Tag Archives: Design

Print design shines!

24 Aug

Print design shines!

Thanks to The Paper Mill Store for featuring my work on their Graphic Design Showcase. They chose to spotlight the Design Planner I designed for Trilogy Pools.

Trilogy Design Planner by Tomato Graphics

Trilogy Design Planner by Tomato Graphics

Design Planner for Trilogy Poo

Betsey Johnson continues to inspire me

16 Aug

Betsey Johnson continues to inspire me

Love the enduring individuality of Betsey! As a college student and budding artwear designer, she was among my favorite, and most inspiring, designers. I still have some of the Alley Cat pieces I scored at the time. Her work was always fun, brave and energetic, and even though I’ve all but retired my sewing machine and migrated to graphic design, I’m still inspired.

Girl just wants to have fun, and I hope I’m having this much fun at 68, and beyond. Brava!

Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson

http://www.colourlovers.com/fashion/blog/2010/08/16/betsey-johnsons-colorful-career

Women Only: Folk Art by Women

22 Jul

Women Only: Folk Art by Women

Wish I were walking in the door of the American Folk Art museum today. The current exhibit, Women Only: Folk Art by Female Hands, looks wonderful. When looking back at the naive, outsider art of untrained creative women I’m always pleased to see that needlework is considered Art. It seems to be marginalized now, set aside in the stepchild category of “craft” and looked down upon as a lesser means of expression. Beauty of color, design, and execution come in many forms.

Woman in Veil

Woman in Veil

Art Inspired Outfits

20 Jul

Delightful interpretations of popular artists’ style and color palettes in stylish and fun outfits. As a former artwear designer, I’m loving this take on clothing design. No matter the era in which the work was created, the composition is contemporary. Delicious use of color!

Art Inspired Outfits III

From Sweet and Offbeat by Georgina.

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

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