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Friday
Feb182011

criterion covers

a selection of some of my favorite Criterion Collection covers...

images via Criterion

Wednesday
Jan262011

lora lamm

via Display

Friday
Sep242010

vintage cigarette labels

a random image search about hand-painted signs in Mexico (there are such amazing signs all over the country) led me to these beautiful vintage cigarette labels. I love the typography and illustrated elements (they have a bit of an unrefined/folk art element to them).

more here.

Tuesday
Sep212010

alex steinweiss

alex steinweiss. the inventor of the album cover (no really). before him, albums came in plain brown wrappers.

genius! can you imagine creating something so innovative & influential?

more covers (& images via) here. AIGA write-up here.

Tuesday
Jun152010

vintage constellation cards

Ever since i researched inspiration for this invitation design I've been in love with vintage illustrated astronomy charts. These are from a book of 32 hand-colored postcards published around 1825 in London. You can read more about their history and view the full set of cards here.

images via here.

Monday
Jun142010

letterhead archive

amazing archive of vintage (and some new) letterheads.. sift through the archive to find everything from Hitler to Houdini.

via here.

Wednesday
Feb032010

Inspired by: Jay Ryan

I began designing show posters after I moved to Orlando and met Nathan (for his band and a few venues in the area). I fell in love with it and it became one of the first ways that I really began experimenting with combining my illustrations with graphic design. Jay Ryan was (and still his) a huge inspiration.. I'm mesmerized at how he can make a screen printed poster look so detailed.. and having that freshly sketched look.  ..not to mention his amazing hand drawn type.

And... seeing that screen printed wedding poster (2nd in on the bottom row) was the first time I realized wedding invitations could be awesome. So, thank you Jay. 

images via here.

Tuesday
Nov032009

buchanan-smith

I've long been a fan of Peter Buchanan-Smith's simple yet sophisticated & nostalgic designs. I even subscribed to Paper Mag while he was creative director because I loved what he was doing with the magazine (that Kelly Osborne cover is my favorite).  So lovely and always a reminder that less is more...

images via the buchanan-smith portfolio 

Tuesday
Sep152009

david pearson

david pearson's work is so lovely. covers from Penguin's Great Ideas Volume III.

+ it's the big 2-5 today! I'm celebrating tonight with a dessert potluck with friends where I'm contributing honeydew, cream & pistachio popsicles and carrot cake cupcakes. yum :)

Friday
Jul312009

a vintage postcard + happy friday

Have a happy friday & lovely weekend! I'll be posting more consistently next week and will also have a new DIY project for Once Wed coming up.

Above is a radical vintage postcard that Nathan and I picked up at an antique store during our trip.

Monday
Jul062009

custom thank you cards

Custom thank you cards for Ashley & Grant made to match their invitation set.  The couple is in town visiting family so it was lovely to finally meet Ashley this morning when she came to the studio to pick these up.

Monday
May252009

a clever little logo

I love clever and simple logos like this one designed by Remo Caminada. He's also the genius brain behind this amazing business card.

Wednesday
May132009

german illustration 

lovely examples of vintage German illustration & design from this blog, illuopa

I wish I could credit them better but the site is written in German..

via Drawn!

Thursday
May072009

jaime oliver

I know these have been posted around many a blog but I also just love the packaging for Jaime Oliver's products designed by Pearlfisher. I'm very guilty of judging products by their packaging...

via The Die Line.

also, how fun are the limited edition summer coke cans

Wednesday
May062009

atlantik type