Friday, November 27, 2009

beka goedde

Beka Goedde is a Brooklyn-based artist whose paintings employ etching, pencil, gouache and plaster gauze on panels to illustrate the movement and architecture of the city. Her images are at once geometric and organic; visions of the city as a growing, moving, living organism. You can see more here.

via But Does It Float

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

city market

City Market is a small grocery and deli in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. It's probably best known for the humorous sandwich board signs which regularly grace the sidewalk in front of the store. These witty signs have been delighting hill dwellers for years. I've been enjoying them myself since I moved to Seattle three years ago, but I only recently learned the identity of the artist behind them - City Market's manager Cain Morehead. Apparently the first sign was created on a whim and the tradition took off from there. This is just a sampling of a few personal favorites, but can see more at Moorehead's myspace and flickr pages.

Friday, November 13, 2009

rob tyler

My friend Rob Tyler, a Portland-based filmmaker, has been uploading some pretty amazing photos to his facebook page lately. These were all taken with his cell phone (I think he has an iphone app for the polaroid-esque borders) and they're pretty great. A testament to Chase Jarvis' maxim the best camera is the one that's with you.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

vintage books galore

So, I talked about one fabulous vintage book blog in this post a few months back, but I've recently run across a few more and had to share. I just can't get enough of these!

I came across UK Vintage's flickr collection via a post on Drawn! It's a fun collection of mostly pulpy paperback covers like this one:
A friend turned me onto A Journey Round My Skull a couple of months ago and I've since lost hours to it. Will (no last name shown) shows an extensive collection of book covers and interior illustrations, as well as other art and design, from all over the world. There's some really amazing stuff here - these are just a few of my favorites:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Well, once again it's been a bit longer than usual since my last post. I just started an internship which has changed my schedule quite a bit - I don't have as much free time as I used to. Excuses, excuses, I know. Anyway, I hope to get back into my once or twice a week posting routine now that I'm settling into my new schedule. I promised some photography a couple of weeks ago, and that is still in the works, but it's not quite ready yet. In the meantime, I've got some great vintage book design coming up tomorrow. Thanks for your patience!