A log of personal projects, photography, color palettes and things I find inspiring.
Category Archives: Art
A while back, Chris and I drove down to an antique mall in Concord called The Depot. I love antique malls, not for the fussy china and floral print chairs, but for little gems like this. It took us four hours to get through the entire mall—it was sensory overload. There was so much to look at, so many cool things for sale but nothing that really screamed out to me.
On our way out I spotted a basket full of old maps and brochures. They were all in pristine condition, as if someone had hidden them away in an archival box somewhere for most of their lives. This 1950s South Carolina Road Map had to be mine. It was so beautiful, a prime example of the clean and concise design that I so aspire to do. I love it all. The color palette: mustard yellow, bright red, ocean turquoise. I can only imagine how they must have popped on the bright white paper before it yellowed over the years. The brush type, (what looks like) Futura, the beautiful illustrations, and don’t even get me started on the copywriting. It’s adorable.
It unfolds into a fullsize roadmap but I had a hard time scanning it and getting photoshop to merge the scans correctly. I plan on framing it to show the mini-maps. It’s a real nice piece.
I love this video on mixed-media artists Richard Lang and Judith Selby. The two collect plastic debris off of one Northern California beach to create colorful sculptures, prints and installations. They’ve been collecting, cleaning and categorizing the debris for over ten years, which they use to create art that helps raise awareness to the issue of plastic pollution in our seas.
I’m really loving these posters by illustrator Andy Smith.
I’m really loving the simplicity of this series and the emotion behind it. The handwritten typography is really charming.