Sunday, July 24, 2011

Warm Fuzzy Feelings for Comic Sans?

I just watched this stop motion short written by Mike Lacher and animated by Joe Hollier. A good laugh and frankly it makes you form a warm spot in your heart for Comic Sans, if that's what his personality really is like...

I'm Comic Sans, Asshole from joehollier on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Things I'm excited about this week...

  1. Justin's 30th birthday. Talk about an amazing year to wrap up 30 years of life with.
  2. State of Design Festival in Melbourne, especially the Art for Your Feet event.
  3. Making my very own tattoo to submit to, a site of well designed temporary tattoos for the commitment-phobe in all of us.
Customizing Melissa shoes...
My new favorite tattoo.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Who Wears Short Shorts?

I read about this ad campaign for Kiwi fashion chain Suprette, and thought it too funny not to re-post. As a designer I'm constantly looking for new ways and places to spread the word, never had I considered people's thighs fair game. Ad agency, DDB Auckland cleverly left indented plates on bus stops, mall seats and park benches leaving imprints on people's thighs who took a seatNow this is literally a walking billboard (pun intended).

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Face A Day

While browsing through Cargo Collective's featured sites I came across A Face A Day. Designed by an anonymous Vienna based Designer/Illustrator, AFAD features a daily illustrated portrait of a Viennese person. Every drawing is paired with beautifully hand-drawn type telling the viewer a bit about each character. Her/His portraits are so simple and beautiful that I'm instantaneously an admirer of this mystery illustrator :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ca-Phe and Near Heart Attacks

Hello my name is Yasmine and I get heart palpitations from drinking coffee, but while in Vietnam I formed a love/fascination with the country's coffee culture. Everyday along with millions of Vietnamese, I would visit whatever Cafe was close by; relax on a plastic stool or lounge chair and watch as my Ca-Phe slowly dripped into about a half cup of sweet condensed milk (yum!).

When I was leaving the country, I purchased about six or seven single cup filters, some Trung-Nguyen #5 coffee and illustrated a step by step guide for my friends and family to enjoy a little bit of my love for Vietnam.

Ca Phe Sua De Nong