Friday, December 31, 2010

emerald | daily logo design

emerald | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

This is not actually a logo of course, but I spent a while last night drawing and coloring it in illustrator and I'm pretty thrilled with how it turned out! It is an element in a logo design I'm working on...not sure if it will end up in the final design, but it's a nice graphic for my personal library at the very least. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

(art)see | daily logo design

Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

This was another submission to the Downtown Lawrence Art D(something) for the Final Friday events. The "logo" they chose is less a logo and more a repeated keystroke in Arial Narrow, but hey, the eye of the beholder and all that...who am I to define art...or design...

Maybe I'm just a sore loser, but first take a look at the "winner" :) lol :)


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

art@last | daily logo design

Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

2 for 1 today :)
I have posted this before, but I still like it :) It was for a local contest. All of my submissions lost. The design they did choose was not so much a design as someone let their grand kid loose in Word, but c'est la vie. It can bring up some negative feelings when the flags fly for final fridays, but you still have to appreciate the idea that art deserves time and reverence. It's just ironic that it wasn't considered when choosing a winning logo :)

pow pow | daily logo design

pow pow | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

Yeah, it's not necessarily great for the logo, but I like have a revolver in my vector library :) ...along with my other guns. It's fun, but it's another loser...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

it's sew easy | daily logo design

its's sew easy | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

This was not a winning design, though I did win the "It's Sew Easy" contest. They originally said NO NEEDLES...and someone commented as such on the finished contest (as if they can't change their minds). The winning design utilized a machine needle, not a hand sewing needle.

Friday, December 17, 2010

lit christmas tree (in place of daily logo design)

Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

Let's get lit!
This day is effed...from start to finish!
1 work train wreck after another...I got a lot done, I helped a lot of people. I discovered my own mistake and am in the process of rectifying it. And now it's been WAY overshadowed by another mistake of magnanimous proportions...and there's not a lot we can do...I'm not saying there maybe weren't things that could have been done earlier, but it's later now, not earlier and man...I'm spent just thinking about it...a nightmare!

I hope I get a positive answer in the next 5 or 10 minutes...cross your fingers, say a prayer if you're into that (for the record I'm not) but I might just say one too at this point.

In the meantime, enjoy the perfect little xmas tree I look forward to going home to! :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

esquire magazine | daily logo design

esquire magazine
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

I submitted 3 designs and they didn't specify in the communication which submittal they chose as a runner-up, but I'm guessing this one. It's the strongest, most transformative design I submitted. It sort of blows a hole in the existing paradigm :)

Esquire Magazine | 99designs logo contest

Exciting news! I entered a contest on 99designs held by an Esquire Magazine representative. The brief stated it was a call for designers to create a transformative logo for the Esquire brand. The winner would get $500 and their logo would be published in the February 2011 print publication. They would also pick runners-up who's designs would appear, with their names, in the permanent online gallery (and on their iPad app).


I think this is awesome :) The gallery probably doesn't go up until February 2011, but it's so freaking cool!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

filthEdesign business card design

filthEdesign business card design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

This is my latest business card. It's 1-sided, I print on a laser printer...keeping it simple for now.

LOLA Giant | filthEdesign booth

LOLA Giant | filthEdesign booth
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

My new laced into the frame pieces, triage, doily, 33 1/3, hoop can see cards to the left on the table and xerox transfer blocks and hanging ornaments to the right on the table. It was a great show with great women.

protection 1 | daily logo design

protection 1 | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

I really liked this for a while...strong, emphasis on the "1", eh...

A talented designer friend suggested the "1" started to look like a bracket instead of a 1...he's right...

Monday, December 13, 2010

protection one | daily logo design

protection one | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

This was early in the process...before we knew we wanted to change "one" to "1" but after we decided to incorporate the graphic, sonic, alarm, whatever element into the word mark...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

mogul mom | daily logo design

mogul mom | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

missed my daily logo design post yesterday...preparing for the LOLA Giant holiday sale today and tomorrow at Van Go Mobile Arts - if you're local Lawrence/KC area, stop by for some awesome indie, local, handmade shopping

Thursday, December 9, 2010

LOLA GIANT Vendor Profiles: Early Jewelry, Kylie Grater

Kylie Earlene Grater of Early Jewelry draws upon her rural upbringing on the great plains of Kansas as meditations for her natural style and the utilization of materials such as feathers, bone, wood, and leather. Early Jewelry established itself in 2004 as an independently owned and operated design company that is committed to the use and/or reuse of natural, sustainable and recyclable materials; all of which are incorporated into classic, everyday wear and one of a kind jewelry items.

