Friday, July 31, 2009

Unfinished UNESCO Poster

From the vault! An idea for the 2009 UNESCO official poster of International Mother Language Day (February 21). My idea was to put the information, seen on top in English and French, into all the speech bubbles below using their respective languages. Thus, one poster could essentially be printed in many countries, highlighting the importance and diversity of language itself.

However, I couldn't find translators and the whole thing just dissolved away... anyhoo, here's what I created.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Write Stuff

A full redesign of James R. Gaines' web site and blog. Stripped down to the bare essentials, the navigation, layout, and color have become extremely simple allowing Gaines' work in the publishing industry over the years (TIME, NEWSWEEK, PEOPLE, etc) to shine.

This is the "logo," if you will, to be used on his splash page, along with a sneak preview layout of his blog/homepage. The whole site should be up-and-running shortly. (Click to enlarge)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Moveable Type

I'm slowly working on another's children's book, using expressive type and fun colors to help explain different concepts and ideas about the world around us.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hermit the Fog

Absolutely brilliant title to this post, by the way. Pics from Hermit Island, Maine. The last one I stitched together, as you can obviously see, from about 8 or 9 separate shots. (Click to enlarge)

Monday, July 27, 2009


30 years, my friends. A gift to myself: custom peanut m&m's.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Killer Hermit Maine-iac On Board

I'm taking a little hiatus for the remainder of the week to go camping on the Maine Coast. This is the fake sticker I'm putting in the window of my friend's car as we roadtrip it up there. See you all next week!

(Click the image to read the sticker's small type)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Print Is Dead (Except for this lousy t-shirt)

Well, if it's not dead yet it's definitely dying. In some form. My new t-shirt design makes this statement without using any words or cheesy slogans (like the title of the post).

I'd like to think that if print does die, it'll come back in a more powerful, Robocop-esque form. Stockpiled with badass technology, fusing print and web somehow into the ultimate weapon. Is that too much to ask for?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Out with the Old, in with the Eww

With the entire publishing world scared shitless, I decided to take a look at the different forms of media - how they're being used now, and what their role could possibly be for the future.
(Click to enlarge)

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Where else you gonna be?!

Check out the original invite and brainchild over at my boy Ryan Adair's site. And you can wish him a belated birthday and a happy EMMEMMÄREJAY as well!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Espresso Typeface

Fine and smooth, but having a large presence:
The Espresso Typeface.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Canadian Moose & Goose

Yet another animal poem from my children's book, A Bovine's Wine. (Thought I'd keep the geese theme going for one more day...)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Funday Quiz!

Can you figure out the pattern? Most people should get it based on the last one, which tends to be something fun most kids learn about.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Life: Live It

A message on this happy, wonderful Friday. Wallet-sized cards with a cornucopia of life slogans available soon!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

House Numbers

Proposal using custom-lettering for unique, modern house numbers made from brushed metal.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Wood Vase

Cut-out patterns and textures... You'll be seeing a lot more of these from me, I think. It seems like a very fun route to explore.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cow On Earth?

What a lovely animal...
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Monday, July 6, 2009

Flock Ewe

A play on words for a friend's birthday:
(Click to enlarge)

Friday, July 3, 2009

..., Part 5

Friday's pattern: a pair of Vans.
(Nice and simple)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

..., Part 4

Thursday's pattern: the Eames Chair.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

..., Part 3

Wednesday's pattern: a summer dress.