Thursday, August 27, 2009

Affinity Bridge/Typo

On FaceOut Books, they spotlighted a new book (left) in the genre of "steampunk". It's semi-Victorian where steam powered vehicles rule and I guess, zombies are present (at least in this book). Sounds super interesting huh? I love the typographic treatment for the jacket based on old Victorian type- it seems to showcase the genre really well. Below are some of the sources the designer used.

If you read this blog, you know that I love the people at UnderConsideration and all their lovely sites. Below are some of my recent favorites from FPO either for strictly typographic reasons or the total package...

this chapbook was a collaboration of poets and graphic designers inspired by old woodblocks. My brain is exploding. Read more.

This business card is just too boss. From the logo to all the lovely faces. Read More.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


UGH! busy-ness has made me negligent to my favorite sites! I almost missed out on this baby from those fine people of Uppercase. I've seen a lot of people making their favorite song into books, movies into novels, novels into albums, so on and so on. This is a makeover. I don't know if Songs for Beginners needs a makeover (see left), but it's become such an important LP to me that I almost want to make it my own. So, I've been coming up with some ideas and will have to make some mockups in the meantime. Alas! The deadline is Sept. 1st so, I'd better hurry up!

mmm... T Magazine covers. See more here.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

David Lynch/Odiléa Toscano/James Turrell

Did anyone know that David Lynch liked to take photographs? Well, he's been collaborating with Danger Mouse with his new album Dark Night of the Soul and came up with the above. See more of the collection and get linked to a preview of Danger Mouse's album here.

I love books, if you couldn't tell, so when grainedit posted about Odiléa Toscano, a Brazilian designer in the '60s and '70s, I was super stoked to see her book jackets. I love the idea of the title as a marquee across the entire jacket. I greatly appreciate when designers use the jacket as a whole and not just a front, a back and a spine.

Speaking of being a bibliophile... Design Observer has got me satiated. Check it out.

Now, for even more bizarre connections...

The other day, my future housemate posted a link to a photo (left) of Roden Crater where James Turrell has created more of his fabulous optical installations. Then, while I was on Design Observer, I saw this great interview with the artist. I've known about Turrell for awhile now. I used to work and take classes at the Mattress Factory (MF) here in Pittsburgh where there are several Turrell installations. His work teaches us that art can be science and science can be art- especially when it plays with our vision- the basis of the mundane art experience.

While I was over at the MF site checking out Turrell, I realized that Jeremy Boyle- my teacher and admittedly, demigod had a new piece at the museum. Jeremy taught two classes I took at MF in high school and oversaw while a rag tag group of high school kids placed two sound pieces in the museum. My role was spending a lot of time in pro-tools mixing the tracks and then on ladders soldering the speakers. I'll have to find some pictures and put them up. ....buuuuuut... back to the point. Jeremy Boyle is truly a gifted and inspired sound and visual artist. Check out his site or make sure you see his untitled piece at the Mattress Factory that runs til January 2010.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


BTS George Romero Sneak Peek

"when George Romero makes a zombie movie, it's history"

Friday, August 14, 2009

Doomsday Clouds

On the drive home from Bethlehem, Emily and I were talking a lot about the beauty of nature and how unbelievable it is sometimes. Also, we both wished to experience something magical at some point. You know... something completely fantastical and other-worldly. Well, when we got to my house, I think we got it mixed with our awe of nature.

A storm rolled in like I've never seen before. The clouds hung low, and grew rapidly in clumps above us as the storm slid across CBG from my hillside to the other. We were both a little freaked out, but I would say more in utter shock from nature.

I wish these pictures were like in that newspaper from Harry Potter- the Daily Prophet- moving and giving a real indication of what was going on. The depth of the clouds and the rate of their development was just astounding.

Emily said they reminded her of James and the Giant Peach when the rhino comes out of the cloud.

I said when Voldemort appears in Harry Potter. I couldn't find a picture from the movie so, this one will have to do...

HAHAHAHAHA-> Futurama totally kicks ass. Thanks!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Salt Water Tank

Fired Up

Just some pictures I took for the brochure my mom and I are working on for a local "paint-your-own" pottery studio.


super nerd attack: TRON!!!!!!!!! now, read about the redesign for the new sequel!

blah blah blah...

I know that this bullshit website didn't make this images, so, if you know who did, tell me! they are awesome!

Friday, August 7, 2009

AJ Fosik/Guy Franks

Fecal Face interview with AJ Fosik

Guy Franks is not only one of my favorite people ever, but he's also a fabuloso fotog! Wish him luck as he applies to graduate school for photojournalism.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Guy Loves the Carnegie Science Center

despite his face, he really loves C3PO- Star Wars in general, really. I thought the moment he saw C3PO and R2D2, he would freak out or something... turns out he's seen them in London at some kinda Star Wars exhibit. Well, it was still a surprise, albeit not a very exciting one.

it was such a wonderful day together. dinner. pictures at the warhol photobooth. just spending the end of our time together.

...heavy sigh...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009