Thursday, April 30, 2009

Nigel Peake: Maps

Nigel Peake's Maps, found at book by its cover. (I've written about Nigel Peake before.)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fossil: "One Sunny Day" Catalog

I received this catalog from Fossil in the mail the other day. It has lots of little bits of hand-lettering and watercolor illustrations. (btw, I like their collection of clothes, bags, wallets, belts, etc). Some of the catalog is available on the Fossil website.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Heather Ross: Weekend Sewing

When I was a kid I used to love to draw step-by-step directions as well as little plans of what to pack for vacation. I was reminded of those drawings when I saw these plans from the Weekend Sewing book by Heather Ross over at The Purl Bee

Thursday, April 23, 2009

John Solimine: Spike Press

Check out this interview with John Solimine at LetterCult. I particularly like the part about him as a kid, "He could draw better than most kids, but he also really cared about his penmanship. He was a cursive freak. Every curve had to be perfect." Also be sure to check out John's business, Spike Press.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Carolyn Sewell: sketchbook

Sketchbook designed by Carolyn Sewell, to be given as a thank you gift to members of the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. Found at death by kerning.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Jochen Gerner

Images from Jochen Gerner's portfolio. I originally heard about this artist via post about his book Grande Vitesse at book by it's cover.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hanna Konola

Work from Hanna Konola. She sometimes incorporates hand lettering into her work, but make sure to look at all of her illustration. found via ohjoy.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

John Martz: "Life in the Dead of Winter"

Web site and album design for George's Life in the Dead of Winter. Directed by Wishingline and George, Illustrated by John Martz. If you're interested in the process that lead up to this design, check out the george flickr set. Found via wishingline (which I read has recently closed shop).

Monday, April 13, 2009


From Dutch graphic designer, illustrator, artist, art director, and clothing company owner Parra. There's a really weird interview of Parra at Fecal Face, definitely a sneak peak into Parra's brain. Found via melbarandthesea

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Paper Moon Project

From Britt Browne's The Paper Moon Project. Be sure to check out her blog and etsy shop.

I originally came across Britt's work at d*s.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Anorak: the happy mag for kids

Lots of cool layouts from kids' magazine Anorak.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sebastian Lester

From London-based type designer and type illustrator, Sebastian Lester.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ben Kweller: Changing Horses Album

Ben Kweller Album and CD art (I'm not sure who receives credit for the layout and lettering). found here