Monday, June 27, 2011

More Frinton Press

Thanks, Frinton Press, for choosing my design as part of your awesome new line of screen printed wrapping papers!  The new photos look really great.  You can check them out on the Frinton Press blog, here.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Frinton Press Me + You

Image care of Frinton Press
Hello, hello,

I'm in New York this week, going to museums and hanging out with old friends and tracking down some art directors with the help of a SCAD prof., and generally having a good time.  Tonight there is a free Andrew Bird concert in Brooklyn that should be pretty great.

I'm not going to be able to make very much this week (except writing my thesis proposal, if that counts, which is the reason I'm in the lovely Outpost eating sammies and using internets).  But, I am excited to say that my Fishbird design was accepted by the Frinton Press Me + You contest for artsy screen printed wrapping paper.  Each design that was chosen was paired with a second design; I was paired with illustrator Andrew Walker who made some crazy kaleidoscope naked ladies.  You can see the finished prints here.

For this honor I receive a roll of each of the finished wrapping papers, so watch out friends with upcoming birthdays.  Naked-lady-fishbirds are coming your way.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

B-17 Chocolate Bar

Tomorrow is the last day of school!  Before my brain goes totally soggy for summer, here's a package design mock up I just finished (digitally).  This design is still in the comp phase, but here's a look at where it's heading.

If you take an undergraduate elective as a grad student, you're sometimes asked to do an extra project, so for Type and Image we're redesigning the B-17 Chocolate Bar packaging.  B-17 is actually pretty cool--it's a bar of dark chocolate pressed into the inner seed of an apricot kernel (the soft bit inside the pit), which are thought to help prevent cancer.  As someone who has breast cancer in her family, I'm really liking the idea of preventing it with chocolate.  (Read more about amygdalin here.)  Best of all, B-17 is really in real life looking for a new box design, so who knows, maybe this will be in grocery store near you someday.