Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Springtime in the Rockies

I was working on a logo and thought I would try my hand at making some custom type. It turned out way too cute for what I was working on (as is shown by the words "Rocky Mountain") so I thought I'd post it here.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

suppose quilt boutique fliers

My friend Jo is opening a new quilt shop in Preston Idaho and I was lucky enough to get to make their invitations and fliers. I used their logo and company font (Helvetica Neue) with some of my calligraphy and sewed a line on the sewing machine. They were lots of fun to make. Thanks Jo! Visit their shop at

Doctor/Patient: September 2008 MSL

This was a really fun project where I got to draw this wheel, make it in Illustrator, then print it out and send it to have photos taken of the wheel with the needle spinning. The story is about online health quizzes and how to tell what information is helpful.

Cool, Creamy Delights: July 2008 MSL

One of my first projects while working at MSLO this year was making this type look like it was melting. Fun, except this article looked so delicious that every day all I wanted to do was eat the Brownie, Peanut Butter, and Ice Cream Sandwiches on the page next to it.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Close To The Bone: October 2008 MSL

This is a type treatment I created by combining Fette Fractur and Surveyor. I really like how it turned out and think it would also make a great tattoo font. Below are samples of some alternative type treatments I tried for the story.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Teach for America

I designed these buttons for program directors at Teach for America in the New York City region. If you are interested in buying some of your own, the links are here: Robots Heart Data, Test Me, Fill the Gap, Track and Yield.

handwriting samples

I am doing a freelance job where they are using my regular writing for "calligraphy." Best job ever. I wanted to post some samples but couldn't think of what I would write so I scanned some of the dates from my journal. I erased what I wrote for that day, not because it is personal, but to protect my pride (my journal writing isn't as intellectual as you might think. Here is a small sample: "Today my stomach LITERALLY talked to me").