Thursday, October 30, 2008

Invent New Sexual Positions

A new book featured at book by it's cover

Christine Hale: Stern Album Covers

Check out this post on Christine's blog sharing her visual exploration for Stern Album Covers. I am nerdily excited about finding this one… mostly because I feel like a broken record when I teach, telling the students to explore and explore and look at things in a new way.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

natsumi nishizumi

Work from Natsumi Nishizumi's blog. found via oh joy

Alice Charbin: Hermes

Check out illustration and hand-drawn type by Alice Charbin on the Hermes website. Alice is a book illustrator, but I can't seem to find her personal portfolio… anyone know where to find more on Alice?

found via a design affair

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Election is coming

The presidential election is one week away. I have been doing some research, trying to find some hand-drawn election souveniers. There's loads for Obama, and not so much for McCain. Does anyone know where to find good Republican/McCain stuff? Or does this just mean that the creative community is way behind Obama?

Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

Calligraphy from May+Belle, the portfolio site of Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls. She seems to be a favorite for Martha Stewart Wedding magazine.

found via snippet & ink

Monday, October 27, 2008


Burton is another brand that uses quite a bit of hand-lettering… and if you're interested in web design, it also does a really cool job of utilizing the entire browser window.

Crystal Kluge

Work from Crystal Kluge, check out her portfolio and blog. Found via simple song and a reader comment. thanks!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Peter Hanchak: Pen and Pencil Drawings

Peter Hanchak is an old friend of mine from college. We actually took foundations drawing together as Freshmen. A while back he started Pen and Pencil Drawings blog to encourage himself to draw everyday. He falls behind from time to time, but has posted some new things recently.

1820 French Handwriting

An old letter from Bordeaux, France circa 1820. Found at graphics fairy

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Print Brigade

I think it's fair to say that smiths' lyrics could easily inspire more t-shirts.
Print Brigade T-shirts, a "brain child" of Chris Piascik

Mike Perry: Interview

I've talked about Mike Perry before (here and here). I just came across this interview with Mike Perry over at Josh Spear. Clay type is from Mike's portfolio site.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Etsy Alchemy: narnia commission

Maybe it's a new feature, or it's just new to me. But, I just discovered etsy alchemy. Check out this commission request for calligraphy/art for a nursery based on a quote from Narnia: "But all night Aslan and the Moon gazed upon each other with joyful and unblinking eyes."

Found Magazine: Attention Crappy Bands

From Found magazine's blog.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Elitists for Obama

I refuse to add any political commentary. Button is from Gallardo Works etsy shop.

Beau Ideal 2009 Calendar

If you're in the market for a designery calendar for 2009, tis the season. Check out this hand-drawn calendar from beau ideal's etsy shop.