Archive for the 'Graphic Design' Category

Four Icon Challenge

Wisconsin-based designer, Kyle Tezak, has created this sweet little project were he takes movies and whittles the story down to it most barest of bare essentials in the form of four simple (and beautiful) icons. This is cool!

The Museum of Unnatural History

Very few organizations impress me more 826 National, not only does the work they do with kids completely inspire me, the creative structure in which they deliver it is jaw dropping. As a way to raise funds, inspire creativity, and advertise their programs to the local communities each chapter has a store front with amazingly cool themes. Chapters like 826 Valencia, the original chapter in San Francisco, has the Pirate Shop, 826 Seattle with its Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co. and 826 NYC offering up a Superhero Supply Co.

As of October 2010, 826 DC opened its doors along with another killer theme for a store front. The Museum of Unnatural History. All artifacts and supplements, such as Dung Beetle Bait and Unicorn Tears, have been beautifully designed by DC-based designer Oliver Munday and I’ve definitely put the store on my list to visit for the next time I’m in DC. Awesome!

Ode to Typography

Nice work for The Birds and The Beasts.

You+Me Reprint, Pt. 10 (ta-da!)

You + Me Part 10

…and we’re done! The second edition of You & Me has been completed. Now I just need to do some finishing touches and we all good to start shipping.

As always, Pre-orders are available through Supermarket. Orders will begin shipping this week!



You+Me Reprint, Pt. 9 (Homestretch)

You and Me p9You and Me p9It’s been a busy weekend! I flew through the blue screen Saturday and Sunday, which I’m particularly happy about because my screens cooperated with me very nicely.

I also got half way though the third color details. One more round!

Next up… the other half aka the awesome part!

As always, Pre-orders are available through Supermarket. Orders will begin shipping this week!

You+Me Reprint, Pt. 8 (You sir, are an idiot!)

You and Me pt8 01You and Me pt8 02FYI kids, when you’re screen-printing, it’s generally a good idea to actually pull your ink on to some sort of medium… not you desk. DOI! What. A. Dumbass.

One a side note, I started the second color this morning and it looking pretty sweet!

As always, Pre-orders are available through Supermarket.

You+Me Reprint, Pt. 7 (You’ve got red on you)

You + Me Red 01You + Me Red 02Phew! After a week of a few odd scheduling issues (and one instance of beer winning the battle over printing!) I’ve finally finished up the first round of color.

Next up… I got the blue blue blues!

As always, Pre-orders are available through Supermarket.

You+Me Reprint, Pt. 6 (Test Prints and Inks)

You can look at a screen all you want but, honestly, the best way to tell if a screen is exposed well is to use the thing, so I pulled some test prints earlier… looking good.

If you’re wondering, I used black because the red recipe that I whip up is a bit on the expensive side and given the heavy ink coverage for these guys, I’ll need every squeegee pull I can get.

Speaking of inks, we’re are all mixed and prepped, so glad I wrote down the recipes to these colors, it made life so much easier.

Next up… not much left to do but to lay down some color!

Pre-orders are available through Supermarket.

You+Me Reprint, Pt. 5 (Final Touch-Ups)

Spent some time this afternoon over the lightbox to touch up these screens. All-in-all things weren’t too bad… The “You” screen had some pinhole issues, but that’s nothing a little emulsion can’t fix. Looks like the guy has serious case of chicken pox though!

The “Me” screen only had a few pinholes to deal with but, unfortunately, on closer inspection, my third color artwork looked horrible so I had to fill it up and will have to get that redone later this week or next.

Next up… Test prints!

You+Me Reprint, Pt. 4 (The Screen Returns)

Phew! The second screen turned out ok this time around. Next step… Touching up the screens and then it will be almost time for Command key icon+P! Stay tuned.