Monday, November 9, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A place I was recently!

It was my first time visiting Denver recently. A fun and fast trip to be sure.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

They're coming to town!!

For the last week of July. The Ditty Bops are one my all time favorite musical experiences and I am so excited to see them in a few days from now.

Friday, July 24, 2009

S is for sun

... and f is for flower. Created third week of July.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

And I think it's gonna be a long long time ...

Poster for Second week of July. In honer of Elton who I wish had played into my ears as a sat for hours in the burning traffic. Inspiration for this week:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Rebuilding Hope

Created in early July. Movie poster re-design. This is a documentary people I know worked on about four boys returning as adults to their birth villages in Sudan. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A few Links

Design Was Here - 50 design posters
Well Medicated - 50 amazing gig posters
Aesthetic Apparatus

Will post more! Of course FFFFound is always good place to go for posters too. What is your favorite place for poster design?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Little Inspirational Words

For the week starting in June and ending in July. I picked out several books that have been sitting waiting for me to read them. The book on Eleanor Roosevelt won. Here is a little summer time inspiration for those times when you needs some words. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Argyle: a very silly pattern

For the last week of June. This is a lesson I have been trying to learn, and had it rubbed in my face tonight by a guy who is right but also kind of an ass. So be the crazy argyle of the world... not the boring green plaid! In other words be your self; do it your way. Sometimes I have to be reminded, which is kind of sad I suppose. I guess tonight I kind of felt like argyle?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Skull soaked in Blood

For the week in June towards the end. This week I have been working on a project referencing the Loteria Cards and Día de los Muertos so playing with skulls worked it's way into the poster. 

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sunny Junabell

For the week ending on June 13th. It has been so sunny lately I have am starting to worry! It is Seattle after all! How every I have been thinking of beach/tropical places to go. 

Friday, June 5, 2009

Shout Out to the Show

For the first week of June. Camera Obscura is one of my favorite musical groups that I found by randomly purchasing CDs that had photography references one day, many years ago. I have never seen them perform but just learned that they have a show tomorrow night in my general location. Score! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Busy Busy Move Move

For the week  before Memorial day weekend. My week has been very busy, meeting new people. I have been thinking a lot about a conversation I had with someone from Hemlock last night. This was his advise to me: Whatever you do just keep moving. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Keep Calm and Carry On"

After completing last week's poster referencing the "Keep calm and carry on" vintage WWII posters, I was rather shocked upon learning that we would be painting it as a mural that weekend. The mural was a Link Program project I was volunteering for and just so happened to include the "Keep calm and cary on' message. The original poster has a really interesting history which you can read about here.

Below are more iterations of this poster I found recently:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Thoughts That Go Through My Head

This poster created for the week of May 12th. This week I have had a terrible head cold so not only did I want to do something simple but I have also been watching endless amounts of BBC shows. Therefor, I decided to re-created the classically British WWII poster with my design motto. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Giant Squid and Wine Tasting Rain.

Two to show you this week:

This poster created in early May. It was probably the quickest poster I've done so far. But what else can you say about Giant Squids.

In addition to the challenge: this poster took much of my time this week. This is the poster for Sasquatch but even though it is mailed off, it's still not where I wanted it to be. The text drops are all hand drawn. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Green starts to fade as May Begins

For the week beginning in April and ending in May 2009. This was a kind of dare: do something with an octopus and make it a pirate. What do you think?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Too Much Sun today? Never!

Created for the week of April 21 2009. Started with the idea about birds tweeting a cute little message. But then the elephant and some sun light attacked my head. A good message for head and the job search. 

Thursday, April 16, 2009

April by Theme and Green

For the week containing April 16th. Keeping with the theme that seems to be take over this month: Green. I started thinking about doing a "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle," or as I saw in Singapore: "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rebuild," or a "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost" poster. So while I was working on building up the green, I started listening to a "Stuff Mom Never Told You" pod-cast about your brain and wanting to buy things. Which lead to thoughts about how I don't ware half the shoes I own, mainly due to the fact they need to be repaired. Anyway I think you can see where that lead...

Will post sasquatch poster sketches soon! Cheers.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Keeping It Green for April

Created week of April 9th. Played with lines this week and after looking at some photos of trees stumps in black and white, I couldn't resist using lines to recreate tree life lines. It's also kind of a mood piece with a quote. 

This coming week I need to start working on a poster for sasquatch and will post a few drawings.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Green For April

Created April 1st. After a weekend participating in Earth hour and going to the Green Festival it seemed appropriate to create something for Earth Day, which is coming up soon. Read The Lorax and go plant a tree.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Inspiration when in need

I've been trying to keep this in my head to reference when I might need it. And you know how trying to remember a list goes... it's stressful. So here it goes:
— Lyrics from a song (more importantly a Beatles song) 
— Think/talk bubble poster
— Elephant poster
— 2 color Japanese print
— Textures make image
— Es or other letters
— Old Movie (Hitchcock)
— Typographic
— Update British Keep Calm poster
— Crazy Type Monster Poster
— Bearded Lady
— Clip Art mirror images
— A Day on Earth
— Green
— Moulin Rouge
— Peace
— Political Statement
— For Bodegas Terras Gauda (winery)
— Centered Image with type below
— Street Sign (funny foreign)
— Layer Transparent colors
— There's always band posters

Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

March Poster 4

Created March 26th. When I started this poster I was thinking about the background patterns of the beautiful paintings in "Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Painting of Jodhpur" a show I recently saw at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. I started off working on the pattern but things kind of went awry when my thoughts turned to rummage sales.

Friday, March 20, 2009

March Poster 3

Created 3rd week of March for a Circus theme Birthday Party. It was used for invites and my boyfriend printed it on to a t-shirt to be the poster boy.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Poster Shows!!!

Attended a panel discussion of some of Seattle's top poster artists at EMP (wednesday) and The Stranger's Poster of the Week opening (last night) at Vermillion.

Designers that spoke at EMP were:
Barry Ament, Coby Schultz
Ames Bros.

Don Clark, Ryan Clark
Invisible Creature, Tooth & Nail

Art Chantry
Art Chantry Design Co.

Jeff Kleinsmith
Patent Pending Industries, Sub Pop

Also got to see some of: American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print.

Have a couple of pictures to upload and add. I took a lot of notes and sketched, because that is what you do when you get a chance to list to such people talk about work, feeling inspired, motivated, and creative. I need attend more such lecture type events because it reminds me of being in school and that feeling like I can go out and do anything.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March Poster 2

Created the second week of March. Inspired by the retro 1971 posters by Scott Hansen. This last year was very difficult for me therefore, 2009 is something that I am very optimistic about I decided to celebrating with a poster.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

February Poster

Created the last week of February. This is the poster that started it all, created following the Facebook poster challenge guidelines:

1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random... Read More... Read More” or click
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations" or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.

5 - Post it to FB with this text in the "caption" and TAG the friends you want to join in. (you can untag yourself if you don't want this photo up) 

Friday, February 20, 2009

Poster Challenge

create a poster
— within one day
— every week
— for one year

52 posters total

Are you up to the challenge? If so please let me know!!!

Also in the future I hope to offer the posters created and shown here for sale. If you are interested in owning any of these design please leave a comment!!!