Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I like Marian Bantjes

Cool video speech from Graphic Designer, Marian Bantjes.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Updates Cupcakes

Things have been really busy lately. Along with getting a volunteer curator position at one of the coolest places on Earth (the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art,) I have two other internships with magazines. Since these don't pay, I have to get another job as well. What else? I've gone to events at the Art Directors Club and the AIGA, so have plenty to share on new artists I've discovered and interesting lectures I've sat through. Also, a few projects/sketches to share, cool links I've found, and blah blah blah... oh and pictures too! That's it for now.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cracks me up every time

My friend Luisa posted this recently. Would you believe (working retail) that I have had to work with customers like this?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Last month I went to see Greg Brunkalla speak at the Apple store in Soho (NYC.) He talked about the (above) project which involved a hand made/painted zoetrope. He said that the trend for fashion companies is to step away from doing runways and move toward more distinctive/engaging ways of showcasing their new lines. Temperley's spring line happened to be circus themed, so the concept was to have models performing circus acts in the season's clothes played on a zoetrope in public. The individual stills (from the sequences) were used in Temperley's advertising. Apparently, motion graphics have gotten so fine in quality that hi res stills can be used at large sizes as would a normal photo. He also mentioned that most of today's "live action" music videos are done for free.

I hate infomercials but

I love those funny dramatizations where the people can't get the simplest tasks right. Someone out there is mind-linked with me and has made this funny montage of incompetence. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Long time no type

I've been trying this start-five-posts-at-the-same-time-thing that hasn't been working out so well. I start 'em, but I'm not ending them. By this weekend I hope to have some cool stuff up. They'll possibly include events attended, lessons learned, and fun projects. In the mean time, I just became aware that Jessica Hische (of Daily Drop Cap, award show, and top design magazines fame) will be speaking at my college tomorrow. I'll be sure to share any details. Below are some links to her stuff.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hey babe, can you believe we've made a year?

I know its hard to believe, but it's true! I have always had a love/hate relationship with the internet, so keeping a BLOG for this long is amazing for me. I know that there are at times, weeks that go by with no posts, but I still return. If you had asked me to type up a blog over a year ago, I would have said no. Up until that point, all the blogs I had ever encountered were self-righteous, pointless, poorly written, self-centered, or slanderous. I figured, why bitch about people my potential blog readers wouldn't even know. Then IT happened. I found websites and blogs created by individuals who took the "Information Age" seriously. They posted knowledge! My mouth has been hanging open ever since. To those dedicated bloggers and link posters, I say thank you.

Please receive my meager offering of traced 1960's space women as thanks. Happy Anniversary,


Thursday, February 11, 2010

century of the self 4

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

century of the self 3

Part 1

Part 2

Part 4

century of the self 2

Part 1

Part 3

Part 4

Century of the self 1

This is a documentary my friend Damian turned me on to. It is about psycho analysis' affect on consumerism and the "Western world." I found it interesting and I thought I would share.

*The last video in this post may not line up well with the others. The coinciding video has been accused of breaking copyright and now has no sound. I had to replace it with someone else's posting, so bear that in mind.

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Monday, January 4, 2010

sketches & bizarre doodles (before the semester's start)

Don't ask me about some of these. I couldn't tell you.

That Dino thing (obviously) used no reference.

The list in the above sheet represents the first and (so far) only assignment given to me from my brother's Monster Drawing School. I was to list creatures that were either ugly or feared.



I need to do all the drawing lessons over again because my artist's memory isn't the best.

This is the packaging for that previous project I posted earlier. If you don't know what I'm talking about, click on the "kept chocolate" tag below.

Mmmmmm. Cookie flavored chocolate.

Happy New Year


1 I will put one space after punctuation instead of two.
2 I will post more sketches.