Sunday, January 23, 2011

Etsy shop

My Etsy shop is now all updated with the latest & the greatest. Shop away!

Stationery debut at Iris Cafe

I'm so excited to let y'all know that Iris Cafe, my favorite coffeeshop in NYC now carries my stationery. Also exciting is that it sits on the shelf with Mast Brother's Chocolate & Stumptown Coffee

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Roberta Flack, Quiet Fire

Can we all just take a moment of silence and acknowledge how amazing this album cover is on so many levels?

Just Kids by Patti Smith

I've never given much thought to Patti Smith. As an Art Major, I appreciated Robert Mapplethorpe for his beautiful silver gelatin prints of the human & floral forms, but knew nothing about his personal life. I received Just Kids as a Christmas gift and have started reading it. Its painfully beautiful & nostalgic. I had no idea how great a poetic writer Smith is. I'm savoring every detail of their story as young aspiring artists in Brooklyn.. totally recommend it 

All images via google

Friday, January 14, 2011

True Grit

Seeing this bad boy of a film tonight!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Inspiration board

I love putting up pictures at my workspace to keep me inspired. Here's what I'm looking at these days:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tim Walker

I'm dying for the Tim Walker book, Pictures. He evokes such a fantastical, fairy land feel.. I want to dive right in!

More photos, all from google.. 

Printmaking Book

Happy Early Birthday to Me! Just ordered this book from Amazon! Really excited to try out some new printmaking techniques for my stationery. I'm also PUMPED to be signing up for a printmaking course at School of Visual Arts this spring that will go over six different techniques. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Inspiration: Elizabeth Demos

Over my holiday break I had the opportunity to sit down with former shop owner & stylist Elizabeth Demos. She was so kind as to give me several great pieces of advice in regards to my dreams & career. And of course her work is gorgeous, as you can tell in this photo from her site: 

New York Times Magazine

As a type nerd, I'm loving the typography solution for the New York Times Magazine's 10th Year in Ideas

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Stationery Update

Oh hello - some of you may know I've been working on a line of letterpress stationery since last fall. I had a great success with my holiday cards at the Martha Stewart Craft fair back in early December. A good friend requested some New Year's cards - I designed two options, and I also just made some Valentine's Day cards on Saturday. Hopefully more Valentine's cards to come this weekend or next!

Setting type at the letterpress is still a new & time-consuming process for me, but there is something so refreshing by placing each letter by hand. I work as a designer/art director so a huge portion of my week is spent at a keyboard with a mouse in hand, trying a billion designs and clicking "command z" every 2 seconds. With hand-set type, you have to be very intentional & deliberate with your type decisions. Its a good balance for me to go back and forth between the two styles of working. 

Also of note, I've created a Facebook fan page should you wish to "like" me there. 

Some recent work:

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

When AFI put out their list of the top 100 films OF ALL TIME in 1997, a childhood friend and I vowed to watch them all that year. 14 years later, I'm still making my way through the list (36 down..). Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid was on "watch instant" on Netflix recently and I was so amazed at the beauty & goofy humor of the film. Killer cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Katharine Ross.