Posts Tagged ‘christian williams’

make my feet go

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

My good friend and fellow art director Christian Williams will be running the Boston Marathon on April 16 for the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC). I’ve known Christian for about 6+ years and therefore I know this is a HUGE challenge for him, (he practically hates running.) BUT I also know that he is very determined, which means he will succeed even if he’s crawling across the finish line. Using his art director skills he created a great little campaign/site for his journey. And he’s challenging all of us to donate at least five dollars. “Five dollars. It’s not a lot to part with. We spend almost that much a day on coffee. Five dollars may not seem like a lot. But, if enough people contribute…five dollars will add up quickly. In addition to knowing that you’ve contributed to one of the nations leading cancer institutes I’ll also go ahead and send you one of the buttons shown below. Please do you part and spread the word. Together We Can.”

Please donate if you can and spread the word because every bit helps. For more information about the marathon and Christian’s running journey check out his site Make My Feet Go.

 

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The Lobstar

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Last night I made a run over to Mullen HQ to meet up with my friend Chris Brady. Chris, along with his helpful family, is the creator of The Lobstar. Each Lobstar comes with a personally screen printed box and certificate. I’m happy to say that I’m the proud owner of #93/200. As you can see from the photos below…the Lobstar looks fantastic. I love it.

- Christian

Public Gothic and How to Sell a Font

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

I’m not a freak about typography like many designers but I do get excited about great packaging. This morning while on Lovely Package I found myself duped by Antrepo. At first glance I thought I was admiring some gorgeous retro inspired oil cans. But, after closer inspection I discovered that I was in fact looking at a gorgeous sales pitch for their font Public Gothic.  Maybe there is something to this typography thing after all.

– Christian

 

Tuetels Schmuetels | Shaw Speed & Custom

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

In my search for a pair of boots I’ll confess that I actually googled ‘Steve McQueen Boots’. While I didn’t particular like any of the boots he was fond of wearing, it did send me down the internet rabbit hole into the world of motorcycles.

I have a very brief history with motorcycles. I owned a 50cc mini bike as a child and was about as close a person can be to purchasing a motorcycle 6 months ago. I had a trailer on the back of my truck and cash in my pocket. If not for a transmission that began hemorraging in front of the motorcycle owners home I would own it now. As it turned out, I moved, I bought a boat, and I haven’t thought about a motorcycle since.

This bike from England’s Shaw Speed & Custom is just the sort of motorcycle that could get me thinking about another purchase.

-Christian

 

Oakstreet Bootmakers

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

I’ve been on a bit of a quest of late to find a pair of boots that will get me through 3 seasons of unpredictable weather here in New England. Along with the weather, I’ve been hoping to find a pair that will be as functional on my boat as they would be in a nice restaurant.

The current frontrunner in my personal boot derby is a pair from Chicago bootmaker Oakstreet Bootmakers.   While they are ungodly expensive I  subsribe to the philosphy of buy the right things, not a lot of things. So, I’m willing to fork over the money that will last me years to come.

Also, under heavy consideration is the Wabasha boot from Redwing.

- Christian

Aled Lewis – Make Something 365

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

There are a lot of designers out there doing the ‘make something everyday’ thing. Unlike most however, Aled appears to be doing it well. These definitely got a chuckle out of me.

– Christian

 

Bed from reclaimed 100 year old pine

Monday, March 28th, 2011

I’m a huge fan of using reclaimed lumber so it should come as no surprise that I’m an even bigger fan of this DIY bed project created by Jason Ackerman of Imagine This Design Group.

– Christian

The Gaslight District Identity

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Because I’m in the midst of an Identity design myself, I’ve been coming across a ton of new work. This project done by Bethany Heck is one of my recent favorites.

Still…nothing compares to the work done for Cavalier Essentials. When I’m done weeping because I didn’t think of first, I’ll be ready to talk about it.

– Christian

Furniture Made From Reclaimed Wood

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Canadian woodworking studio North On Sixty have put together a nice collection of pieces all crafted from reclaimed wood. So…perhaps you should think twice before tearing down that old barn and tossing that wood in the trash.

– Christian

Volkswagon ‘The Force’

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

While this may not make you rush out to purchase a new car this second, what it will do is make you think positively when you think of Volkswagen.  Behold the power of deep pockets, solid branding, and a healthy dose of whimsy.

Based on what I’ve caught of glimpse of thus far, there is a good chance this will be better than any of the commercials debuting on the SuperBowl.

- Christian