Monday, January 31, 2011

Laura Crosta’s Thought Balloons | Beautiful Decay

Laura Crosta’s Thought Balloons

Click the link above to see the photography. Pretty interesting...I think it's something my friend Heather of CameraKarma would like...both because of the photography and because of the conceptual approach.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

backyard farmers | daily logo design


backyard farmers | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

Can't remember if I posted this one already. It was inspired by the notion of the political...referencing Obama's logo for the 2008 campaign. Backyard Farmers is not necessarily about changing the world, but it's still a bit of a social message.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kansas landscape


Kansas landscape
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

new camera app, have only started to figure it out :)

to do list #1039 (or so...)

• Pick up art from the Sabatini Gallery in t-town
• Photograph my work for the filthEdesign Studio fire sale
• Add Excalibur rehearsal dates to my iCal for the rest of the semester
• Ask off for swim meet dates, and just general time off
• Get quotes back on M. Boyer business cards
• Talk to David tonight re: his website
• Work on more BailOz drawings
• Start sending TPS graphics to the programmer
• Mock-ups for NoD
• Apply to Lawrence Art Guild's Art in the Park fair
• Do SOMEthing on my website, gallery, redirect, something...
• Piece for the KCAI art & design auction
• Talk to Starbucks about hanging more art
• Wii Fit every day
• Consume less calories, fat, carbs
• Pay off Japan trip
• Pay CJHS
• Sears batteries
• Ace Gutters
• Tires for the Fit + get the Volvo running again
• Sell ruckus - buy macbook
• Pick-up John's glasses

ivf connections | daily logo design


ivf connections | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

Fertility has never been an issue in my world, unless it's the issue of being too fertile. I have only love for and zero regrets regarding my only biological offspring...but if I were to have any more kids, they'd be adopted, no doubt. And I've never had trouble getting pregnant so I can't imagine what it's like to want something so bad and not be able to have it...but I also never planned on being a parent so there's a whole lot about an IVF scenario that I can't imagine...I'm sympathetic, but I am also a big believer in family is what you make it. I don't think biology has much to do with it at all...

AAAAAAaaaanyway :) this is a losing logo design for a 99 designs contest and my sister (mother of twins) said that the idea of 3 may not resonate so well with IVF seeking folks...I can definitely see that and it was really more about the cuteness of the peas than the notion of triplets! :) ah well, can't win 'em all :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

neon of dallas | daily logo design


neon of dallas | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

Just messing around here....the client already has a logo they love. Would have to come up with something 10 times more stunning to even get them to think of switching...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Happy Valentines Day | Etsy Exclusive

It's a xerox caulk transfer onto wood - yeah, say it out loud :) it has a real luxurious quality to the surface and it's just pretty...and red! :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

heart strings | happy valentines day

Don'tcha wanna buy this for your lover?



click on the image to go to the Etsy listing

BailOz (final) | daily logo design


BailOz (final) | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

Start-up company, that will release it's product in spring. Pretty cool deal...I met the two women who are the creators through a great friend and it's been a cool experience working with them. I hope they are super successful and I hope I can continue to contribute to that success :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

bailoz | daily logo design


bailoz | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

This was another proof I liked, but what they chose for the final design really fits the company, the product and the culture.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wii Fit Plus - do you use it?

Anybody out there use a Wii Fit for an actual workout schedule? With health and weight loss in mind as the goal? This Midwestern Snowpocalypse is killing me! Add that on top of a December that was spent with a ridiculous sickness...and I need to workout! I was solidly running (using the term loosely but still) 25-30 miles a week. And since Thanksgiving I've maybe run a total of 8 miles...and I am not in a position to join a gym, plus they're just not practical. One reason I like running is because the only equipment you need is a pair of good shoes....and really, good is subjective. But I guess that isn't entirely true since I have shoes but I'm not running. Anyway, just want to hear from people who genuinely use the Wii Fit for exercise...

bailoz proof | daily logo design


bailoz proof | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

This was one of a set of five concepts I shared with my client. They didn't choose it, but I love it :) There are a lot of faceted fonts out there, but I'm particularly loving Gotham these days (I know so is everybody else) so I faceted it myself and used coloring based on my emerald design posted a few weeks ago.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sexy, Erotic Valentines Day Gift: Fishnet Stockings



