Archive for the ‘art’ Category

So You Need A Typeface poster

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Unlike my colleague here at Fancy Seeing You Here…fonts are not my specialty. Truth is, I’m always looking for a little guidance when it comes to them, so when I saw this poster on for $22….I jumped on it.

– Christian

pantone 2011 color of the year

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

I much prefer 2010′s turquoise to 2011′s honeysuckle. I guess I’m just not a pink person…what do you guys think?

nomoco illustrations

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Beautiful illustrations by Nomoco. Nomoco was born in Fukuoka, Japan and currently lives in London. Nature and the French Horn are her inspiration. She enjoys experimenting with various materials and craft-work in her works. For the past few years, she has been especially keen on playing with ink and its organic movement. View more of her work here.

images via here

crafty bastards recap 2

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

RAR RAR press has been one of the vendors I always look forward to every year at Crafty Bastards. She creates really bold (to say the least) letterpress postcards and posters.

The handmade leather accessories from Eve VanDalsen were absolutely stunning!

Power + Light Press had gorgeous and clever letterpress goodies.

My favorite vendor this year was Peg and Awl. They really designed every inch of their booth to suit their items made from reclaimed materials; book necklaces, bookends, picture frames, candle holders, etc. Great stuff.

An awesome Crafty Bastards…hopefully next year I’ll be amongst these guys with my very own booth!

artwork for my living room

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

I’ve been scouring the internet to find some new artwork to buy for my newly repainted living room and have found plenty of beautiful options. Now I just need to narrow it down… Here are some of my favorites so far.

N.LOVE by Nazario Graziano

Birds of Sadness Poster by Studio on Fire

Lamb No. 1 by Sharon Montrose

Being Nice by Will Bryant

I’m in love with this piece by Andrew Bannecker and I don’t even know if it’s for sale.

And this piece is unfortunately sold out! Tutti Frutti by Hand & Eye

Other places I’ve been checking out: 20×200, Aesthetic Apparatus, El Jefe Design, MySotisociety6 and Zonafoto’s imagekind shop.
If you have any suggestions please share!

p.s. Check out the gorgeous aboriginal artwork that Viv from ish & chi recently bought for her living room.

carrie gustafson

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Last year at the Smithsonian Craft Show I fell in love with the hand-blown glass work of Carrie Gustafson. What makes her glass work unique is the intricate patterns on vibrantly colored glass. At the time I was taking a basic glass blowing class which made me appreciate the details and beauty of her work even more because let me tell you glass blowing is really hard.

Her technique: On the surface, Gustafson applies an intricate web of stencils on the top layer of ‘flash glass’. Next, sandblasting through to a second, translucent under-layer reveals a matrix of light.

Check out more of her amazing work here.

images via here

chuck close

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Over the weekend I attended the Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. I left the exhibit completely WOWed! His extensive experimentation and mastery of printmaking is crazy genius. The exhibit shows his process which makes the prints even more mind-blowing. I was most impressed with a self portrait that was screenprinted with over 200 colors and his fingerprint portraits. This is a must-see if you live in the DC area!

More about the exhibit here.

top image: Self Portrait via here

bottom image: Philip Glass fingerprint portrait via here

bicycle posters

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Adorable 4C screenprinted bicycle poster by Barrel. The second addition of this print is available for pre-order in their shop.

A screenprinted poster designed by Allan Peters for Artcrank 2010 in Minneapolis. (aka a poster party for bike people.) Check out Allan’s entire portfolio—it’s all fantastic design work; really, really top notch. I especially love this birth announcement.

both via French Paper Sample Room

louis reith

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

A beautiful series by Dutch designer Louis Reith. Check out his entire portfolio here. I wouldn’t mind having the framed piece (shown below) for my house.

via The Best Part

textile soccer balls

Friday, June 25th, 2010

A new twist on the traditional soccer ball by Klas Ernflo. View all color and pattern options here. My favorite is the black and white plaid, shown above.

found via here, images via here