jason Munn (aka The Small Stakes) creates a series of four posters for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art “Artist Series.”
(via Jason Munn/twitter)

Tuesday Bassen’s Help Ink process video
Super awesome. Love that Tuesday showed us a peek of what she was listening to while she worked.
(via Tuesday Bassen/twitter)

In other news…
The Moveable Type Truck is coming to town today and I’m super excited about it. The Roanoke Ad2 group asked if Kyle Durrie, a letterpress printer from Portland, Oregon and the proprietor of  Power and Light Press would stop by on her way across the U.S. of A. She complied, we cheered, and can’t wait to see this wonderful woman and her amazing letterpress on wheels. Be on the lookout for an upcoming post about Kyle and her bitchin’ truck.

friday blinks – 7/22/11

22 Jul

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

If M.C. Escher was a type designer, Designed by Marc Böttler
The 2-D/3-D mix is crazy.
(via Chank Diesel/twitter)

Genoa Travel Poster process by Jude Landry
This is really cool, especially if you are a fan of
(via Mikey Burton/twitter)

Gigantic SVA tile mosaic by John Passafiume and Dana Tanamachi
This is freaking amazing. I really want to go to NYC to check this out in person.
(via Jessica Hische/twitter)

RBNo2 font, free light and light alternative weights
Nice and free.
(via Hannes Beer/twitter)

Plastic Spoon poster by Max Temkin
Smart. simple, and sold out.
(via Rachel DeLauder, writer/editor, co-worker, good friend)

In other news…

I got drafted on Dribbble by the very talented and smart Tymn Armstrong about a month ago. I finally was able to get some stuff done that I thought was decent enough and posted three shots. Check it out.

friday blinks – 7/8/11

8 Jul

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

Fuzzco business cards
Very smart idea to keep cost down and still have a killer set of business cards.
(via Brandon Oxendine/twitter)

I can haz art school: by Jessica Hische
Brave move from the very talented Jessica Hische. I guess you can do something like this if you as talented as she is.
(via Jessica Hische/twitter)

Create the Map: Interview with Dan Cassaro
Fantastic interview with the young and very talented Dan Cassaro (50 and 50/Springstreets).
(via Jeff Finley/twitter)

Dear Photograph project
Touching project. Reminded me of Post Secret.
(via Adam Senatori/twitter)

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 2011 video wrap-up
Beautiful hand illustrations for the titles. Everything in this video make me want to make the 6.5 hour drive to Cleveland.
(via Jeff Finley/twitter)

friday blinks – 6/3/11

3 Jun

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

Ready, Set, Make! shredded paper type
(via Dan Cassaro/twitter)

An Object of Beauty by Steven Martin, designed by Darren Booth
(via Darren Booth/twitter)

Dodge Ram Letterpress Commercial and the behind the scenes of the commercial
(via Mark Weaver/twitter)

Lorraine G. Vale branding by Fuzzco
(via Brandon Oxendine/twitter)

Firebelly University: the real world alternative to an MBA
(via Mig Reyes/twitter)

Michael Jeter

27 May

Michael Jeter is a full-bearded San Francisco, CA-based graphic designer, illustrator, animator, and art director currently working for I Shot Him. He is also the co-creator and curator of the Black Harbor, an “online art and design magazine featuring prominent young designers, illustrators, photographers, film-makers, and dreamers.” I’d say that’s an understatement. The work they feature is super top-notch and very impressive, sometimes showing process, others just straight-up bad ass illustration work.

Michael’s work definitely fits in the same “super bad ass illustration” category. Technical, detailed, sometimes dark and creepy, and others which have a vintage feel with tons of texture. His Sexy, Sex, Sex posters that were featured in O.K. Periodical’s body issue are truly hilarious and awesome.

Fantastic stuff, Michael!

(via Evan Stremke/twitter)

Ty Mattson

18 May


Ty Mattson is an Irvine, CA-based graphic designer, illustrator, interactive designer, and principal of Mattson Creative. He’s worked with such big-name brands as ABC, Apple, Cartoon Network, Coke, and Discovery Channel. What caught my eye was the series of poster designs he did for the Showtime show Dexter, which if you haven’t seen yet, block off a week or two and get caught up. The time lapse video is a fantastic peek into the mind of Ty Mattson and into the Dexter series. Knowing the meaning behind the illustrated objects makes this series even better. Here’s more about the Dexter posters.

I also have a soft spot in my heart for letterpress and birth announcements. Ty’s design of his son’s birth announcement is spot on. Perfect!

He also runs his business out of an old lima bean processing warehouse built in 1895. It’s really cool how they kept a lot of the old feel of the building and tied it in with the fresh, new materials. Check it out.

Great stuff, Ty. Keep it up and thanks for the inspiration!

(via Tymn Armstrong/twitter)

John Passafiume

10 May


John Passafiume is a Brooklyn, NY-based graphic designer, illustrator, and typographer who has created some really impressive stuff. He works for Louise Fili in NYC; a logo, packaging, restaurant, and book design specialist, where he has created a book cover for the new Steven Heller/Louis Fili colaboration, Scripts, as well as the always awesome, Blue Q. Although John’s done some outstanding work at his 9-5, the piece that really stands out to me is a hand-lettered wedding invitation for his friends, Alex & Adela.

Before John joined the corporate design world, he spent 700 hours creating a 32 x 40 inch, hand-drawn/typeset masterpiece he calls “(Process).” He said this piece was a kind of backlash against modern design culture and pop culture in general. I’d say so. Hand typesetting a piece of that size and that much small type is crazy, especially since he created this while taking time off from using his computer because of some wrist trouble (carpal tunnel?).

All of that work wasn’t all for naught. John has won such honors as “Best of Student Work” and a Gold Louie at the XXIV Louie Awards in Louisville, a “Best of Show” at the Dallas Society of Visual Communications National Student Show, where he also received a scholarship for typography from Neenah Paper. He also won a trip to New York for the 87th Art Director’s Club of NY Awards, where he was the only student participant to win a “Gold Cube.” Passafiume was selected as a finalist for the 2008 Adobe Design Achievement Awards, which is widely known as “the Oscars of the design world,” where he won his category, Print Communications. “(Process)” was also selected to be in Print Magazine‘s 2009 Regional Design Annual, and at the National American Advertising Federation (AAF) Addy Awards in Atlanta, he took home the “Gold Award” and “Special Judge’s Award.” John was honored with The 55th Type Director’s Club Competition’s “Citation of Typographic Excellence” and was selected as “Judge’s Choice.”  The piece has been shown in galleries around the world, including China, Argentina, Ireland and Malaysia, and a design professor in Tokyo has asked for a copy of the piece to show his typography students.

Fantastic work, John!

(via Dan Cassaro/twitter)