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Hope everyone is having a lovely first week of November!

The temperatures are dipping slightly and every morning the trees look a little bit different as the colors change ever so slightly. Below is a quote I designed, that was featured on The Fiancial Diet. I love turning meaningful quotes into beautiful visuals through the use of mixed typefaces that compliment one another + simple color palettes.TFD_Truism_V3

The hardest part about designing typographic quotes is finding that perfect balance within the layout and making sure that the whole quote has a sense of lightness to it. After quickly sketching out the general idea of how I want the page to look, I decide which words should have greater emphasis. Then I go on an EPIC TYPEFACE HUNT to try and find beautiful typefaces that make sense for each of the words or phrases. I like to mix thin sans serifs with heavier stylized scripts, that pair nicely together. The background is a photograph that my friend Chelsea took, which I adjusted in Photoshop to be black and white, so that it would provide a rick dark colored background for the knock-out white type to sit on.

My friend Chelsea who writes the blog The Financial Diet, created a list of 7 daily affirmations to live by. This quote is the first one in the series that I’ll turn into a typographic visual. Stay tuned for the rest!!! Have a great weekend



Screen shot 2013-07-16 at 10.16.42 AMI stumbled on this beautiful film called From Paper to Screen, a short animatic about the importance, beauty and breathe of typography and how it adds to the spice of the designer/consumer life across print & screen. It was created by a Parisian graphic designer/art director as a graduation video project. I don’t know who you are, Thibault is Fournas, but thanks for sharing such lovely work on the web for all to see! The video references important motion title artists like Saul Bass as well as standout opening title sequences from the movies Catch Me If You Can and Man With The Golden ArmCHECK IT OUT PEOPLE! IT’S BEAUTIFUL!

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Jessica_500_500_75Hop on over to multidisciplinary designer Jessica Walsh’s Behance page or over to the Sagmeister & Walsh studio website, and prepare to be amazed. Laying aside the fact that this chick become a partner at one of the TOP design studios in the world, Sagmeister Inc., at the ripe old age of 25 (gasp, what am I doing with my life), Walsh had success within the graphic design community very early on. I’ve been following her work for a little while now and she continually produces innovative and unique design. My favorite aspect of her work is that she photographs real objects and then manipulates them in the studio afterwards. Instead of working soley on the computer, she uses her hands to create installation like artwork, which I LOVE. A true artist. The fact that she incorporates 3D objects, gives her work depth and weightiness. I especially love the way type sits in real space so it interacts with lighting, models and gravity. Her typographic experiments are multilayered, colorful and cheerful. I truly admire Jessica Walsh’s work and you should all check out her stuff to get a jolt of inspiration & creativity












Last night I found myself making my way around my local liquor store picking up some stuff during an annual reduction sale (!) Providing me with an opportune moment to relish the vast array of labels and packaging.

Below is a picture of myself holding a bottle “Yard Sale” from Uinta Brewery. Uinta is one of my favorite craft breweries, and they continue to produce beautiful graphic design work. Their whole line of beer is beautifully branded and I’m very fond of their color palettes and typographic choices which have a very retro feel. Also, that light green/mint color is one of my absolute favorites!

I’m also very much into the Noir feel of the Speakeasy Ale & Lagers beer. I like the illustrations and the way the color takes on the brown paper texture of the cardboard beneath it. Very natural and understated.

Enjoy the pictures below!