Saturday, May 26, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
see this website about him. it is really good. he is for sure a favorite graphic designer/artist of mine.
and below is a logo by Lester Beall
These images are from the book Nine Pioneers in American Graphic Design
(all men of course. boo.)
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
made this big leaf for a scale project for my design class a while back. thought i was getting it back today, but no. so i took some photos of it. it was fun to make something with wire inside. hadn't tried that before.
have i mentioned i'm not buying any new fabric this year? (i have to keep telling myself this. and now telling you.) i figure there's enough great fabric already in the world. man it's tough though when there are fabrics like that flowery one in the leaf (bought last year at bolt in portland).
this year i am not buying clothes at big stores (or much at all) either. i think i've only bought one shirt this year. (but where does one buy organic bras i ask you?) a lot of my clothes are falling apart though. yeah, i'm on a year of no chain stores for fabric or clothing. i wish there was a place that made organic clothing that was tailored really well. i would pay a lot if i knew something would last a long time and fit well and was produced sustainably and fairly. it seems reasonable to me to spend some extra cash on sturdy staple clothes. and then when feeling like it, spruce them up with handmade and thrifted items. it's easier to not buy anything when you have no money to buy anything with too. ;-) (although i guess a lot of credit-loving americans don't feel this way.) well i'm rambling here.
it is late and it's already been an exhausting week.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
our first meals were, by erica, a ratatouille (which you almost want to make just so you can say ratatouille) and by me, an asparagus tart (eaten about 15 minutes ago and now making me very tired).
this weekend is the last homework weekend of the semester! after this weekend i plan to cook more, start riding my bicycle, blog more (including blogging on sew green!), dance more, go to more movies, make cards again, make a skirt (this has been on my to do list for far too long), screenprint again and start swimming again.
now i think i'll take a nap. ;-)
Monday, May 14, 2007
this morning as i was stepping out of the shower, alone at home, the doorbell rang. now our doorbell is normally one that makes everyone around, including the cat, jump straight up in the air and then want to run for cover. seriously loud. but it's even more unnerving first thing in the morning when you're alone, and naked, and soaked. needless to say, i did not rush to see who was there. but later when i left the house, there was this gleaming package of goodies on the stoop! it washed away all the doorbell jitters. ;-)
gwen's purses are, as many of you know, little works of design heaven. look at that super tubey handle, the body of the purse's shape! and her packaging. so thoughtful and good. a big thank you gwen!
find some of gwen's goodies here. and i'm wondering if they'll soon be here as well....
Sunday, May 13, 2007
lately i've also been appreciating elizabeth catlett's work.
the below images are from the book something all our own.
cartas (apparently inspired by the color purple)
a lot of her work focuses on representing women, and particularly women of color. i find so many of her pieces very beautiful and moving.
and finally, some flickr inspiration:
skull kid's viewfinder pics
Friday, May 04, 2007
for my quark class i'm designing a 2 cd mix cover + insert. thought it would be fun to put it to use and exchange it!
*i am hoping 10-12 people will participate, so you'd be sending 2 cds to up to 12 people and receiving up to 24 cds in return
*cds to be sent out by june 5