From the archives. Rough comps from an internal sales game for the brokers of a medical supplies company.
Its purpose? To test just how well their team knows about the company’s products. Every year a different theme, this particular year being gnomes.
I just gnome you’re going to love these. (Sorry, had to.)
Inspired by the popular sub-culture of gnome cross-stitching (who knew?).
Created at a small scale (pixel-by-pixel) in Illustrator, then rasterized and brought into Photoshop to be paired with a digital font and sized appropriately.
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My friends over at Spaceland sent me the finalized beer cozies I had designed
back in August 2009. I never thought these babies would see the light of day!
I’m pretty excited about it – as a designer, sometimes I get to comp up really fun ideas that never
get pushed to production. To see these in real life is amazing; what makes this even better though,
is that they were distributed at SXSW 2013.
Coming soon, a well-deserved photoshoot for these -
But for now, here they are, in 3 colors:
And, for the sake of nostalgia, I also dug up the original comps:
Now this is a little old, but I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the process and method behind The Kitchen & The Garden Patch. (For those who don’t know, this is the cookbook I wrote and designed as part of a personal project back in 2010.) You can see the final designs here.
Here are some of the original scanned drawings that were used as part of the artwork on the final design:
Cover after being composited. Before & After cleanup:
Here is some of the inspiration for the colors and design of TK&TGP:
A couple of early comps:
And the final design (see more here):
my husband had the wonderful idea that we should create a photo album with a picture for every state we have been in together.
so i found this cute album a the thrift store
created a color-coded labeling system by time zone
and put a color-coded sticker label on each photo slot (one per state)
the pages are double sided too, so it opens up into a nice spread
and room for some countries too (see: St. Maarten and Victoria, B.C.)
we have many more states to visit
but we decided to take our time
maybe this will be completed when we’re old & gray