March 31, 2010

Little Jumping Joan

It is about time for another illustration update, yeah?! Well here it is: Little Jumping Joan. This piece originated as a humble sketch and developed into this layered hand cut paper-cut piece. I'm obsessed with monochromatics right now (should probably branch out) but with enough shadows to add contrast it works! The Mother Goose Rhyme was my inspiration:

Here am I, little jumping Joan;
When nobody's with me,
I'm always alone.

March 12, 2010

Pepsi-Cola Print

After experimenting with the printing blocks and wood type earlier this week, I chose the Pepsi-Cola symbol to create a new print. Its broad strokes of type fit well with the 96 point wooden type I have access to. I had fun designing and arranging the placement of the symbols, numbers, letters and logo. Woven throughout is the year Pepsi was founded as well as round shapes suggesting carbonation bubbles. Comments and suggestions are welcome!

March 8, 2010

Just for fun, for now

I had fun playing around tonight with the blocks I mentioned in an earlier post. For now I am testing impressions and experimenting with these logos and seals, but as I worked tonight a few ideas started to sprout. I'm going to pursue them and hope something wonderful comes of it! Here are the "Just for fun" prints I got tonight. Thanks again to my fab dad who supplied the vintage blocks!

March 6, 2010

Experimentation Continues


More letterpress experimentation. Larger impressions this time. Bold typeface.

March 4, 2010

March 2010

I cannot lie to you. The Anthropologie catalog is for sure a highlight of the month for me. Each issue offers a wealth of inspiration, so I eagerly anticipate its arrival. March did not disappoint. This month's catalog incorporates paper cut art that has me itching to break out my x-acto knife! See for yourself:

These photos aren't the best so check out Anthro's site. I'm sorry I could not find any artist credit information, but perhaps it was just the catalog's extremely talented staff.
Also check out this cute video.

March 3, 2010

"Great design demonstrates."

Yesterday I was able to hear Bryan Martin of Good Egg Studio talk a bit about his work. Bryan has had the chance to work with companies such as the Creation Museum, St. Francis Hospital, and Palmetto Family. While discussing his past projects, Bryan encouraged young designers to design with a meaning and communicate in a way that makes people want to listen. Brian was recognized in this month's issue of HOW Magazine for his work on the St. Francis Hospital's Happy in Greenville site. This site is an interactive example of the illustration Bryan has incorporated into his work. Visit Good Egg Studio's site to see his enjoyable portfolio.