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May 2013

1. Willy Wonka Jr. How unbelievably fun does this project look! Turnstyle branded this stage production of Willy Wonka for a local elementary school which included posters, programs, candy-bar wrappers, Golden Tickets, cast t-shirts, and various other props. Found via the Dieline. 2. Rejected Movie Posters What a neat look behind the scenes at some of the reject movie posters, while their counterparts became quite the icon. See more from Clockwork Orange and Pulp Fiction on Creative Bloq, found via Nubby Twiglet. 3. Share a Coke campaign Potential gift idea for your Coca Cola loving friend? "We are delighted to be launching the Share a Coke campaign, which sees the iconic Coca-Cola script transformed and personalized for our consumers for the first time in our history. We understand the value of offering consumers an authentic and personal brand experience, which is why we are inviting the public to have fun finding the names on our products and taking the time to Share a Coke with their friends and loved ones, both in-store and online" Jon Woods, Managing Director for Coca-Cola Great Britain Found via the Dieline. 4. Allison Chamber's Student Project Not only do I love this retro inspired branding, the goal of reducing waste at baseball games would

Now that you've seen Rachel's maternity photos, the next glimpse into the shower would be the baby shower invitations! I drew inspiration from Mary Blair's work on the credits from Cinderella and then applied Rachel's nursery's color palette with its pinks, peaches, and mint greens. The "Once Upon A Time" mark was handwritten as well as Rachel's name, then a combination of two other typefaces, a modern serif and a medieval display text completed the invite. This really was a work of love, and definitely one of my favorite invitations yet! In addition to the invitation, I created a bookmark with Rachel's favorite verse, Jeremiah 29:11, as the shower favors. Along with a print to go along with it for the nursery as well. All of these pieces of the invitation can be bought in my Etsy shop: Your New Friend Sam. In addition to the invite pieces—and to go along with the storybook theme—I created a custom bookplate stamp for Amelia's baby books. Also available in my Etsy shop. So many fun projects were created and designed for Rachel's shower! I can not wait to show you rest of the photos from the day of

When Rachel found out she was having a baby girl, we went right to work planning a dream of a princess fairytale baby shower. But first, Rachel having a baby just meant a few more photo shoots to plan as well. Our goal was to shoot around the castle to go with the fairytale baby shower that was coming up so that we could frame and display these photos as part of the decorations. You already got a glimpse of the mama to be in her 26th week, but here she is at week 32, with her beau Kyle in tow. And as an added bonus to the day, Jessica from J. Rose Photography tagged along with us. She took this first set of photos below

1. Creating the World of Oblivion I know I'm not the only one who pays attention to the design details in movies, but I will be paying extra attention to these graphics in Oblivion (with Tom Cruise) now that I've seen this short behind the scenes flick—with the lead graphics animator, David “dlew” Lewandowski, and design director, Bradley “Gmunk” Munkowitz. Thanks Ismael Burciaga for sharing! 2. Process of a Product Photography Shoot Another behind the scenes glimpse in this post about a product photography shoot. I am still grasping portrait photography, but product photography can be just as hard if not worse—I mean, how do you make a bottle of coffee concentrate speak your brand to your target audience? What an amazing process goes into these shoots, from the props to the lighting

This past weekend we got to celebrate the new mama-to-be, Rachel, along with her baby girl Amelia. The shower came out so beautifully, I can't wait to share more about the festivities next week! And finally things are starting to slow down, or at least the busy-ness of last week is on hold temporarily. While I know this is just a lull in the storm, I am taking advantage of the small amount of break in time by catching up on The Office and starting to read a new book that came so highly recommended. Until next week