Archive for the ‘Design’ Category
Noise for the Needy has maintained a variety of satellite-themed logos over the years, and as I sat down to design my 2011 poster I thought I’d keep with the space theme and create an homage to my favorite space craft, the space shuttle. Having grown up in Florida, I got to see a lot of shuttle launches (sadly including the Challenger launch). The most amazing launch I ever saw was on a clear, moonless night. We walked down to the beach, looked south into the darkness until the sky was filled with an amazing glow lighting up the sky. Wow. According to NASA’s website, the final launch of the Shuttle program is scheduled for June 28. I promise it’s worth a trip to Florida, even in June. (This photo was taken on the beach just down the street from my Mom’s house).
Noise for the Needy, a Seattle-based nonprofit that raises money for charitable causes through the production of live music shows. This year’s proceed will benefit Real Change, a reader-supported social enterprise that combines quality news, fearless social justice advocacy and non-judgemental, low-barrier employment opportunities for Seattle’s low-income and homeless people.
I recently had the pleasure of designing a book for Mike Hipple who is both a great friend and an amazing photographer. A little more than a year ago he began the “Dailies” project to try to reconnect on a daily basis with his passion for capturing images. He and I have talked about working on a book together in the past, but unfortunately the impetus for this particular project was not a happy circumstance. Mike is being sued by Jack Mackie, the sculptor responsible for the bronze dance steps that line the sidewalks on Broadway for copyright infringement and the proceeds from this book will go to his legal defense fund. Click here to read more about the case and if you’re feeling generous, to donate to the fund. And, if you’re in Seattle, please come to the fundraiser that’s happening at the Sunset Tavern on July 22nd. There will be a silent auction and great music provided by Jupe Jupe and Chadwick. Good times!
The book itself was really fun and challenging to put together. With nearly 400 images to choose from and only 40 pages to fill it was really difficult to narrow the images down. Some of the pages are arranged by color, some by theme, some by… well, you’ll just have to buy a copy and find out!
For the past 4 or 5 years I’ve been donating my poster design skills to Noise for the Needy, a Seattle-based nonprofit that raises money for charitable causes through the production of live music shows. This year’s NFTN proceeds will go to benefit Teen Feed, which serves over 11,000 meals each year to over 600 homeless youth in the Seattle area. If you live in Seattle you should check out some shows! The festival runs June 10th to the 13th. I’ll definitely be at the C’est la Mort/Jupe Jupe/Chadwick show on the 12th at the Mars Bar. Hope to see you there!
I intended this blog to be about all of my hand-made art and similar pursuits, but once in a while I get to work on a really fun project that takes me back to why I took up design in the first place. This is a poster I designed for an Independent short film being produced locally. My friend Sean is the producer, so I’ve been enlisted to help with various programs and posters and whatnot in exchange for being his date to the Oscars when they get nominated in the Best Short Film category. (a girl can dream!)