The simplicity of rural life, the changing of the weather, and the cycles of planting, and harvesting have all influenced Grater’s approach to creating jewelry. Her close contact with these organic influences, in part, determines her materials.

Click here to read more about Kylie Earlene Grater and Early Jewelry at the LOLA Giant Holiday Sale Event

oshop | daily logo design

oshop | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

clean, simple, fresh logo design

someday someone is going to appreciate vector mint leaves :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

LOLA GIANT Vendor Profiles: Leek's Leathers, Jane Leek

Jane Leek began crafting in March 2010 after an apprenticeship in Tuscany with the Italian Leather Smith, Stefano Parrini. Her fledgling company, Leek's Leather, specializes in handmade leather bags, wallets, sandals, belts, pouches, necklaces, and custom-made items such as, leather bras and marsupial packs.

"Everything I make is designed, cut, assembled, and sewed by hand. The labor and attention I put into this work repays me in multiple ways," Leek said. "It allows me to be creative and to grow through that creativity, to engage in an ongoing dialogue between myself and the world."

Click here to learn more about Jane Leek of Leek's Leathers, another hot vendorat the LOLA Giant holiday gift sale. Buy Indie, Buy Local, Buy Handmade.

heavenly tart | daily logo design

heavenly tart | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

This was meant to represent female bits. I think it was too subtle for the client as they thought it looked too much like an onion :) Might have been stronger in pink, but I was going for a little more leather and whips than the client was :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

LOLA GIANT Vendor Profiles: Stitchees, Kristen Kinsch

Kristen Kinsch began crafting sock monkeys in 2008, then branched out to other animals. From there, her handmade creations have turned into her company, Stitchees. Crafting each piece from found, purchased or reconfigured materials, Kinsch says that each piece is as unique as each individual.

"Give me a pair of your favorite socks or some socks that your child has outgrown," she said, "and I will make them into a keepsake softy friend."

Click here to read more about Kristen Kinsch and the LOLA Giant holiday gift sale December 11 & 12, Lawrence, KS

nirvana energy drink | daily logo design

nirvana energy drink | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

Sunday, December 5, 2010

bueprint brandr | daily logo design

bueprint brandr | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

This is my 3rd win on the 99designs site (yay!)...the brief was interesting and while it's not my personal style, there are things about it I appreciate :)

lifestyle grannyflats | daily logo design

lifestyle grannyflats | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

I don't love this got 5 stars in the contest, but I was catering too much to what the client wanted and not giving it the thought it really deserved...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

filthEdesign originals for sale at LOLA Giant

• dress ornaments, $4
• hand-printed greeting cards, $3
• 33 1/3 rpm 4x6 framed, signed prints, $20
• embroidery hoop dresses, $40
• 24x24 laced prints, $100
• 12x12 laced prints, $200
• unframed, school-work alphabet series, $10
• caulk transfer wood blocks, $5
• unframed dress prints 8x10, $25
• unframed dress prints 5x7, $20
• triage dress prints framed 9x12, $30
• triage dress prints framed 12x15, $40
• dress prints framed 6x6, $40
• caulk transfer mosaic 14x14, $65
• framed doily 12x12, $35

LOLA GIANT Vendor Profiles: Q to M, Quinn Morris

Quince to Marmalade is a vintage textile and original print design studio that sells vintage fabric for use and inspiration in apparel and home decor. The business is co-owned by Morris, who is based in Kansas and her long-time friend and business partner, Marjorie Cox, who is based out of New York. Morris' job is unearth vintage textiles, which includes a bit of travel. Cox, a textile designer by trade, designs original prints and shows their collections by appointment. In addition, Morris' husband, Jeromy, has played a large part in the execution of the brand and their online presence.

For LOLA GIANT Morris is showing under the name Q to M, a division of Quince to Marmalade. It is a different focus for Morris where she is able to utilize the leftovers from larger projects and create something new and useful.

