Archive: June, 2010
I love this video about the importance of stepping away from your computer and going back to basics. It’s so important to learn a foundation in type, grid and composition and while I didn’t appreciate learning it in school, I more than appreciate it now. I’ve found that when you don’t rely on someone else (or something else) to create for you, you see things that others miss, fix mistakes no one else catches and your overall design aesthetic is honed and developed so every last detail is just right. Don’t be lazy. Step away from that computer and bring back your hand skills!
I think Stefan Sagmeister’s Darwin Chair will look great in my living room. Actually, it will look great in any room of it’s choosing, because it changes colors, textures and patterns at the fling of a wrist. Built as a “free swinging structure that includes about 200 sheets of attached prints, as the top sheet gets dirty or tired, the user can simply rip it off thereby transforming the chair’s appearance (and the remaining perforation eventually forms a comfortable head rest).”
Well, Stefan, you’ve really thought of everything!
They’re finally finished!!! My sister’s wedding plans are well under way and this was one piece running a little behind… We finally finished letterpressing her invitations this weekend and now it’s time to wrap them, address them and say goodbye! See more pics of the invites here and see us hard at work after the jump!
I can’t stop paging through One Love Photo’s Tumblr full of weddings, family outings and babies. Husband and wife team, Heather Gibson and Jon Almeda, “use a combination of cameras and techniques (digital, medium format film, through the viewfinder, homemade lenses and even a couple toy plastic cameras)” to create the photos featured above. See more of their great work here and see some more of my favorites after the break.