illustrator

root beer

one of the many reasons i love creative people is because they have the best & most original gift ideas. erin jang says,

My husband loves good root beer. For his birthday I bought a vintage soda crate and filled it with 24 different kinds of root beer and made a cheat sheet of each brew’s flavor based on some root-beer fanatics’ reviews that I found online.  The husband loved the gift and I made him promise to me that he would ration out the sodas over a very. long. period. of. time.

also be sure to visit erin’s blog to see her beautiful design & illustration work (her wedding invitations are covetable)

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drop caps

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i’ve been holding out on posting about jessica hische‘s daily drop cap project, but as she recently updated her website i thought it was fitting.

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Daily Drop Cap is a project I started in September of 2009 in which I illustrate a decorative letter every day (or at least every work day). The project will continue for approximately twelve alphabets and are available for non-commercial use as drop caps on your personal blog.

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she really is an exceptional typographer (and illustrator and designer). ok i can’t resist, here’s some more:

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daily diaries

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i really look forward to these little illustrations by gemma correll, and i always lament that i don’t do something similar – especially because life can be mundane but there’s always something amusing to be found in the little things (eg: smoked mussels that looks like tiny vaginas). i’ve always been hopeless at keeping a diary, so well done gemma (and keep them coming). oh and she also participates in the what i wore today flickr movement, see her outfits here.

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proposal

this has to be the most original & amazing proposal i have ever seen!

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It was just over a year ago, eating a bowl of Moules et Frits, on holiday in Paris with my girlfriend Liz, that I realised I could quite easily spend the rest of my life with her. I just needed the right way of asking the question, and a bit of time to work it all out. One definite intention was proposing through illustration. I’d like to think of it as two of my favourite things in life in coming together for the one goal.

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read guy shield‘s story & how he went about with his plan here

via drawn!

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fantastic tiger tales

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jason bennett is so talented, it makes me want to cry!

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wayne pate

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if i ever have a lovely little beach house to decorate, these prints would slipstream right in there – by wayne pate

do you think you pronounce his surname as in plate or as in pâté ? i love pâté…

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beer

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beer, tasty beer – poster by sam soulek

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hair

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MGU’s original drawings at etsy

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