Thursday, December 24, 2009

happy happy joy joy

December has proven to be a very busy month for me. Between my job, my internship, and making cards and gifts I've barely had time to think, let alone blog. But I did want to take a moment to thank you for reading my blog in 2009, and to wish you all the best in the coming year. I'll be back in January, but I leave you with a little hand-drawn and collaged type I created for my Holiday card this year. See you in 2010!

Friday, December 4, 2009

novel package

During a recent shopping trip, I came across these lovely packages for A Rather Novel Collection perfumes at Anthropologie. I really like the juxtaposition of the organic line drawings with geometric shapes. There's a lot going on here, but the monochromatic color palette, minimal type treatment and generous negative space help to create a design that is eye-catching yet simple. I haven't been able to find any information about the design online, just this blurb from Anthropologie's site.
Not a travelogue, but a scent-o-logue: each fragrance in this edition was inspired by a different flavor of tea found in one of six global locales. Housed in book-like boxes, the titles of each are based on the tea's place of origin.
I'm tempted to buy the entire set just to display the boxes, and I don't even wear perfume. That Anthropologie really knows how to sell me things.