Sunday, October 25, 2009


so i have gotten into this re-design kick lately, i had some old projects i still kinda liked, but didn't really love. most recently i found my older files, and digging through, i came across "dusk 'til dawn" from the asi days. i have always been attached to the illustration, but the type, well, not so much. i had gotten many comments that it should be real writing and not a font to achieve that hand drawn look. i had always not liked that aspect much anyways, but many of the elements still worked. so i did some style research and font hunting which brought me to the final product as seen below. it looks a little crazy on the brick, but i kinda like the "slap as many posters up on the walls as you can in a day to advertise the circus is in town" vintage look, so its staying that way for now. it's an interesting vibe at least. anyways... ta da!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pecha Kucha Night SLO

It's time to share. The ball is rolling and my mind is spinning. The date has been confirmed and I am now working quickly to prepare for :: Pecha Kucha Night SLO :: Volume 9 on Friday, November 13th @ Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo, 1531 Monterey St. I have been really wanting to get involved in the SLO Art Community and I am finally getting a chance! I will be speaking about my senior project, and now on going project, "The Unconventional Oddities of San Luis Obispo". Most who know the project will be surprised because I am scrambling, it will get done, but I am adding a new component to the project. However, you will have to wait to find out, sorry. So mark your calendars, bring tons of friends, and please come support me! I only get 6 min 40 sec of fame, so it's short/sweet and completely scary/nerve-racking all at the same time. Wish me luck and let the countdown begin! (yes, many ! used, but totally necessary) Check out the official :: Pecha Kucha Night :: for the history of the event, which 110 cities participate in, and more about the format.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Interference by Type.

This video has been making the rounds, but I just thought I would share anyways since you most likely don't read everything I read too. Recently this video from Justice for the remix of Let Love Rule by Lenny Kravitz was released. The video is very interesting because it is as if we missed the movie and now we are just seeing the end credits. It seems pretty lame until you begin to notice the characters interaction with the typography. He sets soda cans, hangs dry cleaning, and lastly smashes chunks of the type to smithereens with a baseball bat aka my favorite part. I didn't post the video to stay out of trouble so see the screen shots and make sure to check out the video from the posted link. Overall,l I am glad to see graphic design and typography especially being recognized and put on stay in our mainstream culture.

(The video was directed by Keith Schofield)

* I am working on the images filling the whole post better. It might require a switch to A. a new blog look or B. a new host? Will see.

wood type.

Yes, I have a thing for Type, but you already knew that. I have an even bigger thing for letterpress type, specifically really pretty woodblock type. I can't say these wood blocks are perfect however, the fonts and letter forms screamed out at me, leading to me purchasing way more letters than anticipated from :: Birds of a Feather :: in Cambria, CA. Don't worry friends I didn't buy all they had, although there were many more that I wanted, but my bank account wouldn't allow for that. So if you are up for an adventure I would make the trek and see if there are any letters calling your name. Just as a heads up, they are a bit pricey and none were really of print quality, but if you are just looking for some fun letters to hang out on your desk these will do the trick. As a side note, the shop owner informed me all the type had came from the Bakersfield Press. Hope you enjoy my fun weekend finds.

(Thanks to my friend @shamlingdesign for telling me about :: Birds of a Feather ::)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Design Brunch = Inspirado

I just wanted to say thank you to the AIGA kids at Cal Poly for inviting me to " Design Brunch." It was very fun, because it was a little different now that I am an alum, still something I haven't completely come to terms with. The event was fabulous and there was a good amount of work. I was asked to bring my portfolio book/box to show. That was pretty funny because I haven't looked at it for a while and I already want to replace things. Oh the life of a growing design, it's a good thing!

The event today, reminded me of a meet up/group/nerd club thing I really want to have. Since after finding out who a few of my readers are, (thanks for reading design kids) I have a question to ask you my local designy friends... Would anyone like to participate in a monthly meet up to chat design, critique, give feedback, maybe do a impromptu small collaborative book/zine? Lets hear some interest or thoughts. Ready set comment.