Heraclitus once said, "Time is a game played beautifully by children."
Reminded of that when I saw those old school dentist office toys. Took some artistic liberties and made it a T.
Please leave the light on. I'm still burning on side projects thanks. This is how you know you love what you do. When you're literally falling asleep at the computer but still trying to make it perfect.
Chatting with an old friend who lives in sunny Miami while eating an orange. Funny how the brain works.
It's hard to find the perfect shade. But so rewarding to plant a perfectly hued kiss on someone.
Atmospheric representation of late night jam sessions with the roomie. We bring back the 80s' like it's nobody's business, but updated of course. Nobody does it better than 80s' babies.
Some Saturdays are for finding tunes and tuning everything else out. Recharging is essential, and doing it alone is key.
We've all had them, flashes of brilliance. It's amazing to see those ideas grow and mature but remembering how everything starts is important too. Don't let ideas slip through the cracks. Write 'em down.
Sometimes you wake up so hungry you can't get up. You just need food. The struggle is real, so you just stay in bed an design a hungry H. What's for breakfast everybody?
You never get bored with type play. The intersection of shape and letter and legibility and artistry are what make it so interesting and exploratory. When does a letter just become and shape? When do shapes become letters? How legible does it have to be? And thank god there's some place to do these fun exercises that you rarely get to do at work.
If you're feeling cracked out and tired, you might see silly. If you did something bad recently or have been jamming to the Biebs, you might see sorry. Fun things happen with bulbous type.
Sometimes you're in a rebelliously pink mood and feel the need to cover a wall with your feels. Also, pantone is everything.
Missing mom and trying to up my snail mail game. Writing while drinking tea and deciding pen or pencil.
A mashup of halloween and dios de muertos. Textured geometric skulls make for a very designery 31st!
Saw this interesting color palette in a store window. Add reminiscing about edgy grad school type exercises, and you've got yourself some crazy cut up type.
Using subtle allusions to temperature, thermostats and heat rising suggests that cuddle season is upon us. Giving the "h" some dimension gives the image levels and complexity.
Clearly craving ice cream and anticipating snow makes for an interesting and humorous result. Not sure about you, but this is my kind of winter wonderland.
Red or white? Spirits? Cocktails? Pick your poison. Sometimes reorienting type can produce interesting results, especially when you're feeling thirsty.
Seemed apt to make a "5" themed illustration on the 5th. Melding a combination of street art grunge with a more sophisticated typeface creates a jarring juxtaposition. That combined with the transparency creates movement.
Inspired by a conversation with a creative director about how he felt like he was always putting out fires, usually set by others. A look into the agency world where not everyone scopes projects properly and there is often ignorance of creative process and realistic timelines.
Created on a freezing 2:30 am bus trip to Boston. Inspired by the serious need for a jacket.
Type inspired by the exhibits and diagrams in the Boston Science Museum. Science museums never go out of style.
Type play on the usual creative work hours from 9-6. Using the opposite shapes of 9 and 6, the connectivity of the type connotes cogs, wheels and the daily grind.
Shatter those glass ceilings. Lean in. Be bold, and get things done.
Inefficiency peeves me. But understanding that sometimes it exists a result of archaic systems that are only now slowly changing has helped.
Learned west coast swing for the first time. It's chill and groovy. That experience combined with flipping through old David Carson work resulted in this.