Monday, November 24, 2008

HOW Poster Design Awards - Deadline Dec. 1st

I know a ton of people here enjoy poster design, so I thought I would post about this competition! HOW Magazine is hosting for the first time an online poster competition. The entry fee is only $25 per entry. You can submit any poster design that you created (whether for fun or formally published) between July 1, 2007 - December 1, 2008. HOW will select 10 winning entries to feature online and those winners will receive a one year subscription to HOW magazine and $150 worth of HOW books.

Click Here for more info OR Click Here to enter!

Hope everyone is doing well!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Check these out!


An equal parts illustration/animation/design trio based on Chicago and New York, formed by RISD alumni. Check out their website, it's pretty amazing.

Julia Rothman

For the few of us that love surface design, I give you Julia Rothman.
She has created patterns for AE Outfitters and a bunch others. Some samples are even for sale in her website!

Charming Wall

Charming Wall is an online juried gallery that sells prints of young artists' work. You can browse their store or apply to sell your own prints.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Pattern +

I have been updating this personal site for a few weeks and thought I would share my progress!

Hmm...I guess for those reading that are unfamiliar with this, pattern +
is an interactive project I started back in April. Everything was put on hold over the summer, but I promised to give the site a makeover and start up the designs again once fall rolled around. The idea behind the site is that I hand-generate a pattern based on submitted responses to a series of short questions. There is no set system, which I like. Basically, I read the answers and sketch out a pattern swatch as quickly as I can. The bulk content of the site is just a gallery of all the completed designs with their coordinating responses. Eventually I am hoping to take the designs to a different medium (be it a book, or products with the designs on them, posters, etc...)

So, check it out again or for the first time and feel free to take part if you like!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Nate Williams! and yet another blog...

People in Texas say "ya'll ".
I kinda hate it.

And in the spirit of the ya'll I would love for all of you to check out Nate Williams' work, which you probably already know about, because ya'll so smart and knowledgeable and the man is clearly awesome.

There's plenty of proof here, here and here , just in case.

Also, I give you:

My new blog!
(yay, like i needed another one!)
It is about DIY projects I've come up with for my apartment. So if you're into that and would like to try some of the things, feel free!

Also, you are always welcome to post your own pictures (your apt, your dog, your sidewalk, ect...), recent artwork, artists or thoughts on life in general...

Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

More Progress!

I've developed my business card design further and inked it. Now i need to resolve a small composition issue and it'll be ready for color.

Also, here's a pro bono project I finished today for a very dear friend of mine.
It is unusual for me to work only in black and white, but the piece needed to reproduce well through a photocopier.

I hope you all had a lovely week!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Congratulations America!

I just wanted to congratulate all of you for this big step America has taken electing Barack Obama as your next President. I was not able to vote because I am not a citizen, but I join your celebration towards a new age in United States History. Way to go!