Praiseworthy Personal Project: Ty Mattson

Posted by Marie on December 21, 2012 | No Comments

This personal project by  Ty Mattson to create vintage style record covers based on the TV show Homeland is one of the coolest things I’ve seen lately.  Convincingly executed – he created 12 covers total, and they’re all great. Go check the whole set out.




Redesigning The Foot: United Nude

Posted by Marie on March 20, 2011 | 4 Comments

United Nude has come out with their Spring/Summer 2011 collection of shoes. Their footwear is amazing! They have some of the most elegant and modern shoe designs out there. Many appear architectural and some are based on furniture design. These are some of my personal favorites below, but you should go check out their site and see everything in their collections here.




Deconstructed Logos: Unevolved Brands

Posted by Marie on January 11, 2011 | 10 Comments

Unevolved Brands is an interesting project by Graham Smith. Graham asks the question “How many Brands can you recognize after they have been Unevolved to just circles”.

The best visual brand identities are the ones people recognize with the least amount of information. Like when you watch a Target commercial and know it’s for Target before their name is even mentioned. I was stunned over the holidays by a Best Buy commercial that I thought was a spot for Walmart until the very, very end when they said Best Buy’s name. I consider that a massive brand disaster.

Anyway, here are some of his deconstructed logos…

Go check out the Unevolved Brands site and see how many you can recognize.




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Letterpress Printing: Studio On Fire

Posted by Marie on June 13, 2010 | 17 Comments

I love letterpress and there is a fantastic blog from  Minneapolis’s  Studio On Fire called Beast Pieces where they post up some of their work you should check out.

One example of the amazing work they do is this absolutely lovely 2010 calendar:

The colors are so beautiful. That orange is like KAPOW!

I’d love to get something printed with them… I ‘ve been working on a side-project might be letterpress suitable.
Oh, it makes my mind think, think, think.




Cool Shopping: SUCK UK

Posted by Marie on June 12, 2010 | 8 Comments

I’m going to be moving soon and that means I like to look around at cool things to help decorate my new dwelling. I love looking at the stuff over at SUCK UK. Check out some of the cool ideas they’ve come up with:

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Pet Goldfish Bin Bags and Flower Grenades

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Slide Light

LA is already quite filled with  flowers so I don’t know where I’d use them here, but I think those Flower Grenades are so clever. The trash bags are just funny and I LOVE the Slide Light. Such great ideas…