Always with Honor
I really love Always with Honor, the collective name for designers Elsa Chaves, Tyler Lang, and their dog, Zoe. Their work is relevant but not trendy, and it seems they have a fantastic grasp on not only what looks good, but what is really communicated in all of their designs. I also love that their pieces have a really tender, personal vibe. Their icons and illustrations can be universally...
Edwin is a denim company originating in Japan with a passion for craftsmanship and sohpistication. Their Spring 2010/2011 Lookbook is based on being able to see the clothes as “real” people wear and live in them. I love the mood of the shots and their juxtaposition with the writing. See the lookbook in its entirety here. Via Honey Kennedy.
Enjoying these pictures of Brooklyn in the Summer of 1974. Via Kottke.
Every creative has certain dream clients. An architect might want to build a library, and a musician might hope to collaborate with a personal idol, but I prefer to think about branding I might create for a bakery. Here’s to hoping I get the chance to design something as nice as this new identity for Confeitaria Lopes. Via The Dieline. Designed by Gen.
Paul X. Johnson
Beautiful illustrations from Paul X. Johnson. The prominence of gray and subtle shifts in tone work well with the subjects to make for some eerie noir portraiture. Via BOOOOOOOM!
Earlier this summer I visited what is probably my closest idea of home. The place I lived the longest growing up, Aiken, South Carolina, will always be beautiful to me. Six years isn’t a terribly long amount of time to stay somewhere, but Aiken is the place I know best, and is home to some of the people I still feel closest to.
Boston, March 2011
Because I use Facebook so often to share photos (I think a studio audience somewhere just collectively groaned), I seem to have forgotten to blog about my photography, which is unfortunate because my camera and I are best friends. To amend this, I’ve compiled some untimely spring break photos. Andy and I had the great pleasure of accompanying my parents to New England and beyond to see my...
Andrei D. Robu
Graphic designer Andrei D. Robu just launched a new portfolio website astonishing in not only the sheer amount of work he has, but in how fantastically executed each of his projects are. Inspirational to say the least.
Recently, the wise and wonderful Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press introduced me to BibliOdyssey, a collection of “visual materia obscura” that pays special attention to images related to books, illustration, science, and history. Most sites on my blog roll are concerned with the contemporary goings-on of a more generally understood version of graphic design, so I’ve loved...
"Bon Iver" by Gregory Euclide
The Fox is Black never fails. I post content from them a lot, so I’m sorry if you love Bobby and his friends as much as I do and have to see some posts twice, but I can’t resist. This feature on Gregory Euclide was no different. I’ve been listening to the new Bon Iver nonstop for the past couple of weeks and studying the album artwork with equal admiration. It turns out, much...
Awesome People Hanging Out Together
In case you haven’t gotten wind of this yet, there are some pretty amusing photos over on Awesome People Hanging Out Together. Some combinations are truly bizarre and some warm my heart a bit. Either way, it’s worth perusing. Andy Warhol and Alfred Hitchcock Paul Rudd and Paul McCartney Salvador Dali and Francoise Hardy Julie Andrews and Audrey Hepburn
Some of my favorite pieces by UK-based photographer Max Knight. I haven’t been this inspired by someone’s camera work in quite some time. I love how effectively he is able to bring his own idea of tonality, composition, and mood into such a diverse array of subject matter. Check out his portfolio here.