this week, we’re looking at jazz-themed design. doesn’t this menu for mexican nightclub, jazzatlán look like it’s straight out of great 60s album cover design? so swanky! see the spread at art of the menu.
this is a beautiful piece for a proposed specialty sub-label of blue note: blue note legend, a modern twist on traditional blue note style. see the whole identity system here, i love how the letters break up, like notes in the air.
one of many great typographic covers from penguin books by alan fletcher. i love the big, bold, overprint type. thanks to book worship for this find!
this year’s grammy nominations came in last week, and i’m happy to see terri lyne carrington’s all-female collaboration the mosaic project nominated for best jazz vocal album of the year. after esperanza spalding’s win last year, i’m hoping this album [which includes esperanza and my sister, gretchen] gets some big attention. this arrangement of i got lost in his arms by irving berlin is lovely!
my sister and i got our heads together and made you a very special holiday pack, including items designed by each of us. cozy into your super-soft tee or tank, warm up with a pot of tea and get into a thoughtful frame of mind for writing your holiday cards while listening to the lost and found. need more than 12 cards? order more in sets of 12 in the store. this package includes:
• 1 i heart gp tank [black or white, womens sizes] or tee [black only, mens sizes] of your choice
• 1 signed copy of the lost and found cd, named in npr’s best music of 2011
• 1 4oz bag of how we love loose tea: earl grey tea with rose petals and lavender [contains caffeine]
• 1 4oz bag of still loose tea: peppermint, lemon verbena, rose petals, lavender [herbal]
• 1 variety pack of 12 holiday cards from parlato design studio
the complete hp+gp holiday pack: $45 + postage standard shipping is $10.95 domestic, $27.95 to canada / mexico, and $45.50 international, in USD.
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this holiday special is available for one week only!
order anytime during the week of december 5 – december 9, 2011 [that’s until 11:59pm ET, december 9, 2011]; all orders will ship december 10 by priority mail. once it’s done, it’s done!
click on thumbnails above to see all options for tanks & tee.
how do you grab attention in a competitive job market? if you’re in one of the performing arts, compiling your best clips into a promotional reel as part of a mailing makes it easy for any prospects to see exactly what you do as soon as they receive it. as an addendum to his web site and youtube channel, conductor robert boardman contacted me to create a dvd in the same style as part of his intro kit mailing, for maximum exposure to music department decision makers. i was happy to help showcase his energy and personality to get him one step closer to connecting with his dream jobs.
owning the last week of the year, one day at a time.
here’s what i’m up to:
tuesday, december 28project blowed 10th anniversary showIt’s that time again! Celebrating their 16th year of history making Hip Hop, the world renown Underground Project Blowed crew will once again come together as only they can to create a night of styles, lyrics, big beats & the twisted word play. The Project Blowed Open-Mic workshop in Leimert Park is thee longest running Hip Hop open-mic on the planet.
friday, december 3, 7-10pmbeatnik bookster presents HI-FI FREE! Come view a selection of record cover art produced by graphic designers & artists from the 1960’s using primarily only the elements of color, shape and typography.
sunday, december 5, 5-10pmthe typographic joyride $20 for materials. carve a potato typeface, print a ransom note, watch a screening of typeface, have all kinds of fun!