Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Check out this sweet owl costume I made for my cousin Rachel of Hyde Creative!

Front. (and mask)

She was attending a West Michigan AIGA costume party. Doesn't she look awesome?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cathedral Window II


At first it was little annoying and slow going, but once I got the hang of it, I was making up excuses for why it was ok that I was just sitting on the couch sewing a tiny quilt square and watching project runway on hulu.  Now that it's done I'm contemplating a full quilt...  bet you couldn't have guessed that one! 
(anyone have a extra bolt of off white cotton sitting around that they want to donate to the cause?)

Look at all that hand stitching!
I stitched though to the back, making the wonderful quilted pattern.

Due to the folding and layering process, light shines through beautifully,  just like a cathedral window!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Typeforce 2 Book

The Typeforce 2 book is here, and it's beautiful, thanks guys!

In February my folded paper alphabet was in the "showcase of emerging typographic all-stars" at Co-Prosperity Sphere, along with lots incredible work from some very talented type lovers.  And now it has been officially documented in this beautiful catalogue which was pre-released at the Unisource paper show last night.

Super fun!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Misery & Happiness

This book is a summers worth of reminiscing about four years in Trinity Christian College's art department.  It's the life and true confessions of an art major.  It's an exercise in hand lettering, printing, and book binding.  Mostly it's just 50 pages worth of inside jokes and a giant thank you to five awesome art professors who made Trinity a great place to be!

Inspired by Misery for Everybody, a hilarious account of childhood. You should check it out.

The book is set up with happiness on one cover and misery on the other so that it can be read from either direction.

center spread, which some of you may recognize...!

A sampling of some of the pages that don't require too much explanation.

people who think art is fun

when people use thumbtacks in critique

living in a barn for 20 years

stories that start with "I shouldn't be telling you this, but..."

a 1992 toyota previa with 250,000 miles

art department potlucks

Abby and I gave these to Bakker, Ellen, Josh, Dayton and Rowley yesterday when we were out at Trinity for Ken Steinbach's closing lecture/reception.  They loved them!

Thanks for 4 great years!