here. If you do buy one of our tote bags, you might find some weird and random stuff inside. Band-aids, stickers, dental floss, candy, basically just whatever I happen to find around my apartment.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
I finally got around to printing some thank you cards for graduation, and for some teachers, portfolio reviewers, and various other wonderful people. Maybe I should also thank them for giving me an excuse to get back in the letterpress studio. Hopefully soon I will make more time to go into the studio and do some new projects too!
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
I spent May 1st through 3rd in Dallas, Texas for the DSVC (Dallas Society of Visual Communication) National Student Show and Conference (#nssc10) with a group of my design classmates. There were so many incredibly inspiring talks, free stuff, plus a job fair/portfolio review. We also managed to have some of our own adventures outside of the conference. The whole weekend was a really wonderful experience, and a great excuse to eat at In-N-Out Burger. And Park Tavern. And the Rusty Taco. And that Neapolitan pizza place in Deep Ellum. And Whataburger.
|While wandering around downtown Dallas we came across this shop that had the same name of our recent show|
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
I did not take this photo, nor did I bite this cookie.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
So awhile back I did this letterpress workshop thing where I tricked a few of my classmates into coming into the letterpress studio and making stuff with me. I didn’t think to take pictures until it was over, but here you can see the few prints which remained in the drying racks, plus the poster thing I designed to advertise the workshop.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Last night we had another AIGA event where we got to see the guys from DKNG give a presentation about their work. Their mind-blowing, awe-inspiring, genius design work.
There is really nothing more I can say about this, it's just too insanely good. So here, watch a process video or two, you'll be glad you did. Watch more here
Friday, February 7, 2014
This week we had two snow days in a row, and I should have used that time to put extra effort into my projects for class but instead ended up doing a lot of type sketching. Or as Jessica Hische calls it, procrastiworking. And if you couldn't tell by the content of my sketches, I've also been listening to Lana Del Rey and watching Mad Men.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Now that I’ve changed over my blog and storenvy shop to the name Nice Heart Press, I’m trying to clean out some inventory. All books that were printed with the Art House Press logo are now on sale. Some are as cheap as $4! Plus if you buy something I will throw in some extra prints at random. Seriously people, buy this stuff so I can get rid of it.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Edward Gorey has been an inspiration to me beginning 7 years ago when I stumbled upon a copy of Amphigorey Also in a used bookstore (and almost stupidly didn’t buy it because it was 12 whole dollars; at the time I didn’t know it was somewhat rare, especially being in hardcover form). My favorite Gorey story, The Doubtful Guest, can be found in his compendium Amphigorey, luckily my local public library owns that volume as well as Amphigorey Too.
In 1974, a Doubtful Guest creature was manufactured and sold in a very limited edition of 50. Gorey even signed the tags attached to the scarf of each one. Can I please have one? Or if someone wants to make me one, that would be cool too.
I love Gorey's illustrations, his Victorian settings, mysterious characters, and his style of writing, which is often darkly humorous. Sometimes a bit too disturbing, most of his stories are definitely not for children, despite having a picture book appearance at first glance. Gorey once said, “My mission in life is to make everybody as uneasy as possible. I think we should all be as uneasy as possible, because that's what the world is like.”
Friday, January 24, 2014
All of these little books were just listed in the Art House Press Shop!
Some of these new books are different than the ones I have made in the past. They were made with pages from Anthropologie catalogs, some also have pages of map paper. Two of the new books were made with prints from an old French calendar. Using different recycled papers makes each book one-of-a-kind. I use catalog pages in the books I make for my own use and I write over top of the images, I think the addition of writing or collage enhances the look of the page. It's a fun way to make use of the piles of catalogs I have laying around, I just can't throw them away because they have so many beautiful images and the pages have a nice texture. Now, don't you want to buy one?
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Over the last couple of years, lettering has taken over my sketchbooks. Instead of drawing things and people, I now mainly draw words and letters. Many are based off of song lyrics, like the ones below. It is also a fun break from working in letterpress because each drawn letter is imperfect and unique.
On a somewhat related note, I am really excited to go see the Sign Painters movie at tonight's AIGA event! From watching this trailer it looks like it will be really interesting for someone like me who appreciates typography in many different forms.
Typography Sketchbooks by Steven Heller