Click here to read more about Q to M and the LOLA Giant Holiday Art & Craft Sale at Van Go Mobile Arts December 11 & 12

deal architecture | dailly logo design

deal architecture | dailly logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

I am pretty happy with this one...the client hates it...

Friday, December 3, 2010

LOLA GIANT Vendor Profiles: Molly Murphy

From Kansas to Amsterdam, Molly Murphy’s intricate paintings, graphite and pen and ink drawings, predominantly of the female form or aspects of it, dissect what it is to be a woman. Murphy often delves into the dark spaces which society often chooses to ignore while showing the beauty in everything.

“It is a thin line we walk between grotesque and delicate, and so often i go tumbling from one to the other that the notion of duality is not just natural, but necessary.”

Click here to read more about Molly Murphy, her artwork and her part in helping to create LOLA

Mark your calendars: LOLA Giant Art & Craft Show & Sale - Holiday Shopping: Buy Local, Buy Indie, Buy Handmade

The Chocolate Ribbon | daily logo design

The Chocolate Ribbon
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

Another 99designs logo contest where I was the bridesmaid...never the bride :) c'est la vie...2nd place...loser...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dress Ornaments | LOLA Giant Art Sale

Dress Ornaments | LOLA Giant Art Sale
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

They are origami dresses with an eyelet for the string to hang on your tree or mantle or to decorate holiday gifts. They are accessorized with a fancy swirl of a paperclip that acts as a belt or brooch

LOLA Giant December 11 & 12 Holiday Shopping: Buy Indie, Buy Handmade, Buy Local

LOLA GIANT Vendor Profiles: Leslie Kay, Handprinted Goods & Garments

Leslie Kay Handprinted Goods & Garments
by Leslie Kuluva

Motivated by nostalgia, humor and the things that connect the Earth’s creatures, Leslie Kuluva has been creating for “a zillion” years. Making hand printed tees, undies, onesies, neckties, various types of bags, greeting cards, prints, drawings and more, Kuluva’s company, Leslie Kay, Handprinted Goods & Garments even finds time to create special orders!

Click here to find out more about Leslie Kay Handprinted Goods & Garments

And don't forget to mark your calendars for the best holiday shopping in the Midwest: December 11 & 12 at VanGo Mobile arts in Lawrence, KS!

pow! pow! | daily logo design

pow! pow! | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

It's simple and possibly even tired in the comic book realm, but this was "Pizza On Wheels" - POW :) I thought it was striking and memorable and the generation that goes out to bars and then needs to fill up on grease and carbs would respond to the comic book reference :) ahhh, well...another loser...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

LHS Mens Swimming Impact Newcomer: John Eakes

LHS Winter Sports - probably the first of many write-ups in the paper :) eh, biased mom, but he's a smart and talented kid young man :)

LOLA GIANT Vendor Profiles: Good Dog! Biscuits & Treats

Dianne Huggins for Lawrence Community Shelter

In 2006, Good Dog! Biscuits & Treats was created as a job training program for homeless people living at the Lawrence Community Shelter. Employees earn a living wage, pay taxes, learn a trade, experience workplace problems and successes, participate in board meetings. In short, everyone is involved in all aspects of Good Dog! Staff and volunteers are proud to say that in the last four years 16 people have moved from homelessness to housing and jobs outside the homeless community.

Click here to read more about Good Dog! and the Lawrence Community Shelter. Pretty awesome thing going on here...

unused proof, owl design | daily logo design

unused proof | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

This is still one of my favorites. Started by outlining my owl linoleum block and then just tweaking and redrawing it in illustrator. I'm considering submitting the owl & branch to Threadless, but haven't yet....

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

LOLA GIANT Vendor Profiles: Sweetcakes by Layla McEniry

Layla McEniry has been running Sweetcakes in Lawrence, KS for the last few years after working in the restaurant/bakery industry off and on for 15 years.

Sweetcakes makes cakes, cupcakes and other tempting goodies for occasions of all kinds. You will never find over-the-top fondant covered cakes at Sweetcakes as Layla prefers using all-natural, local and organic ingredients in her delicious creations.

Layla was born in Oshkosh, WI and spent the first five years of her life touring state parks with her hippie parents in a yellow VW bus. They settled in Lawrence and Layla is proud to call herself a townie! She is married and raising a teenager daughter.

