1. Mary Blair’s Peter Pan
I just adore the unique illustrative style of Mary Blair, an artist who worked alongside Walt Disney. Her character drawings alone stand apart and are instantly recognizable but then the landscapes she creates are so fantastical that it makes me want to be able to enter this colorful world she has created! Last weekend, Rachel and I went and perused the Mary Blair exhibit at Disneyland. We had so much fun seeing how her ideas and concepts for Small World became a reality. Remember the Cinderella piece I showed you last week? That same blog also showcased a 6 part series on Mary Blair and I found this illustration done for Peter Pan. Anything Peter Pan grabs my attention, but if it’s done by Mary Blair too, then that’s just awesome. She has illustrated children’s books for Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and Cinderella. My best friend Amie has already been instructed to gift these to me and my baby shower (whenever that may come to pass).
2. Anthony Martinez’ Clermont Ferrand
With so much being said in one piece, Anthony Martinez, defined a hierarchy that leads the viewer throughout the piece, starting with the title “On the Road Again.” From the colors and textures to the strong diagonal lines and variety in typography, I love it all! Found via Graphic Exchange.
3. Jovan’s Crackers
A recent trend for the past few years in packaging is clean design with lots of white space to allow the product to stand apart from the “loudness” of the packaging that surrounds it on the shelf. This packaging for Jovan’s whole food crackers keeps things clean but uses a bright chartreuse green as its voice to set it apart from competitors. Plus, it allows you to view the actual products, something I always like to see. Found via the dieline.
4. DIY: Gift Bags from Newspaper
5. From the Desk of Andrew Byrom
As I quickly scanned this article, found via idsgn, my jaw literally dropped when I saw the final piece. These new business cards are literally from Byrom’s desk! Each is a 3.5×2 cut out version from his old desk! Amazing! More images here.