Friday, January 15, 2021

Jane Davies

Thank you, Jane Davies, for sharing and inspiring us

Jane's paintings and her Instagram

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Speaking of logos

I thought this logo was pretty funny.

Logos are tricky

Months ago I was helping out with a new logo, colors and look and feel of a new podcast. I always start with color suggestions from them, and then just spitball images for initial feedback of how far off I am, or if I am on target. This one did not go down so well and I don't take it personally. A friend sent me what they ended up with in the end.

My first pdf of ideas. You just have to know when to give up and not let it hurt your professional feelings

The final logo

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

A much bigger expression of life

Step into Claudia Bueno’s aquarium-style installation at Meow Wolf’s new space in Las Vegas and experience the slow, oscillating movements of natural life. “Pulse” is comprised of countless white line drawings that are meticulously intertwined and superimposed on 60 glass panels. When illuminated, they mimic scores of nautilus spirals, coral, vines, and botanics that sway and throb in glowing masses. Her instagram. “This is what ‘Pulse’ is, a way of creating animated volumes using layers of drawings that build up. I have been refining this technique for the last six years, understanding how these forms can also have a moving quality when the light system is applied,” the Venezuela-born artist says, noting that the idea for the project grew out of a visit to Yellowstone National Park. Found this on Colossal. Her Instagram.

 

Pulse: Claudia Bueno at Meow Wolf Las Vegas from Colossal on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Nicholas Wilton

Nicholas Wilton magic moments.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Knock your color-block off

Encaustic artist Kathleen Waterloo paints a color heaven.

Eye-popping color

Diane Ayott loves to give us color!

Monday, December 28, 2020

His head in the clouds

Robert Roth's head in the clouds. Aren't these landscapes beautiful?

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Botanical Bouquets

Shannon Clegg on vases are brilliant! See the magic on Instagram.

Monday, December 14, 2020

The Gala invite that got away

I feel like a fraud posting old work these days and I am not really sure why I am doing it. To remember who I am and what I did? How much fun I had at what I did? I thought I had a freelance illustration job but after a few of days of waiting, it did not come through. So the last couple of days I have stayed awake all night wondering what I ever did and whatever I did, was it worth it? A career I thought I had feels like a distant dream and I am wondering if I just picked or stuck with the wrong career path? Not only do I ever think I will have a full time graphic designer job again at my age, I am not really even sure I want it. I feel done. I have been trying to conjure up something fun and creative to do and nothing comes to mind. The last 30 years my brain has churned crazy, creative ideas so fast I could not write them down fast enough. And now it feels like a big black hole up there. I wanted to talk to David about it but with the craziness with the kids and his own work, I have really just kept it to myself. 

 


This was one of my last projects. Two of us did a couple of ideas for 2019 Gala, this was one of mine that was rejected. I called it Perfect Persian. We named all of our prototypes silly names to keep up with them. This would have been a diecut, folded, all gold would have been gold foil.











Sunday, December 13, 2020

Selva Aparicio

Selva Aparicio made a veil of 1,365 seventeen year cicada wings sewn together by the hair of two generations of women who have struggled in a patriarchal society.

Melis Buyruk

The process of creating this piece by Melis Buruk was so fun to watch. And on Instagram.

A Studio Visit with Melis Buyruk from Colossal on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

IN FOR THE HUTCH 2020

I kept waiting for this In For The Hutch micro-site to go live before I blogged about the last big project I worked on at Fred Hutch. We designed and built a micro-site for In For The Hutch but it the event didn't happen this year because of Covid-19. My pal, Kim Westphal, taught me Sketch and we built, broke down all the bits and pieces for the website.