Saturday, December 27, 2008

Its not heavy, it's a new music blog.

I'm a music geek. And I've often lamented that with the internet and digital downloads, one doesn't get the opportunity to really get to know their favorite groups or their work any more. We're simply bombarded with too much information and we bounce from one group to the next while our attention spans continue to shrink. But at the same time, I love a good source for new music. And I found one the other day. The Heavy Edition is a weekly blog that features 9 new artists each week and then links to their work. The design is nice and clean too, and that is always a good thing. I've found some new stuff from groups that I already know and I've been turned on to some new groups too! I guess too much information can be a good thing—sometimes.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Good stuff from Colorado

If you've been around me for more than a five minute stretch, you know I used to live in Colorado. And in all likelihood, you've heard me rave about how great it was to live there (and then subsequently p & m about not being there any longer). I'm still in touch with some of my friends from the Denver Post and here's some of the latest and greatest that they've cranked out. A nice full page ad for Colorado Ski Country from my old boss, The Crow Killer, Mark Holly and this year's winning logo entry for Ride The Rockies from James Gonzales. Big ups.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Holly Days

So, my Aunt Helen has put together a CD for the Holiday season. I've done some design work for her in the past and she called me up and asked if I could put together a quick type treatment for the cover. "You bet!" I said. "When do you need it by?" "Yesterday." was her answer. So, we got cracking. I came up with a couple of different options, and a couple of hours later we had something we both liked. We had a rubber stamp made for the type and she stamped a whole lot of CD covers. Oh, the CD case is made from 100% recycled material. Cool.

In the mood for some holiday classics? Then stop on by and pick up a copy! 

Saturday, December 6, 2008

N Magazine

Times are tough for print and it seems like Southwest Florida has been hit particularly hard. N Magazine fell victim to the economy and closed its doors a few months ago. It was my first gig when I moved to the area and I was able to do some good work and I got to know some great people. I was sad to see it go. Here is some of my work from my time at N.

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Blue Blooded Girls

We'll get things started with a poster re-design. Did this one a couple of years ago and my original type treatment never sat well with me. It's been in the back of my mind for some time (obviously) and I finally got around to doing it. I'm totally not obsessive-compulsive.