Awesome 3 minute video overview of the work of Brooklyn-based designer Dan Cassaro – a pretty smart way to show ’em what you got.
It’s about that time when we begin congratulating this year’s crop of new graduates on a job well done. Loving some of the new approaches designers are taking to carry the message without the ivy and mortarboard… (As always, click to shop!)
This one’s for the designers out there; a flash from the past. I remember 25 years ago, when the first version of Adobe Photoshop was released. Having only been trained in MacPaint (yes, really) and the art of paste up (you know, with rubber cement and an exacto), Photoshop was a daunting challenge to master. So much so, that I pretty much gave up, hopeful that the whole thing would just go away, and turned to creative management. Looking back, it’s amazing to see how the original compares to where we are today… Enjoy the weekend!
bastisRIKE is a brand of rubber stamps and paper products founded by designer Henrike Schoen in Siegburg, Germany. Each original design is created from papercuts or ink drawings, and printed pieces use environment friendly materials like vegetable based colours and recycled paper. (As always, click to shop!)
I do love me some letterpress! Parrott Design Studio is a boutique design and letterpress studio located in Sebago, Maine that offers a charming, hand-drawn collection of greeting cards.
We invite you to explore our collection where the designs are simple and lovely, fun with a touch of whimsy, inspired by vintage ephemera, flora and fauna, and candy-colored hues. The studio is home to two antique Golding Jobber presses from 1898 and 1901. Each piece is hand-fed, one by one, on either press.
(All cards $5 each – As always, click to shop!)
An extraordinary bit of branding & identity work by Raul Gomez for La Bocana restaurant in Cadiz, Spain. It’s particularly cool to see a little of the sketch work leading up to the final graphics, which make the place look delicious! The design team even had the chance to get out of the studio and hand-paint the mural inside.
Call me old fashioned, but I like having an actual calendar – you know, one made of PAPER – in my life. Hung up in the kitchen or propped on my desk; it’s a sweet, gentle reminder of the passage of time. (As always, click to shop!)
I was doing some math in my head (yes, really) and calculated the fact that if one is in the mood to send out greetings of the season, ye best start picking out the cards! Here are a few of my favorites from this years crop… (As always, click to shop!)