Friday, April 25, 2008

Nerds in the wild & other curious creatures

I'm back! The recent beautiful weather here in New York has sparked some new designs. I had to take the cards outside to be photographed, any excuse to spend some time lounging in the grass.

This card is a little tribute to my plasma physics husband and his lovely retro glasses. It was printed in black ink with a touch of silver but it's hard to tell in the photograph.

This design has been waiting patiently to be printed now for months. I did a whole series of ocean life in this pointillist/color blindness test-inspired style. Keep an eye out for turtles, octopi, and crabs. :-)

This design goes out to my friend Danielle who, like me, spends way too many hours in front of her Mac. When you're spending most of your waking hours in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and the like, these two keys become embedded in your mind. To the extent that when you, say, drop a purseful of belongings in the subway, stub your toe, or ruin a set-up on your letterpress the first thing you think is "Apple + Z" as if you could go back a step and it'd all be okay. Unfortunately this doesn't work in real life.

What to say? Who doesn't like elephants? I think this card will be perfect for sharing with all the new parents out there – it definitely seems to be baby season on the farm and in my neighborhood.

Last, but not least, a design for the lovely & talented lady of Cicada Studio & Cicada Home, who it sounds is on a creative adventure of her own. I hope you approve! :-) This design was based off of a couple of public domain illustrations from a children's book.


Cicada Studio said...

I approve! I approve!!! And on top of that, my favorite animal of all time is the nobel elephant, so you've got twice my admiration. You need to promote these as mother's day cards!

Thanks so much for the mention, too!

Annie said...

Wow- you've been busy! The new designs look great.

Poppy Letterpress said...

Ooh, lots of new designs, and they all look great! Love apple-Z, what a great idea (I totally do that, too!). You've been keeping very busy.

cricket said...

Great designs! I love the sheep, so cute!

Livy said...

Haha. I liked the apple+z....I don't know how many times I've wished I could edit-undo in real life!