Wednesday, October 29, 2008
My newest distraction (which will actually have to wait until the authors project is done) is the Sketchbook Project through ArtHouse Co-op. A real art-for-everyone initiative, the Sketchbook Project allows anyone to sign up. You pay $18 for the whole deal: they send you the sketchbook, you fill it with your ideas for the project's theme (this time, it's "everyone we know"), mail it in, and then it goes on tour across the country with other sketchbooks. Entries are not juried, and submissions come from across the world.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Your design treat of the week is also a treat for the taste buds! The packaging for all of Route 29's signature caramels and candy confections are so...cute. The little illustrations on the boxes and the custom typography are darling. I bet the candy ain't bad either, and the prices are pretty sweet as well. The peppermint and seasonal gift boxes would make great holidays presents too (mom and friends, I'm talking to you...)
IMAGES © 2008 ROUTE 29
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Hi all. It's been a while. How are we?
I wanted to let everyone know that my portfolio site will continue to load very slowly for a bit. If you choose to visit it, please be patient when the little bird says to, but if not, you can view updates and new work here. I actually no longer have the native flash file for the site, making updates pretty impossible (don't ask what happened...too traumatic!). I have an older version of the site I did for school, however it doesn't contain the best/newest files of my work, nor is the format up to par for posting.
Eventually, I will be reformatting the site with indexhibit, but I am just too busy trying to graduate to do it. The plan is to have it up and running after the new year.
So in the meantime, please check for updates here if my preloader makes you anxious. Speaking of anxious...12 more days till the election! Who's miserable?? Is it just me? Let's get this over with!
at 10:15 AM
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The first draft of my paper is due tomorrow and it's crunch time! I have a lot done so far, just from staying up late this week and going to work half asleep, but there is still more to be done. I'm getting out the coffee and the headphones and will probably end up eating half a dozen fun size Kit Kats (Halloween has been going on for about 3 weeks at the apartment.)
Proofreaders, inquire below. (wink)
But really, if that's your thing, you can read it!
at 3:07 PM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Okay, so this is probably not the place for me to get on my political soapbox, I like to keep this a happy place, but it's definitely hard to keep one's mouth shut during an election like this. The harsh turn the McCain campaign has taken is not only hateful, it's just shocking to see that there are still people in this world that eat it up and contribute to this type of hate. Please, take a minute to watch this video to see what I mean. What's even scarier is that one of the comments made by a man was from a McCain rally in Strongsville, which, 'my friends' (haha) is not far from here. Get out and vote, and make the right choice.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Did you know the Cuyahoga County Public Library was rated #1 in the country among library systems of the same size? Bet ya didn't, but it's true! Which is why our very own library system will be my 'client' for my senior project. My reading initiative seemed perfect but just needed the right vehicle to carry it, and thanks to a 'lightbulb moment' conversation with my papa, the library system is what I chose. After some concerns arose from faculty about the proposal (ie: "Be careful, Barnes and Noble displays things just like this" ; "Why not just point of purchase ads or illustrations?") I knew I had to turn the focus to a non-profit, cultural initiative. Hopefully this will really help channel the campaign into what I want it to be.
It also doesn't hurt that the economy is in such bad shape that library use will surely skyrocket when we can no longer afford to buy or rent DVDs. The CCPL's circulation has increased by 21% in the last five years and will surely only rise as this recession continues. Bad news for Americans, good news for the relevance of the library as my client!
p.s. This photo has nothing to do with the library, it was taken of a sculpture at Navy Pier in Chicago. Ha.
p.p.s. If you haven't been to the renovated Lakewood Library, you should go...it's incredible! It's my new little home.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Oh boy, do I love October. I also love the October issue of Cleveland Magazine (as shown below), and if you haven't yet picked up your own copy, you can read the full article and interview with the professor here.
Enjoy. New posts to come...been busy! Back to the workroom...