As designers today, we are tethered to our computers. We click, key commands, scan and distort but we rarely play. So, we took a break last Thursday to explore without deadlines or purpose – completely raw, random, lo-fi creativity. We gathered in the parking lot using the sun as our ink. What we made were (...Read More)
Each day brings a new cast of characters through the doors of Mitre. Not just the folks who work here, but clients, friends, neighbors, the UPS guy, or most often—the children of Mitre employees. Their ages range from 2 to 16 years old, but one thing is common– they all love to create things while they are here. We love having them visit and (...Read More)
When I first met Clark Whittington about 11 years ago, he was in search of artists to share in his idea of selling artwork through old cigarette vending machines. Clark had come up with a plan to take old, discarded cigarette vending machines and turn to them into miniature customized (...Read More)
Not much can be said about these things. They only came about because I love the look of etched machinery. Knowing I wanted to do something with these machine images, I started using them in collages. In a search for more machine parts, I ran across anatomy etchings. Perfect! Combined the two, creating… well, I don’t know what they are, (...Read More)
These photos document my late night adventure of converting an Audubon Calender into a set of postcards.
First re-appropriate vintage wallpaper designs, mash up, rotate, repeat and color as needed. Check that your inkjet printer is functional/filled; if not (and you’re as thrifty as myself) break out the (...Read More)
Designers seem to have an obsession of collecting objects which most likely feeds their hunger to find inspiration. I read in How Magazine that “83% of designers said they collect at least one thing (usually more), from toys to thimbles to teapots.”
My obsession is vintage branding and advertising. I love to collect anything (...Read More)