Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Have my prayers been answered?

As an illustrator and graphic designer, I sometimes find myself quite frustrated when trying to translate my sketches to digital comps. That's why today I was extatic to see Wacom's launch of the Inkling. A pressure sensitive pen which you can pair with any sketch pad to create/transfer hand sketches into vector art.

I was expecting the price of the Inkling to be astronomical only to find out that it will be running for $199USD! What a steal, I can't wait for it's mid September launch.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Food from the Orient Poster

I rarely put up any of my design work on the blog, but this poster had two things which I really enjoyed working on: food and hand crafted type. I tried to tie in some of the main ingredients in Yemenite and Indian cuisine to create an ingredient font.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


While browsing, I came across the work of The Etch-A-Sketchist. An artist who solely works the etch a sketch knobs. Makes me want to go out and buy one, as I would love to see some Etch-A-Type work done :)

Bob Ross
Bob Ross!

Bob Dylan

Chewbacca and Han Solo
Chewy & Han Solo

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Chalk It Up

I always marvel at chalk board signs at cute cafés and restaurants, and wonder who has hand writing so controlled that they can draw beautiful type with probably the yuckiest feeling substance in your hand (chalk is too dry for hands).

Yesterday while browsing various illustration and design blogs, I came across these gems.  Dana Tanamachi, a Brooklyn based designer and chalk artist created these lovely type illustrations for Nagging Doubt Viognier in B.C., Canada. Her process was made in to several time-lapse videos, which you can watch below...

Nagging Doubt Viognier from Dana Tanamachi on Vimeo.

Nagging Doubt "The Pull" from Dana Tanamachi on Vimeo.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Cà Phê for All

So excited today to see my Vietnamese milk coffee recipe posted on Recipe Look. Check it out!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Art for Your Feet

Last week I was fortunate enough to participate in the State of Design festival's Art for Your Feet event. Obüs who sponsored the day in their CBD boutique supplied Melissa Fontessa shoes to each participant, along with a wide array of fabric samples, scissors, sharpies and even googly eyes to customize the shoes.

The store was packed with 20 participants churning out some truly awesome designs. Below are some photos from the event; big thanks to Obüs for providing such a creative environment and letting a girl without a reservation participate.

Now I'm off to go pick up my customized Melissa's and maybe buy a pair of fuchsia socks at their store :)

Looking in to Obüs
Obüs store front designed by Shayli Harrison

Working hard, hour 1.

Melissa Mocassins
My favorite design of the day, Melissa Moccasins.

Home Street Home
Beautiful hand drawn type.

Rain makes me Sleepy Shoes
A close-up of my design, a sleepy eyed bootie for cloudy days.