Friday, January 29, 2010

Obsessions: Travel Posters

Travel posters are an obsession for many reasons: 1) I love to travel, 2) the typography is always interesting and relevant, 3) even if they exoticize and orientalize the destinations, the images are gorgeous. This is really the best form of travel advertisement.

found the triptych above at an amazing site: Everything PanAm

Tom Gauld

I forget where I first saw Tom Gauld's characters. Here's a tiling of some of my favorite Gauld images, even book cover design!

note the list on this sketchbook page...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Obsessions: Film Noir Posters

I found a goldmine of amazing film noir posters.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dean -> Cody

It started with Jason Dean's gorgeous metallic ink embossed alphabet poster featured on FPO...

(I always prefer silver...)

and it lead to Heidi Cody's pop culture alphabet...

Animas Perdidas

followed by Maggie gets a free meal for making this poster. Oh, the perks of being the academic intern...

Found Type: Misc

Found Type: Objects

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mothers' Birthday/Potpurri

Today's my mom's birthday! She's a very special lady...

this is my mom in college. the similarity is frightening. it seems that I will in fact become my mother because I've been her the whole time!

my first ocean, Martha's Vineyard.

now, this is something my little cousin did for his mother (my aunt cyndi) on her birthday, the 22nd. la la love it! watch for when he stops to scratch his ear...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Can't Help Myself...


Found Type: Books

Yay! Today's my birthday and I wanna give you a party favor: my pictures of great book design or otherwise...