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Muttfest 2010 Poster

12 Jul

In honor of the “Barko de Mayo” theme of the Amarillo SPCA’s 2010 fundraiser, Muttfest, I created El Barko. He was seen around town on the poster, and looked fine on the fiesta-colored tshirts, too. Most of my poster projects are for non-profit events.

Barko de Mayo poster

Perpetual Calendar

2 Nov

Great idea for and execution of perpetual calendar. Reminds me to slow down and look at the everyday number and letter. I’m inspired!

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Beautiful Rugs by Guildcraft

10 Aug

Anyone interested in design and interiors should set aside some time to look at the Guildcraft Carpets site. Beautiful designs, ethical production practices. Colors? Rich and elegant. How does one choose?

These reference both the Arts & Crafts movement, and the Prairie Style developed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

See and download the full gallery on posterous

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Artful and fun playhouse

10 Aug

Sweet playhouse idea. This cardboard cottage is to be assembled and decorated with stickers. Add some paint, glitter, and other doo-dahs to really personalize it. What fun! I think I want one. Will say that the cat demanded it, but we’ll all know that’s not exactly true.

Check it out at FOKaL.
(Apologies for the repost. The photo didn’t attach the first time.)

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Rethinking the container

13 Jul

Refreshment and relaxation are not exactly the first things that come to mind when we see a freight container, but it could be time to cast a new eye on those big metal boxes. Macro|Sea creates swimming pools from containers. Big, bright, shiny, beautiful ones, installed in unconventional configurations and urban locales. Think of the custom color possibilities. See the installation on their site.

In keeping with their interests in tranforming the urban landscape, Macro|Sea is going to take on the strip mall. Please. Have at it. If the results are as refreshing as these pool installations, we’ll all feel better.