When it comes to mainstream fashion magazines, Elle is by far my favorite. Sure, the fashion is great but what really wins me over is their willingness to dedicate some serious energy to their type layouts. Magazines aren’t cheap to produce in this day and age. And yet, Elle will fill an an entire page with just type. This particular page (introducing Gwyneth Paltrow of all people) caught my attention in their September issue.
All of The Typofiles can be viewed here.
Photographer Luke Copping and I have just finished the third installment of his promo postcards. This version is a continuation of the template we developed for promo two a few months back.
Luke isn’t afraid to switch up the images he chooses to showcase. From bespectacled to intense to this decidedly romantic turn, he covers all the bases. Though, my all-time favorite collaboration with him is still his debossed business cards. Thanks to Luke for allowing me to share this latest outcome!
Working on one of my favorite artpieces yet. Of course it contains a combination of bodyforms, shapes and type.
Cheers! Joey, Rocky & I take a walk together most mornings and usually stop by our favorite coffee shop in the process.
Red crosses are my perfect symbol, always.
Beauty is in the details.
Hello, world! Joey has the best little all-white studio.
I’m looking forward to a nice, quiet weekend at home working on art and catching up on magazines with Rocky curled up by my side. I hope yours is enjoyable as well! xoxo
Photo by Emma Tempest for Vogue Russia
• When it comes to a career in the Great Recession, maybe it’s time for Plan C.
• 5 rules for a creative culture.
• The world’s first transparent car was built in 1939!
• Earlier this year, Joey & I collaborated to shoot a series of book cover options for Elf Girl, a memoir by Rev Jen. My friend Anna who’s an amazing book cover designer just shared some of her favorite mockups!
• Yes, Hipster Ipsum now exists.
• An nice overview of the evolution of the London Underground map, completed with vintage maps dating back to 1908!
• I’m in love with Jane’s vintage baby necklace.
• Have you seen the Instagram-ispired Photoshop actions?
• I’m so glad that a blogger brought this up: Assume positive intent.
• A very sobering look at what happens when reality-TV fame runs dry.
• Always good to practice! Mastering Photoshop Techniques: Layer Styles.
• How to get out of a creativity rut.
• Apparently, there’s a definite difference: New York Skinny vs. Paris Skinny.
• Free vintage Desktop Wallpapers, courtesy of Maraid Design.
During a few day stopover in New York back in February, I found this Sweetweart shirt on an impromptu raid of Forever 21 with Gala. Since then, I’ve been wearing it every chance I get, including an ill-conceived adventure to the annual brewfest along Portland’s waterfront a few weeks back where drunk patrons yelled “sweetheart” in my general direction on and off for a few hours straight. Lesson learned: never ever wear anything covered with big, bold type to public areas where a few thousand drunk people will be huddled!
On the days that I just don’t feel like dressing up, I reach for black jeans and a t-shirt. I have five pairs of these exact pants and with good reason; they have an ample amount of zippers. Both the ankles and pockets are equipped, adding a sense of sleekness to an everyday staple.
Sweetheart Shirt, Forever 21
Jeans, Silence + Noise
Headband, c/o ModCloth
Heels, Dries van Noten
Bag, Miu Miu
I forgot to mention….the reverse side of the shirt reads BAD GIRL. Funny! Thanks as always to Joey for taking the photos.