2015 Pattern Calendar

Calendar PreviewPre-orders for my 2015 Pattern Calendar are here! These wall calendars are a perfect gift for a family, friend, or even yourself. To ensure you are able to pick one up, be sure to order by November 7th.

I will be selling copies from this run in stores in the Southern New Hampshire area, so keep an eye out for announcements of where you can pick one up in person.

Head on over to my etsy store, Three Pea Design, and grab one today 🙂

Work Posters

Another semester is coming to a close, and I have officially finished my work for the school year at my first design-related job. I’m really looking forward to doing posters again next year for the Music Department and having more fun with what I’m doing. Here is a roundup of posters I did this semester:

New portfolio site is also on the way… should be done and live in the next few weeks!

Moonstruck

Last week some members of the Design Club took a trip to Moonstruck Press, a local letterpressing studio. It was quite an experience, one that made me wish that I had access to this type of machinery because I would be setting and printing type ALL THE TIME!

We got to see drawers upon drawers of type and images. The cases, type and machines were several of hundreds of years old. There was also a interesting mix of metal and wood type in many sizes. Along with being able to see how metal type was set and being able to do it ourselves, we got to see and use a Ludlow Typograph. With a Ludlow Typograph, you can create lines of metal type and print it. Something like that would be useful if you were going to be printing the same word or sentence over and over again. The beauty of this is also that once you no longer need it, you can throw it back into the pot of lead and once its melted you can reuse it! We also got to use Thermographic printing, which creates a shiny and raised look to the type.

I learned also that there is a Museum of Printing in Andover, MA which I think would make an awesome trip for the design club next year. If I could make it out to Wisconsin, I would love to visit the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.

Being able to see all this was an amazing experience. It is one thing to know that printing presses were used hundreds of years ago to create printed materials, but it is another thing to actually see it. Being able to see how everything works, and being able to create something yourself is amazing. If anyone ever has an opportunity to do this should take advantage of it. Here are the three variations that I ended up printing (click for larger view!):

Time Flies…

My oh my how I have been slacking on this. I cannot believe how quickly this semester has gone by already… Class picking started this week and I picked my classes on Monday. I picked classes for my first semester of senior year. How scary a sentence is that? Scary but exciting all at once.

I promise to update this soon with all the stuff I’ve been up to lately. School work, a few side projects and work has sucked me into its whirlwind and spit me out only to realize that we have about 4 weeks + a week of finals left. It seems like a fair amount, but I know it will go by so quickly with all the work that needs to be done. I am also working on completely updating my portfolio website, so that will be another awesome thing that I will be posting about as this year winds down.

I have been looking for lots of blogs to add to my google reader and upon doing so, I found this amazing short film that I want to leave you with. It is called “Solipsist” by Andrew Thomas Huang and I found it at booooooom.

Until next time…

DIYX-Mas

Hope everyone had a Happy Holidays and a great start to their 2012. This Christmas I made a lot of home made gifts for my friends and family. Some presents that I made that I was particularly happy with was a group of photographs that I transferred onto wood. I found the tutorial here and I am very glad that I happened upon it.

This was a really nice and quick craft idea that I was able to make and is something that I will definitely experiment more with in the future for myself and other presents. I encourage you all to try it!

Thanks for reading!

Work Posters

It has been a busy past few weeks! The semester is almost coming to a close, which means lots of work to be pumping out! Here are the final three posters for the KSC Music Department that I’ve made for this semester (click on image to enlarge):