Sunday Paintday 🎨
#painting #watercolor #colorchart #art #freezingoutside #abstract #geometric
Sunday Paintday 🎨
Part 2- work in progress.
#paint #watercolor #shape #art
New work in progress
#painting #watercolor #art
Dark before 6, painting season has begun!
Yeah, I have no idea what time it is either….
Country car or city car? I can’t decide. Either way, beautiful!
Have a great weekend.
NASA has a site called Astronomy Picture of the Day. It is INCREDIBLE. It’s so surreal to look at. Enjoy!
You can check it out here.
Here is a little work in progress snapshot for your Friday afternoon.
Bold statement right? Well, I think it’s true. The Beverly Hills Hotel opened in 1914 in Beverly Hills, CA, and the current logo (pictured) was created in the 1940’s by architect Paul Williams. Safe to say there weren’t any computers around then, so the logo was definitely hand-drawn. But seriously, how epic is that logo? It captures everything that is old Hollywood, California.
I’ve never been to Beverly Hills, but I would LOVE to check this place out. I don’t know why, but even though I find the logo and hotel to be super classic, there is definitely something creepy about this place, right?! Am I alone on this one? I don’t know what it is…. it’s like the warm weather version of The Shining.
Let me know if you have ever been!
(all photos from beverlyhillshotel.com or Beverly Hills Hotel Facebook)
Recently I had the pleasure of working with style and culture visionary Jessica Arb, creating a logo for her awesome blog, Ocean Violet.
Ocean Violet is a place where readers can learn about upcoming trends, through a different viewpoint on the worlds happenings in terms of culture, art, music and fashion. Although Jessica has a sharp eye for what lies ahead, she is inspired by strong style influences of the past, and finds the perfect home for them in today’s culture.
Below are the final concepts I created for Ocean Violet. The most crucial aspect of the design was creating a logo that has a contemporary feel, but does not look out of place when paired with vintage styles or products.
The bottom logo is the final product.
And if you have some time, swing on over to Ocean Violet, it’s pretty sweet :)
One of my favorite things to do in Fall is gather up a nice stack of beautiful leaves. I love looking at each one individually and close up. Sounds corny, but each leaf is like a unique painting.
Love this time of year.
(photos by K.Byrne)
I came across an awesome poster recently, The Periodic Table of Typefaces. It ranks the most popular and influential typefaces under the sun.
Gill Sans created by Eric Gill is one of my favorites, ranked number 8. Great typeface, odd dude……to say the least.
Also, the documentary Helvetica, about Helvetica, is pretty great if you are interested.
Have a great weekend everyone!
In the beginning of September I had the amazing experience of assisting wonderful photographer, Gerardo Somoza (you can check out his work here), at New York Fashion Week.
Creativity can be expressed through so many different forms, and clothing is (obviously) no exception. Because I don’t work in the fashion industry, and I was essentially dropped into the middle of it, I was amazed at the level of creativity at each of the shows. I can’t even really call what I saw clothing because it was pretty beyond that. As a graphic designer, it was incredibly inspiring to see creators take everyday things like shirts and dresses, and push them to the creative limit.
Below are some photos from the Oscar de la Renta show, where my jaw pretty much hit the floor. The detail was insane!
It’s times like these where I am grateful I am not a millionaire, in fear of becoming the most ridiculous human ever… i.e. wearing one of these dresses out just to get a cup of coffee.
All photos by Gerardo Somoza
A bit back, a sweet couple from Chicago approached me to create their wedding invitations. When I found out they were getting married in a planetarium, and wanted a celestial theme for their invitations, I pretty much felt like I hit the jackpot.
I was drawn to old celestial maps that were often called “Maps of the Heavens.” I mean really, how romantic is that?? I also wanted to create a map that felt warm and adventurous, rather than anything dark and Star Wars-like (don’t get me wrong, R2D2 would be an adorable addition to any invitation ;) .
For the typefaces used, I wanted to strike a balance between romantic, while staying on the celestial theme. The same should be said for the invitation as a whole.
Congrats Lauren & Logan!