Tag Archives: screen printing

Mig Reyes

8 Apr

Mig Reyes is a Chicago, IL-based interactive designer, graphic designer, illustrator, instructor, writer, advice-sharer, cookie-eater, and the list goes on and on. It’s safe to say, Mig has a well-balanced, design-centered head on his shoulders. Not only does he work for one of the coolest companies out there (Threadless), he also is all about sharing. He started Humble Pied, a website featuring practicing design professionals sharing their words of wisdom to anyone who will listen, but mostly aimed toward creative types. Being able to see and hear well-known designers/thinkers contribute personal advice makes it feel like I’m sitting down for a chat with them. What a fantastic concept! I’m definitely adding this site to my “I suck at design and am a pointless person with giant ears and an ugly face” inspiration bookmark folder.

I’m extremely excited to hear Mig speak at Ad2 Roanoke’s Student Portfolio Review tomorrow. Maybe I’ll even touch his hand with my hand and we’ll move them in an up-and-down motion.

See more of Mig’s work at dribbble and flickr.

Mark Weaver

7 Apr

Mark Weaver is an Atlanta, GA-based freelance graphic designer and illustrator who’s style I’d call vintage sci-fi futurism. He has done design/illustration jobs for a bunch of printed periodicals, including The New York Times, WIRED Magazine, Fast Company Magazine, and The Washington Post. I love Mark’s color usage for all of his pieces.

In 2009, he also did a design-a-day project he called “Make Something Cool Every Day,” which is something I tried for a little while. I did it for 2 days. Apparently I suck and Mark rules. 170 > 2.

Good stuff, man.

Richard Perez

31 Mar

Richard Perez is a designer and illustrator based in San Francisco, CA. If I recall correctly, I stumbled on his flickr site while looking for some inspiration one day. After spending over an hour looking through his work, I realized that I was extremely inspired and that I suck at design and illustration (joke…I’m awesome. another joke…JOKE SANDWICH!). Homeboy has over 500 pieces of original design and illustration in his photostream. Then, there is his dribbble page with even more work samples. All of Richard’s pieces are strong, seem to have some sort of back story,  and, in turn, have tons of depth (and maybe a personal memory attached to them, too).

Most of his work has a certain vintage feel to it, which I really enjoy. The textures and color choices are wonderful and help with achieving that look and style. Richard also seems to have a fondness for geometric shapes. It’s amazing how awesome something can look even though it’s made from circles and squares.

Although his Skinny Ships site is “at the laundromat right now getting all cleaned up,” he updates his previously mentioned flicker and dribbble pages pretty regularly. Richard also started a tumblr page to showcase his and other creative peoples’ illustrations of their cats. He calls it meowoodle. Very clever.

Oh, Richard…my cat Sam (a.k.a. Samboni) says hi to Buffins & Tibbles. *kittah wave

Kendrick Kidd

23 Mar

Kendrick Kidd, also known as Grease E. Monkey, is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Jacksonville, Florida. He has created a bunch of great work, including illustration-heavy packaging for Bold City Brewery and the business cards for his own (with his partner Tron B. Burgundy) side project, Halftone Def Studios. Their flickr set got me really missing screen printing and drinking Yuengling in my garage. *sigh

The Swedish Royal Institute of Art Degree Show Catalogue

17 Mar

Challenge: How do you make 1,550 one-of-a-kind printed pieces without going broke?

Solution: The Swedish Royal Institute of Art has produced a really unique Degree Show Catalogue, if you can call it just one piece. The interior pages are printed 4-color; nicely-designed I might add. The impressive part, to me at least, are the covers. They were screen printing with a mix of gold (to represent royalty) and blue (same PMS as the blue in the Swedish flag) inks. It looks like they printed at least three at a time, and discovered that they could add ink in the middle of printing, which made the covers even more unique and painter-esque.

(via Under Construction)

Wesley Stuckey

16 Mar

Wesley Stuckey is a graphic designer and printmaker on his way to earn his MFA from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art). Wesley previously earned his BFA in both fine art printmaking and graphic design from Mississippi State University. He uses a lot of illustration in his work, which gives each of the pieces tons of character and a wonderfully personal feel. On the contrary, some of his other work is as crisp and clean as they come; the Milk & Honey Market website, for example. Good stuff.

(via HOW Design)

Kid Icarus

9 Mar

Here’s a look into another screen printing shop. This one being Toronto, Canada-based Kid Icarus. A husband and wife team, Michael Viglione and Bianca Bickmore have been producing some personal, illustration-heavy, and down right cute handmade goods since 2007. One Week Job gives you a look inside Kid Icarus’ shop and  how they run their business here.

(via UCDA)

Dan Cassaro

8 Mar

I mentioned Brooklyn, NY-based designer, animator, and print-maker Dan Cassaro and his Fifty and Fifty project a few weeks ago. He’s got a bunch of really solid work; hand-made type with tons of character, a bizarre love for Ohio and the midwest, and an unnatural affection for Bruce Springsteen and the New Jersey areas/streets he sings about in his lyrics. Check him out.


Aesthetic Apparatus talks process

7 Mar

The guys at Minneapolis, MN-based Aesthetic Apparatus have opened up their sketchbooks and graphic design machines to walk us through a complete identity redesign for the Minneapolis-based green cleaning company, Two Bettys. It’s really interesting to see how other designers work, especially these very talented fellas. Take notes boys and girls.

Introduction (Part 1)

Initial logo sketches & presentation (Part 2)

Logo feedback & progression (Part 3)

Selecting, tweaking, & producing a final identity system (Part 4)

The final identity (Part 5)

(via Aesthetic Apparatus)