November 10, 2010

Air Mail

I picked up these stylish stamps at a local flea market last spring. I love the graphic simplicity of the design. I don't collect stamps, but always enjoy picking mine out at the post office! With minimal research I was able to find a fabulous pictorial history of the U.S. Air Mail stamp on Wikipedia covering stamps as early as 1918. Some samples from the 50s and 60s are below.

November 9, 2010

Musical Pattern

I enjoy creating simple illustrations that appear to be inked by hand. I'm working on a series of musical instruments and assembled my sketches into a pattern. Which is your favorite? What instrument would you like to see?

November 8, 2010


Lovely papercuts by Julene Harrison. In my search for dimensional inspirational typography this evening, I discovered this artist and had to share!

November 6, 2010

Motion Typography Update

I shared the poem, i carry your heart by e. e. cummings with you a few posts ago, and now I am back to share a photo update of how the project is coming. I decided to express the poem as a card with movable panels and parts. The project is complete now and I'll be posting the final photos soon!

The photos below show the card, which was designed in one piece, unfolded, and partially folded.

November 5, 2010

Winsor & Newton Calligraphy

Check out this vintage Winsor & Newton calligraphy packaging. The cute little illustrations are my favorite part. I'm looking forward to breaking out my pens again (it's been more than a year) and trying these fun colors out. I'm especially wanting to dip into the metallic silver!