I found this book at the local Salvation Army; the cover was so retro, poppy, and brilliant that I jumped with glee. And, even though I bought it for the cover, this one seems like a worthwhile read. Nobody can deny the power of Jackie O! It’s shelved next to Scruples. Brilliant typography deserves to be in good company.
Last night, I went out to The Matador with a bunch of folks including Mistina and Eliza. I was so excited to spot an original black and white photobooth- there’s something so classic about the photo strips that come out of these! I forgot that the strips come out sopping wet and take awhile to dry, so a few got smeared. As you can see, we had a great time…except for when a guy came over and yelled at us because we were “blinding him.” We had forgotten to close the photobooth curtain!
There’s nothing worse than a cluttered office! I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a neat-freak Virgo. While recently perusing the organization department of the new IKEA in Portland in search of magazine files, I came across a five-pack of these by FLYT for $2.99. Since I was taking public transportation to get home, their compact packaging (a thin layer of plastic wrapping) was a definite selling point, not to mention they’re easy to put together and also flatten for easy recycling. These are perfect for people on the move and their smooth surface is begging for impromptu doodles and collages!
I was on the hunt for some remaining Halloween costume gear today when I found a huge stash of vintage marching band jackets. (See above– I feel a combination of super mod with a dash of Michael Jackson when I wear it!) Anyway, I knew my brother would want one, but I was in a hurry and forgot to call him. A few hours later, I’m laying in bed, fighting off a cold when he calls telling me, “I’m at a thrift store and they have a ton of cool marching band jackets!” I was like, “Yeah…I know, I’m wearing one of them.” This kind of stuff happens all the time.
Deep reds- yum! I like the overall mix of this page; 80s Bon Jovi + Moschino + my fave Swatch watch! The Fashion Notebook set on Flickr is growing…
Yesterday afternoon, I did my usual log-in to Flickr when something reminiscent of classic Swiss poster design on my contacts page caught my attention. When I clicked on the image, I realized it was an illustration of yours truly by Swiss graphic designer Vectortrash! This is a huge honor because he is one of my favorite graphic designers of all time– he has a way of being current (and sometimes edgy) while still adhering to traditional grids and clean type choices.
I love seeing works in progress! Some people feel like it’s a taboo, but I disagree. Progress shots prove that art and design isn’t magic, that it takes insight, thought, and work to make a vision come to life. Even if the final outcome is only viewed on my computer screen, I want to see the soul and bones of the original idea.