Friday, March 11, 2011

life's tiny annoyances

This week has been a rough one for me. I've felt supremely annoyed about stuff big and small. I do a decent job of letting it go when I can but it's not my strong suit. Sometimes I like to pretend I don't have issues with things, only to bottle it up and explode about it later when I'm alone. This week, maybe I would be better off to be a hermit. Channeling this energy, I found this illustration done by Roxie Vizcarra. The style is very nice, almost comic quality to it and the colors suit it well. Plus, dealing with an event where one person is slightly annoying someone else hit home this week. Enjoy!

Roxie Vizcarra

Monday, March 7, 2011

vector illustrations

These illustrations done by Fernando Togni are really quite beautiful examples of how to use Illustrator well, something I haven't even begun to attempt. Below are some examples and the link to the article where I found them. He also has a very useful website which is linked below as well, along with the ability to purchase a good many of his prints at a very very reasonable price.

Colorful Vector Illustrations: Fernando Togni
Fernando Togni's site

Friday, March 4, 2011

black swan, revisioned

Design firm LaBoca made the awesome posters for the film Black Swan. I haven't seen it but I do feel a little more inclined to do so. I particularly enjoyed the first two, I do like a picture within a picture. And retro things. So here they are:

Black Swan movie posters

Friday, January 21, 2011

what's that looming in the horizon?

In just a few short days, Spring semester begins with only one class this time: Typography. This may be the one class I've been looking forward to most, so I'm excited to put all my time, energy and creativity into this one thing, since it's my sincere hope that I find some talent in this subset of graphic design. With the start of the semester, I figured it was time to get this blog going again, at least to catalog and track what I like in the design world (and probably the things I hate too). Given that, I'm going to kick this off with something I like - a chart. Not just any chart, this also falls into the category of things I love, namely Parks and Recreation. Thank you Ron effing Swanson, for this chart. Maybe not the prettiest design, but certainly awesome anyway. Happy New Year!