Handmade, hand-printed, matted, signed, framed, ready to hang linoleum block print. Hot, sexy, erotic, black & white with a vintage feel - some great woman would really appreciate this gift. Click image to go to the Etsy listing or contact me directly to arrange purchase. Paper is heavyweight archival printmaking paper.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

filda tires | daily logo design


filda tires | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

oh, ya know...giving 99 designs a try again. i got cocky with the freelance work i've been doing. but the reality is, a creative brief that you can work on WITH the client and a back and forth to develop the design is not something that a contest site can provide. and then of course you're dealing with people who don't know how to talk about design or what they want or like or don't like in design terms so you get feedback like "not what we're looking for".....um...okay, gonna give me a clue as to what you ARE looking for then? will it occur to them that if no one is providing anything close to what they want that maybe it's their brief and inability to communicate that is the problem...not the designers? though at some point someone will stumble up on it, supply the magic "right answer" and they'll feel vindicated for all the non-feedback they gave...oh well, know thyself i guess, i should NOT be doing contests! :D

Saturday, January 15, 2011

TRX I - v3 | daily logo design


TRX I - v3
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

This was a later iteration that I really liked. The business name is TRX Integration and the "i" of integration is literally integrated into the X in addition to all the letters that form the graphic being integrated together to for a strong graphic. I can also see it's a little too abstract for most and I think it would take a strategic marketing team to really make the brand :) regardless, it's a nice one for my portfolio :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Etsy Treasury : Net Worth


Etsy Treasury : Net Worth
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

Click here to view the Etsy Treasury with links and comments

My hand carved, hand printed linoleum block print was included in this sexy treasury on Etsy - second row down, second from the left :)

TRX I - final | daily logo design


TRX I - final
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign


This is the final logo for the end client. I'm pretty happy with it - nice complimentary colors, web 2.0 look without being too slick...

I can't wait to see what the web site looks like :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

violet


violet
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

This is what the youngest kid in the room looks like at 2nd xmas when it's not her turn to open a present :)

Holiday Hat Trick | daily logo design


Holiday Hat Trick | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

This is 2 of 2 - the sales manager really wanted to reference Cat in the Hat :) I'm not sure it actually relates, but I do think it's fun. And it set a great tone for the flyers developed based on the logo for the contest rules and reporting.

Monday, January 3, 2011

A & S


A & S
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

My nephews at second xmas at my brother's house in blue springs, mo. They are my sister's kids though :) She has 2 boys and my brother has 2 girls. They were recovering from sickness, but they are the prime age for all things xmas :) cute stuff :) Their mom is like 5'10" and their dad is like 6'5" and at 6 years old they are the size of an average 9 year old - they are big boys :) We were informed after the fact that one of them had lice at the time of celebration! My husband shaves his head so he has nothing to worry about and I do think that John and I were spared...but I still get a case of itchy head when I start thinking about it.

Last time I had lice I was 20 and had about 4 feet of hair down to past my ass, I had to move it as to not sit on it...crazy I had hair that long. Crazier still that I didn't cut it the hell off when I had lice in college! But no, I used 3 bottles of the RID lice shampoo and spent over 2 hours combing my lice ridden locks. Seems especially ridiculous now that I start to complain of needing a haircut when my hair gets over about 2 or 3 inches long :) I'm much cuter with short hair too :D

TRXI | daily logo design


TRXI | daily logo design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

This is my update to my husbands design...it's basically his My tweaks were minor, but i LOVE the play of the letters. it would be a rare rare client that would love this for their identity, but I'd like to work for the client that would! :)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

the cool school


john
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

3 + 7 + 6 + 7 + 25 = what we santa paid
13 + 15 + 25 + 40 + 45 = retail (before clearance & coupons)
christmas presents...we had/have less discretionary income this year than in any xmas past...but we shopped clearance and used every relevant coupon and deal available to us... and ended up giving the boy a pretty awesome xmas morning :)

wreath ala readymade magazine


wreath ala readymade
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

Ever since I had half my thyroid removed, I've been taking a daily medication, plus sicknesses, and a cool ready made contest submittal inspired Jason to create this :) soooo much plastic in the world but at least here it looks good :)

The pill bottle was designed by Milton Glaser's studio, how crazy is that!?

Happy New Year!