Posts Tagged 'Graphic Design'

A Big Week

AirportPan

A lot of work was done this week, about 72 hours worth. A lot of fun stuff, I’m pretty excited about all of it. As tiring as it can be to put in big days like that, I’m grateful for the opportunity and to have the work at a time when a lot of people don’t. Plus, I’ve got a baby cat to proof my work for me, which is always useful. Yesterday I wrapped up the week with a stop by Porters headquarters and caught a pretty spectacular sunset on the way out. The pic above is a pan taken with my phone.

This weekend, were headed down to fog city for a little R&R and to see The Sounds play, coming in all the way from Sweden. Last time I saw them, things got pretty crazy, one of the best shows of my life. We’ll see what happens this time…

Plant Physiology Cover, 1975

Plant Physiology

I saw this book today on the bookshelf of a forestry office, I don’t know much about it except the design is German and it’s from 1975. Super dope. Looks like it could be a piece of collateral for the Vancouver Olympics this year. Sorry about the crappy iPhone pic, but sometimes you just have to make do with what you’ve got.

Herb Lubalin

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Here’s a really nice collection of work by Herb Lubalin… Sometimes you just have to go back and look at the masters. Always more to learn.
(Some images might not be ideal for the office.)

Cycling Posters Delivered

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The UPS man dropped off a short run of the Ciclista poster, which I had printed on a nice recycled matte 13 pt. stock. While many of these will be given as gifts, a small amount will be available for sale soon…

EMC Cycling Poster

CyclingPosterBlog

Here’s a new poster as part of my effort to produce more personal work in ’09. I’ve always loved vintage cycling posters, and seeing as bike season is in full swing, I took a shot at creating my own. I’ve been in the market for a used Bianchi cyclocross bike, so that’s where the Italian theme and the color palette came from. I’ll be printing up a few for friends and family, and will be selling a limited amount as well.

There is a complete overhaul in the works for ethanmartincreative.com, and I’m planning to incorporate a small online store as part of the deal. It’s hard to make the time for personal work after client work when it’s so nice out though. The California summer is in full effect, but there are a few subtle signs that fall is on the way, so I’m doing my best to get out and enjoy it. There’s a reason why I live in the mountains, and right now I’m taking advantage as much as possible.

New Book

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I know this has been hyped all over the place but my copy of Corporate Diversity, Swiss Graphic Design and Advertising by Geigy just came in the mail today (unfortunately with a bent corner on the cover, but I get books to read them, not sit on the shelf). After a quick thumb through, there are some outstanding samples in this book, and I can’t wait to dive into it in detail. There’s also a lot more text than I was expecting, which is nice, I do feel like I get more out of a design book when I can read about the backstory. Straight up, picture-book design porn always leaves me feeling a little unsatisfied, but I guess that’s the nature of the beast.

PS: The image above was stolen from the excellent Grain Edit design blog. If you’re not familiar, you should definitely check it out.

New Work

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I just updated the site with a few new graphic design projects. I do have complete redesign in the works, although it might be a while… I’ve definitely got enough on my plate to keep me out of trouble for the near future.