1. happy holidays?

    I’m always confused with what greeting to give at this time of year since most holidays have a religious undertone. I love the opportunity to stray away from the studio for awhile, and enjoy the company of friends and family and bask in their joy. It’s also time for me to sit down with a sketchbook and play. So whatever you want to call this season, I hope you get the time to let all the joys of being human shine on you.

    santa

  2. the art of Richard Thompson

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    This would be a book review if I had anything bad to say about this book, but I can’t think of anything. Superbly printed and curated, the cartoons and illustrations are awe inspiring. I’m a big fan of “Richard’s Poor Almanac” already, but the larger format of this book really lets you get a good look at the art. (more…)

  3. gestetner

    When I was in junior high, I volunteered to run the AV lab. I was responsible for keeping the machines all running, things like reel-to-reel tape players, overhead projectors and anything the teachers would use to aid them in class. One of the things I got to do was run the Gestetner Duplicator, it was my first experience with printing. The ink had a unique smell I still remember it, on test day, all the classrooms would smell like Gestetner ink. I recently came across this advert for one of its competitors.

    multi

  4. halloween

    It’s that time of year again when all the zombies and princesses show up for free candy. This drawing was done entirely in Manga Studio Pro, from sketch to finished art. No more Corel Painter for me, what a buggy app that was.

    devil

  5. matchbox art

    Hunter Oatman-Stanford has compiled a great compendium of matchbook covers. The low quality reproductions have a certain charm to them. Especially when enlarged. The illustrations are so economical and well designed. via Collectors Weekly.

    match

  6. lost & found

    sasquatch

  7. creative business cards

    Here’s a great example of some really creative business cards. A lot of folks feel like business cards are a dying art, but there’s nothing better than handing your business card to someone and have them go “WOW!”

    buscd

  8. hello fall

    summer

  9. staggering beauty

    If you have time to kill, you must check out staggering beauty by Google Labs designer–George Michael Brower. This little amusement can keep you busy for awhile. I would love to try it out with a cat and an iPad.

    beauty

     

  10. don’t be a comic sans criminal

    Comic sans has been abused since it first came out. Designers know where to use it, but some folks are abusing it. Do you know somebody who uses this font inappropriately? Luckily, there is help to rehabilitate them today, thanks to Matt Dempsey.

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