Archive for January, 2010

J.D. Salinger

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

J.D. Salinger passed away today. His stories may have been the first that I have wanted to read multiple times either immediately after I turned the last page or sometimes a few weeks later. I love the characters he creates–they always seem to be people I would like to meet and spend time with.

For more on his life and career see NYTimes article posted today.

(Image via NYTimes).

Cristiana Couceiro

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Cristiana Couceiro is a freelance illustrator, working and living in Lisbon, Portugal. She started making collages when she was a child, and apparently hasn’t been able to stop since then. I was happy to see that this lady has been appreciated by clients such as the New York Times for doing something she loves so much. (Images via her website).

VOICEsVOICEs

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

L.A.’s VOICEsVOICEs recently released the EP Origins featuring this vibrant album artwork that I LOVE. It’s so perfect. I cannot find the artist. Anyone who knows leave a comment.

Hear their music here.

Staynice

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Rob and Barry van Dijck live and work in the Netherlands and have a lovely studio called Staynice. Aren’t they good at what they do.

Hvass&Hannibal

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Beautiful work from Copenhagen based artists Sofie Hannibal and Nan Na Hvass.

Images via hvasshannibal.dk .

Neue Helvetica Arabic

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Nadine Chahine is a Lebanese type designer and creator of Palatino Arabic, Frutiger Arabic, and just recently, Neue Helvetica Arabic. I saw her work on I Love Typography’s Blog and was amazed by her knowledge of Arabic script and her ability to translate Helvetica’s “neutrality” typographically.

See examples of her work below.

Images via I Love Typography While you are there, check out their favorite fonts of 2009! Memoriam made it!

Jessica Hische

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

I’m not sure if there is something this woman cannot do.  A talented typographer, illustrator, and designer, she has a way of delivering intelligence and sophisticated style in each project she creates.  To see more of her work, visit her site.  Her capital letters can be purchased here in large printed format and make a fun and personalized gift!

Marine Biology

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Like my previous post, this imagery comes from another dream I had. I was walking across the ocean floor (underwater breathing power!) and so were these electric goats which miraculously were not getting electrocuted. This view is apparently from a submarine window. I might add more to it later, but for now, here is my understanding of marine biology.

I also included a picture I found hilarious and definitely share-worthy while searching for pictures to use. Please see below.

Coincidentally while writing this post, I was listening to Vampire Weekend’s “Cousins” which starts with the line: “You found a sweater on the ocean floor…” Maybe it’s a goat sweater? In celebration of this happenstance, I will include the video for your enjoyment. Check out the entire album here.


(X-tra thanks to LIFE Images!)

Your Waiter is Here, It's a Peacock.

Friday, January 8th, 2010

I think I dreamt of this scenario once. Anyway, this one has been in my head for a long time–here it is.

Happy New Year!