Monday, December 28, 2009

Personal Evolution Astrology

My friend Hannah just turned me onto Personal Evolution Astrology. I'm a big fan of astrology and think that if one delves deeper into it, the more influential it reveals itself to be. Check out my horoscope for this week-

Aquarius - These next few weeks might feel like one of the weirder periods you've experienced in some time. With Mercury retrograde and the Sun, Pluto and Venus all in your 12th House of hidden things, there's a gathering of the tribes going on in your unconscious mind. You really can't force your will on the archetypes when they get together like this; your best bet is to schedule in as much quiet time or Nature time as you can and just try to listen in. This isn't the time for making bold or desperate moves in the outer world. You've got great friends and you've always been there for them, so if you need a little assistance (emotional, financial, whatever) to get you through the next three weeks, you just need to ask. If you buy yourself some meditative time now, you'll be amazed at what you can learn about the deeper currents of your being, the deeper motivations in your soul that seem able to force you to act in ways you didn't intend to act. Thursday's eclipse in your 6th House of work and service could bring a job opportunity your way; this may not be what you wanted or expected but it will provide you with some security and also will illuminate more about what the Buddhist concept of "right work" means for you. The information you glean about your own hidden self over the next three weeks will prove invaluable before 2010 is over, by the way.

I'll explain more later. ^_~

Deerhunter Piano Duet

I wish they would do Fluorescent Grey or something of the like.

check out the band's blog for more goodies!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

John Downer Paints Type

John Downer, an Emigre type designer, has been a recent contributor to Daily Type, and I love his hand-painted lettering. Reminds me of Honest Ed's.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Type Blocks

MAN! I wish I had these as a kid! I guess I'll just have to hope House Industries is around when I decide to have offspring so I can get these to inculcate good design at infancy.

Nathan Burton

I frequent the FaceOut Books site regularly (if you haven't noticed). At the moment, they are featuring the work of Nathan Burton. While I looooove the color pink used in the final design, I can't help but admire an earlier version for it's typography.


Another design by Burton. Here, I love the use of one pattern with three incarnations. Plus, more of that lovely pink->

Thursday, December 17, 2009


yes, I haven't slept since 8:40 am yesterday.

yes, in that time, I have been to the library and back, three times.

yes, in that time, I held serious conversations with at least three people.

yes, in that time, I wrote roughly, let's be honest, 10 pages of postivism, semiotics, typography and France.

yes, while not in the library, I was holed up in the vacant room of my house.

yes, during the last visit to the library, I returned about 15 books and spent twenty minutes trying to print...

yes, I turned in my paper to both advisors.

yes, Leslie was leaving Swift at the time.


yes, I'm a little cracked out.

yes, I just ate for the first real time today...

yes, I might be crashing soon.

yes, it's my favorite kind of fail-safe sunset.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


because I'm in the library taking a break from this never ending paper.

yeah, I wasn't feeling well. the only thing that ever helps is McD.

this is what Guy saw on Skype. I think it accurately represents my mental state.

it has to be.

Dream Xmas Card


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dun Da Dun Dun DUUUUUUN pt2

It arrived exactly ten days later. What "it" is exactly, I'm not sure. I'm in the Vassar library barely writing my independent study.

Hungry For Justice

My housemates are rad. ^_~!

Read their blog while they hunger strike to help save positions at Vassar.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Transfer Letters

Steven Heller's article on Design Observer, "Homage to Velvet Touch Lettering", gave me a pang of nostaglia- I played with transfer letters like these^ when I was little, growing up in the print shop.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Jonathan Zawada has a range of talents...

I wish this weren't for Coca Cola...


still in love with Jessica Hische's Daily Drop Cap...

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was released, I've been likened to Clementine. She's got a lot more spunk, I think. However, I tend to agree. I see the similarities. (except the alcoholism) I wish I didn't puss out and said even the unsavory(true) things Clementine dishes out. Like this:

"Too many guys think I'm a concept, or I complete them, or I'm gonna make them alive. But I'm just a fucked-up girl who's lookin' for my own peace of mind; don't assign me yours."


Joel: I can't see anything that I don't like about you.
Clementine: But you will! But you will. You know, you will think of things. And I'll get bored with you and feel trapped because that's what happens with me.


"Sometimes I think people don't understand how lonely it is to be a kid, like you don't matter. So, I'm eight, and I have these toys, these dolls. My favorite is this ugly girl doll who I call Clementine, and I keep yelling at her, "You can't be ugly! Be pretty!" It's weird, like if I can transform her, I would magically change, too."

Try looking in the mirror and being disgusted at age ~5.

"I'm a vindictive little bitch, truth be told!"

only in my head, thank god.

Also, I want coral hair. Fuck. Will I end up working at Barnes & Noble as a book slave?

Saturday, December 5, 2009


if you don't have the new DMST side project by member Ohad Benchetrit, Years, you have seven days (starting now) to download the album from me. DO IT!

btw, it's probably the most beautiful record I've ever bought.

Male Birth Control

Sounds good to me. Of course, there is no substitute for a condom, but a woman shouldn't be the only one concerned with birth control methods.

This article is hilarious though...

Jes's First Show

I have mad artistic friends. this is my favorite from Jes's first gallery show!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


All of the sudden, science is scared that we'll shake our brains loose...

once you start gurning, you can't stop. thanks to my friend Katie who found this in an old copy of Life magazine.

Talk about funny faces... all the McPeake men look exactly alike just at different ages.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hecho En Mexico


For my birthday, can someone please take me to see Hair on Broadway? Jane just went and enjoyed it. I would love to experience the Age of Aquarius.

Why don't I spend more time on So Much Pileup? Here are some hair-y themed gems:

this one reminds me of a more successful version of an illustration David and I did for Contrast... (it'll be out soon!)

Dun Da Dun Dun DUUUUUN

Monday, November 30, 2009


Mickey Burton

Mickey Burton makes gig posters and book covers and overall, amazing work... check it.
note: Joanna Newsom where? the Andy Warhol Museum. score one for PGH.

This almost makes me like Ohio...


I get Nonsense's emails about events in NYC. This time round, they plugged their hilarious and wonderful gallery showing of posters for hypothetical events in the next ten years. My three favs:

Sunday, November 29, 2009

November Photography

here are some of my favorite photos that I've found recently:

Double Exposures: Square America

Marlon Brando: jessica backhaus

Groupies: Baron Wolman