Click here to read more about the awesome Layla McEniry and her bakery business, Sweetcakes

brooke rodd | daily logo design

brooke rodd | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

another a 99designs logo design contest... :)

Flower Blox (tulip-detail)

Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

This is comprised of 16 blocks of pine wood that are 3.5" x 3.5" and adhered together in a 14" x 14" mosaic of xerox caulk photo transfers, I took the image one spring and manipulated it in photoshop to make the red pop nad the green deep. There are translucent areas in the caulk that show the wood - it's kind of hard to explain :)

But it has a really rich look to it, the caulk sounds like a weird medium, but it's so cool - there are imperfections due to the caulk and the handmade nature of the piece, but they add to the overall piece.

You can see more shots in my filthEdesign Etsy shop.

Monday, November 29, 2010

post it note dress sample w/sketch

post it note dress sample
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

This is a test/sample for the origami dresses I plan to make for holiday ornaments for the LOLA Giant Holiday Art Sale December 11 & 12. I will make them larget than a post-it note :) and then print the handcarved linocut blocks on the skirt - gun, target, biohazard symbol, birdcage, egg beater, stove top burner, etc :) very excited to get to work on them!

But alas, the day job owns me for quite a few more hours....

EDIT: Image was removed due to economy of space on my Flickr page...I will be posting an image of the ornament dresses that will be for sale at the LOLA Giant Indie, Handmade, Local Art Fair & Sale December 11 & 12, Lawrence, KS

New Listing on Etsy | framed and ready to hang

Click on the image to go to the Etsy listing for this print. Shop Etsy and the filthEdesign shop for Cyber Monday

Pacific Pool Service | daily logo design

Pacific Pool Service | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

I feel like this is sort of a retro Vegas sign kinda feel, but they went with a more web 2.0 splashy look.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

LOLA Giant Vendor Profile:: New Flight Apparel, Molly Crook

Born and raised outside of Fremont, Nebraska, Molly Crook moved to Lawrence to acquire her BA in Visual Communications (graphic design), and moved back to Lawrence, her “favorite little place on Earth”, after six years in Dallas, Texas, in 2004.

Crook’s company, New Flight, makes beautiful, one-of-a-kind garments for men, women and children, as well as accessories, out of recycled fabrics.

Click here to read more about Molly Crooks and New Flight Apparel

Another great vendor who will be selling awesome holiday gifts at the LOLA Giant art sale December 11 & 12 at Van Go Mobile Arts. Buy Indie, Buy Local, Buy Handmade

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Oshop | daily logo design

Oshop | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

The only feedback the contest holder had to offer was "read the brief"...and this was after I read the brief and said in my comments I'd read the brief.... The designs fit the briefs (as they were written/edited)...they may not have liked the designs, but "read the brief" is not helpful feedback - try telling me why you don't think they fit the brief...because if I think they do and explain why and you think they don't but explain nothing, then YOU have a communication issue, dear contest holder....have I mentioned I shouldn't do design contests :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

LOLA Giant Vendor Profile: filthEdesign by Emily Eakes

Working from her home studio in Lawrence, Emily Eakes crafts "hand-carved, hand-printed, hand-embroidered, signed and ready to hang original artworks for the 21st century woman." Subtle and subversive, Eakes' work combines traditional printmaking with images of stereotypical "women's work" to create thought-provoking home decor pieces.

"I'm inspired by culture and by the notion that what for some is bad and wrong, for others is good and normal," Eakes said. "I like making beautiful things that are subtly subversive."

Click here to read the rest of my profile, filthEdesign aka Emily Eakes

vue group | daily logo design

vue group 2
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

this was turning the "e" into a stylized "eye" - it was an early contest...i think i've learned a lot and grown a lot as a designer and illustrator since...I think I could do a better riff on this design now.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

John is going to Japan!!!!

So excited! John applied, was interviewed and accepted as 1 of the 20 delegates for the Hiratsuka, Japan Sister City exchange program thought the City of Lawrence!!! They will be going during the Tanabata Festival in 2011 for a total of 10 days and then 2 weeks later we will host 2 Japanese exchange students for 5 days :) I'm so proud and a little jealous! :)

brooke rodd | daily logo design

brooke rodd | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

I missed Wednesday, but here's a logo for Thursday :)

Happy Thanksgiving!