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February 2011

1. Bone Daddy's Identity System From the color to the illustrations, everything about Bone Daddy's identity system is in your face screaming look at me (in a good way)! Designed by Matchbox Studio, the identity covers the menu, business cards, coasters, and note cards. I may be starting to be partial to BBQ design but this is just awesome. I love the illustration style (by Nate Williams) and the custom typefaces. It's all just so wonderful and is making me crave some 'que

1. The Wheatfield's Going to California Print While I love these rainy, cloudy Southern California days, many of my fellow residents do not. Here's an image for all of you who are looking forward to spring, a season that lasts a short time around here! This was created by Katie Daisy and is sold through her Etsy shop, The Wheatfield. Her work is so bright and colorful, just puts you in a good mood no matter what! She has a lot more prints, and other states, for sale as well. Found via August Empress. 2. Holy Heck's Gaslight District Identity I have seen the work from Heck House before, but it wasn't until a post on Graphic Exchange that I saw the Gaslight identity. Brand identity is hard to do, keeping things simple, but not boring is hard! Really it is! And truthfully, envelopes don't get enough credit. Sometimes, your envelope is your first impression given to your client. Bethany Heck did a marvelous job on creating the identity for Gaslight District, a clothing company. I love the way she designed the proportions of the address, with the numbers being set apart and much larger than the rest, with a more decorative typeface.

1. Sign Art Would it be silly to make new signs that look like old signs? Nutmegger Workshop doesn't think so! Found this Facebook album by Nutmegger Workshop via design work life. 2. Matilda Jane Web Design My favorite female designer, Promise Tangeman, has just released her latest web design work for Matilda Jane, a clothing company. The layers of graphic detail and texture always makes Promise's work stand out from the rest. Found on Promise's blog, visit the live site here. 3.Baby Maeve's Gray Gold and White Letterpress Announcement Designed by her parents, little Maeve's announcement is beautifully designed down to its packaging, a muslin bag. The image below was my favorite from the set as I love the typography layout but there's plenty more images on Oh So Beautiful Paper's blog. It's amazing what can be accomplished with a two color print. Found on Oh So Beautiful Paper, designed by Oscar & Emma. 4. Dana Tanamachi Chalk Lettering I love typography which, if you have been following my Evernote Every postings, you would know

1. Songs for An End Time Army Album Cover While working and reworking a Photoshop collage this week, this caught by eye by the way the many elements create a cohesive scene. The blue brings your eye to the center of the image, the focal point, leading your eye up to the hands of God and then your eye follows the cloud down to the bottom to finish out the piece. And as a bonus there are many delightful details throughout. This was found through Ismael Burciaga's new (to me at least) site, Album Art Collection and designed by Church Media Group. 2. This is the Focus Poster A poster designed by Rob Loukotka. He wanted to "create a design that’s self-referential, that describes its own creation to the viewer." The text is actually describing what you are seeing like repetition, radial symmetry, and negative space. It's quite comical and beautiful at the same time. First found via a detail shot posted on Dribbble and then the full image on his website. 3. The First Noel Book Cover This book cover was illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen for Golden Press, 1959. I know nothing more about it than that but I loved the illustrated

Ever since I met Andy I have had a Disneyland pass. And for one week in January I was pass-less! Last Friday I renewed my annual pass, giving me my chance at a seventh year at Disneyland. And it hasn't got old. Each trip is another exciting adventure. This year was definitely different as Andy started his BBQ business up he had much much less time to spend with me at the park, but thankfully my friend Rachel bought a pass and kept me company all year at Disneyland! I went 16 times over the course of the year and I wanted to share a photo with you from each trip! Here's to another great year with the Mouse! January 22 A rainy day at Disneyland is the best time to go