'SOLIDARITY' for the No Comment Art Show


Occupy Wall st

A few months ago there was an Occupy Wall Street art show called No Comment. This was my piece that I had in the show along side of some other amazing stuff.

Everything was drawn freehand and combines typography with illustration.

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Some Sage Advice


Live In Love

Some sage advice and a good new years resolution to be mindful of, live your life in love. See everyone as a creative partner. Be accepting of yourself and honor every idea you're given by bringing it to light. Enjoy the place you are in right now and ask yourself what you can do to make yourself happier.

Live in love and be the change.

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In another time, in another life...


Old Pictures

In celebration of 2012 we're taking a look into the past rather than the future. Peeking into someone else's life in another time. What did they imagine 2012 to bring?

I found these old photos at a yard sale in Pennsylvania. It's the best place to find vintage images stretching the decades. My favorite is the top picture of a young lady playing wheelbarrow with her dog. I guess this is what they did instead of updating blogs or adding new movies to their Netflix Queue.

These were simpler days. I imagine people will find our photos in 2087 and saying the same thing about 2012.

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To: Daddy
From: Lauren


Daddy Design

This year for Christmas my Dad asked for either gold toe socks or something made from the heart. With no luck finding the perfect store bought gift and only days to spare I decided to design a piece specially created for my Daddy!

Using a mix of Arts & Crafts and Spanish flare I took my inspiration from my Dad's love of Frank Lloyd Wright and Spain. I also added a touch of humor by adding "est. 1953" at the bottom of the design for his birth year.

Needless to say he loved it!

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"Cookie" Logo Design


Cookie Logo Design

This is a design I did for a logo contest. Cookie is a digital and social media consultancy company looking for a modern retro logo with their tag line, "Making the internet sweeter for you!" This design features a 1950s derived font displayed with a doily inspired base to give it an overall sweet look.

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60/30/10 Color Theory


Color Theory

Borrowing techniques from other design forms is great practice for thinking outside the box! Considering an interior design rule of thumb, the 60/30/10 color palette is a great guide to getting the perfect color balance.

60/30/10 is a simple formula using a foundation of 60% subtle hue to set the mood while 30% is a moderate tone that creates personality. The remaining 10% acts as the accent color, adding excitement to the piece.

John Solimine Poster

The Fitz and The Tantrums Poster by John Solimine is a great example of this practical theory. The base color is a warm neutral giving a vintage feel. Using turquoise as the secondary color coincides the retro styled illustration and vintage base color. Tangerine orange highlights smaller features making every aspect equal in attention.

Mix up your next project by testing out this theory! Or try referencing architecture before designing your next layout!

Design happy!

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