Monday, November 23, 2009

Sneaks : Printmaking

Here's a few prints I've done recently:

16x16 2 color linoleum print on Japan paper

12x17 woodblock print

The linoleum prints haven't been returned to me yet, and the woodblock was a test print done earlier today. The registration on the "Milk & Honey" was tough. I'd say about 6 of the 10 came out close enough or spot on. Oh, and what made those even harder was not being able to use the press. Never will I want to look at a large plastic spoon again. Either that, or I just wont use the entire 12x12 block the next time I'm forced to use a spoon to press a print.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New Venture : Plush Making

This was my first attempt at making a plush toy. I made him during my last weekend in Kansas City as a baby shower gift for one of the designers in my department.

Thanks to Kayla and her mom for showing me how to use/lend me a sewing machine!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sketchbook : Lettering Fun

I went to a lettering lunch yesterday with some of the hand lettering artists, and here's the result:

I was inspired by Mexican loteria cards. I'm actually taking a charms making class on Thursday at Hallmark's Rice Center, and the plan is to illustrate some of the cards before then to make them into pendants. I just keep getting craftier and craftier as the weeks go by.
OH, and sculpture post soon. She's missing hands, but once that's taken care of she'll be baked, painted, and photographed.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sketchbook : New Pen Fun

At the start of my internship I met an amazing little Japanese brush pen. These are just some things I did while getting acquainted with it.

Top reads : You're No Good
Bottom reads : So I Go (could've planned that one out a bit better)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Crafts : Cell Phone Charms

Sometimes, when I'm not doing homework (or in this case, working), I make things like these little guys.


On a sidenote, I was totally awesome and left my digital camera in Texas, and didn't realize until I was already in Kansas City. This would explain the poor documentation.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Time Life : Sneak Peek

The only image in existence of my TimeLife redesign on Animal Behavior. Hand drawn/painted type (of course) printed on vellum so that you could see the ink treatment I did on book cloth (that wasn't really even book cloth). I'd go further into detail about the concept, but it doesn't really matter at this point w/o visuals. They'll be a long time coming...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sketchbook : Girls & Type

This is a little something I started during winter break and finished about 2 months ago? Either way, it was fun, and inspired by milk... or at least the type was. Hand drawn type is fun. What more can I say?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Side Project : Mail Me Art

Last year a friend sent me a link about an international art submission called Mail Me Art. I don't know where I found the time, but I pulled a painting out on a bubble mailer just before the postmark date. I got the email that they'd chosen me to be in the show/book last spring, and now I've officially been published.

Here's a scan from right before I mailed it:

See, graphic designers can paint too (if they want to).
Also, you can purchase the book here via Amazon.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Late : The End of Fall '08

My last project for 3-D Problem Solving was to create a pop-up card invitation for an existing museum exhibition– past or present. I thought about all the ones I had been to (and enjoyed), and the Met's blog.mode:addressing fashion exhibit got the OK.


These are just a few things that rounded out my Music Branding campaign for Hella:
1. Tees and a tote design / screen printed
2. Goodies / stickers and buttons
3. A fictional compilation CD of their stuff pre-vocals (Unfortunately the use of a clear CD did not lend itself well to the possibility of putting actual music on the disc, but it worked for the design.)