Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Helvetica Snowflakes Poster

snowflakes made from letters poster
The snowflake crystals are made from individual letters using the font, Helvetica. The snowflakes are made, in order, from the letters a-g, h-m, n-r, t-v, x-z, s and w.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Time Flies Like An Arrow Fruit Flies Like a Banana Poster

Banana bow on a clock face poster with text
Some people think that Groucho Marx said "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana." but there is no proof that he was the source.

I simply enjoy the absurdity of the phrase.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Merry Christmoose Christmas Card

moose with christmas lights hanging off his antlers
The handsome moose is from a vintage engraving that I recolored and then illustrated the lights. He has jaunty Christmas lights draped across his antlers.

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moose with christmas lights hanging off his antlers christmas card

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Victorian Houseplants In Fancy Planters Poster

potted plant in front of wallpaper
I re-visited another old design and did some more retooling.  I enjoy white space and the older version felt a little claustrophobic.  I also increased the size of the illustration in relation to the the stripped background.

These wonderful illustrations were scanned from a Victorian gardening book and then I played with them in Illustrator.

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potted plant in front of wallpaper

potted plant in front of wallpaper

a row of 3 framed images of potted plants in front of wallpaper

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Lake Harriet Poster

illustrated poster of Minneapolis skyline and lake
 I tweaked an older design and I like it a lot better.

The changes include size, font, border, and Chain of Lakes was added.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Science Fiction Phrases Typography Poster

space ship silhouette on a circle of text

It started as a car game, there's a lot of cussing in space. I put a vintage style rocket in the midst of it and the porthole are expletives from Firefly.

The Sci Fi lingo includes insults and epithets. Just to be incredibly nerdy I put the phrases into a spread sheet so they could be alphabetized. Things are tidy in my section of the #@*! universe.

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science fiction expletives text

Friday, November 16, 2012

Barbie Flying like Peter Pan Poster

female doll falling from sky poster with textWhen we weren't jumping off the roof pretending to be Wonder Woman, we were playing with Barbies.

The Peter Pan quote is "The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it."

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Every Day Is A Good Day But Some Are Excellent Poster Print

photo of dog looking outside a car windowIs there anything better than the wind in your hair on a sunny day?

Our westiepoo, Marilyn, loves to drive with the windows down. We were going down a gravel road in northern Minnesota and you can see the lake in the distance.

She was a having a great day. Steak and eggs for breakfast, a deer in the yard and cows to bark at.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

May Your Days Be Merry Christmas Card

Christmas card of scared boy in front of caroler statues
Don't blink, they might get you.

This photo from the 1950s shows a wary boy in front of a stranger's lawn decorations. The boy is my DH and the culprit was his much older sister.

You forget the brilliant color that was obtained by color chrome slide film processing.

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boy in front of Christmas decorations

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Argyle Fez Blank Greeting Card

Fezzes are cool, just ask The Doctor. I would love to have socks with little fez on them.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Hey You Blank Greeting Card

close up of a card

I remember thinking of you cards.  They were a friendly note to simply say I was thinking of you and wanted to let you know. I care about you and I'm glad you are in my life.

For an old fashioned sentiment I chose to do a faux printing style. You offset the elements, add some transparency and a slight texture. Voila!

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hey you greeting card

Friday, November 9, 2012

Start Where You Are Poster Print

folded banner with text
folded banner with text
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

I don't know why I find folded ribbon layouts so timeless, perhaps it's because I follow the path visually. I'm also drawn to pathways and doorways, they are slightly similar.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Coffee If You Are Not Shaking You Need Another Cup Poster Print

coffee illustration poster with text
Wise words...

This poster is made to resemble a vintage lithograph; the colors were taken from a 1940's photo of the glamorous Dorthy Lamour. The background has a field of coffee cups ready to fill or be washed. 

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We See What We Want Typographic Poster

poster with part of text missing we see what we wantIt's amazing how much detail you can eliminate from text and still read the message. You really do choose to see what you want to see.

I made this yesterday while hitting refresh to view the latest election results.  Nuff said.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fibonacci Color Block Poster Print

fibonacci spiral with cmyj and rgb colorsI'm back to doing math related posters again but this one has a design aspect to it.

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144...

The colors represent the 3 primary color systems in the order I use the most. RGB for light, CMYK for print, RYB for painting.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Duck Camp Vintage Travel Style Poster Print

illustration of duck camping vintage poster style
You can learn so much by watching wildlife in their natural setting.

I used to wonder where ducks lived, what they ate, and how they spend their days. Now I know.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cappuccino Mug

coffee in a blue mug
Nissa made me this pretty mug, it holds 2 cups of espresso plus foam. Coffee tastes so much better when it comes in a mug made with love.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Always Be Yourself Poster

folded ribbon banner saying always be yourself unless you suck
Always be yourself, unless you suck, then try to be better. So true.

I think my concept of a motivational poster is a bit on the snarky side.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dear Santa I Can Explain Poster

santa illustration text says dear Santa i can explain
Oops. Have you been naughty or nice?

Santa is a wonderful vintage illustration that I colored digitally.

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