Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hucklebuck Design: Relevant

I was browsing CMYK's list of new designers and I googled the design company who did some of the judging. This piece caught my eye. I like the thought of making regular type more organic just my using placement.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Brown Cow

This illustration makes me WANT to try a brown cow verses the traditional recipe card
where it looks so technical. I love how it adds playful illustrations and replaces the letter o with the red dot or cherries. This came out of kids magazine (I think Martha Stewart produces this). Look for the spring 2005 issue number 17. Geez, I've kept this 4 years. I love to plan children's birthday parties. They believe in magic.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Oulu Glass

This adventure is included because the gallery itself is hand made as well as the art inside.
If you ever get the chance to visit Oulu glass factory in northern Wisconsin, it will be worth your time.

Came across a decorative pumpkin stand near Brule Wisconsin and a darling hand made sign.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Hey You

I found this awhile back. I love everything about it...especially the
varied sizes of type and how expressive, "HEY YOU" is.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Storm Coming

On the smaller JPEG I didn't get to enjoy what all the type said. It was fun to see this is a huge painting and the surprise type at the end was fun... "we will all be O.K"

Friday, September 18, 2009

Etzkorn Eye Spy

As I was tossing all my children's "trinkets" I put some aside that I could not part with. Taking a clunky mirror frame I picked up from an alley I combined the two and created the

"Etzkorn Eye Spy".

Just a few of the entries are: 1) Dolphin Head. This plastic grabber toy found at a zoo store was used by my kids at Christmas to take off high hanging candy canes from the Christmas tree as well as ones tucked deep in the prickly tree...very useful if hungry. 2) My daughter's Expander. Each night I had to crank it on the roof of her mouth until it cracked her jaw...poor kid. 3) Mini books. Fairy Tales that can be actually read only one inch high...I think they were from Cracker Jack boxes when I was a kid. 4) Glow worm. It lit up many pillows at night.
5) A locked box that holds my son coveted handmade fur mouse. He needed it protected so he parted with it knowing it would be locked up for safety. 6) Toy food brownie. This actually smells like chocolate. It has one side bitten off by our Basset Hound.