Friday, December 18, 2009

The Insound Design Store

Tonight I'll be looking for remaining Christmas gifts while guzzling free drinks at 303 Grand. Pop on over if your in Williamsburg.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Design Competition - The Power of Self.

New contest in self portraits! Steve Buscemi is one of the judges so make it interesting. Deadline is January 14th, 2010.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas themes

I'm really longing for Christmas now, especially when I hear that they have snow back home in Sweden. My brother sent me a picture of this years Christmas tree, every year we have a new theme for our the tree: old fashion with brown paper and string, red and white, nature, pink and this year black and white. I was at Ikea this weekend and saw some adorable Swedish ornaments for the tree. So I've decided that next years theme will be authentic Swedish and kurbits.
2009 Black and White
2008 Nature
2007 Pink
My brother also made an old retro cassette tree for an art project!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Now! Guest blogging @ MSLK

As most of you know I'm doing my internship at the design agency MSLK. If you haven't already, check out the MSLK blog. Today is my first guest post about Help Remedies and there shall be more to come!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Richard Avedon winking book cover

Lovely winking book cover for Richard Avedon's book.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

AIGA 50 Books / 50 Covers

Yesterday I was at AIGA for their 50 books / 50 covers exhibition.

Since 1923, AIGA's "50 Books/50 Covers" competition has recognized excellence in book design and production. This exhibition showcases selections from the 50 Books/50 Covers of 2008 competition, which aims to identify the best-designed books and book covers published in 2008.

There were some really great layout ideas to be found, unfortunately everyone had to gather around a tiny bookshelf in the middle of the room were all the books were displayed, so I don't know if I saw them all. But here are some good ones (I forgot to write down the designers, so if anyone knows who's done what, let me know!).

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Etsy Holiday Handmade Calvacade

Since the holidays are coming up there have been a handful of arts and crafts markets taking place in New York. This weekend I was at one in Soho brought together by Etsy. There were loads of talented designers with so many creative ideas there, unfortunately (for them) it just makes me want to go home and start working on my own projects. Very inspiring and very yummy cupcakes!

Upside down, around, into the box!

Very funny outside the box from joseph Pelling on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

All I want for Christmas (upgrade)

These are the books on my Christmas wish list. Anyone got any more tips? I'm looking for a good pattern design book also.

The Wine Factory

At MSLK we're busy, busy before the holidays. Welcome to my little workshop.
At least it has it's perks.
Wine label design coming soon!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Wearing Whitman's Words

On Saturday I went to Wearing Whitman's Words: A Typographic Exploration at the Lucky Gallery. As explained on the site:
These designers were asked to make selections from Leaves of Grass to visually explore letter forms. The designed words will be displayed on the front of t-shirts with the selected text written on the back in a font consistent across each of the shirts. This contrast will highlight how the shape of letters can add meaning to the words we read.
There was some great design here so if you're in the area you should definitely go check it out. If not, you can always have a look at the websites of the designers involved. Thanks Lucky Gallery,
for the free t-shirt and the beers!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Whitney Museum of American Art

This weekend we went to Whitney Museum of American Art. Here are some of my favorites.

Charles Demuth My Egypt 1927

Gerald Murphy Cocktail 1927

Edward Hopper Early Sunday Morning 1930

John Currin Skinny Woman 1992

Georgia O' Keefe Music, Pink and Blue No. 2 1918

Stuart Davis Egg Beater No. 1 1927

Sol Lewitt Scribbles (Whitney) 2007

Mark Rothko Four Darks in Red 1958