Desert Inspiration

October 13, 2008

I just got back from a week spent visiting my sister in Arizona. It was refreshing to get away from the computer for a while…and out of the midwest into some different scenery. While from what I could tell, Phoenix is just one giant strip mall (all the really interesting stuff seems to be in northern Arizona) it was nice to be immersed in a completely different color palette. And, as I’m trying to remember what I used to know about photography, it was really fun to try and capture it. I’ve posted the results on my flickr. My goal is to build a stockpile of color palettes and imagery I can pull from later. And hopefully build my photography skills along the way.


Bell Canoe Works

September 21, 2008

I’m in love with these ads for Bell Canoe Works. I could seriously look at them forever. From the heavy, printmaking paper to the watercolor/collage inspired illustration to the handwritten taglines… I want to hang these in my house. And hey, they got me to link to their website. Check out more below. (I can’t decide which is my favorite.)

Found via Graphic-Exchange (of course).

Really interesting papercut work from Danish Artist Peter Callesen. Makes me want to haul out the exacto knife again. Check out more here.

Aesthetic Apparatus is a screen-printing design studio in Minneapolis. You may have heard of them, because their work rocks. And they do a lot of gig posters that you may have seen around. They offer the test prints from their screens for sale on their website, and in their own way, they might be more interesting than the finished prints.

These are my faves (though already sold out)

This last one, I’m pretty sure, uses a very similar Grey’s Anatomy source image to the one I pulled for my own “Save Yourself” screen printed posters.

Catia Chien

May 30, 2008

I think I’ve been in a nostalgic mood lately because I’ve been drawn to whimsical, fanciful imagery lately. I found Catia’s illustrations at the Renegade Craft Fair last year in Chicago, and I love the whimsical, fragile quality her work has. Like a dream you had as a child, that you just almost remember.

Check out more (and buy prints!) at

Yeondoo Jung translates children’s images to photographs. Love it!

via swissmiss


May 25, 2008

I’m always inspired by the work over at Graphic Exchange. I’m loving these recent prints of my favorite city in the world.