Monthly Archives: April 2009

Link Love: 4.30.09

1. Skelliewag explains that if we find our flow, the money will follow.

2. The New York City Transit Authority Graphic Standard Manual is so well designed! Of course, you can’t go wrong with a red binder stuffed with pages covered in Helvetica. (via draplin)

3. Tricia of bits and bobbins always gets us thinking! This week she wonders, Would you wear garbage?

4. See actual photos of all of the amazing finds that were up for sale in Michael Jackson’s Neverland Estate auction. Word is that at the last minute, he negotiated to have everything returned to him. I don’t blame him; this stuff is way too awesome to sell off! (via hannah)

5. Sally of Already Pretty discusses the importance of investing in quality shoes and how they can elevate any outfit. I’m honored that she chose to feature me alongside fellow shoe lover Jane Aldridge in the article!

6. Jazzi answers many intern-related questions and she should know since she’s done seven internships to date!

7. Learn more about the ampersand than you ever thought possible.

8. Exciting news! In the digital age, vinyl is making a comeback! According to the article, LP sales were up 89% in 2008. I’ve been collecting records since high school; don’t get me started on my WHAM! picture discs and the entire catalog of Journey albums.

9. Creative barcodes, anyone?

What are your favorite links of the week?

What I Wore: 4.29.09

I’m totally in love with this super basic Forever 21 tank dress. For some reason, I didn’t buy it when I saw it while vacationing in Honolulu and it’s been on my mind for the last two months. I finally tracked it down again at a random Portland mall and am digging the multiple ways it can be worn and mixed with layers.

Dress, Forever 21
Circle scarf, American Apparel
Studded belt, Forever 21
Tights, Hue
Boots, Mini Market
Bag, Miu Miu

The Typofiles #15

I adore vintage typography books. This type reference book from 1973 is by David Gates. Besides containing a glossary of basic type terms and examples, it also has samples of over 850 typefaces to peruse. Instead of being grouped by name, they are grouped by style category (serif, sans serif, old style, etc). This was especially helpful before the age of computers and font-based programs!

♥View The Typofiles set on Flickr here.

Flashback: Heat Of Summer, 2007

Heat of Summer was a quick collage series that I did on hardboard during the summer of 2007. In a way, it was a practice run before committing fully to Modern Baroque.

After the whirlwind that was three solo shows last year, I took six months off but have finally felt the urge to dive back into fine art again. I’m starting a new series next month that will perfectly merge fine art and graphic design more-so than my past work has. Stay tuned.