This post is self explanatory. Especially if you noticed the large circle up there in the header. Not entirely new if you follow FG on facebook and twitter, but I’m finally ‘branding’ the blog with my new-ish logo.
Designer Karla Mickens, who happens to my little sister, is the pretty smiling face girl you see in the second photo. She’s an ultra talented designer and can talk typography with the best of them. She plans to relaunch her site but you can still see some of her work.
The idea: Think of a stamp you see on fresh produce or the side of temporary wooden boxes in the grocery store. The logo is a mark signifying what you see is fresh. It can go on anything, anywhere and still mean the same thing.
“Feel it in the air
The wind is taking it everywhere, yeah
Can you feel it?
Can you feel it?
Can you feel it?”
-A little bit of The Jacksons for you: “Can You Feel It” – The Jacksons, 1980)
We’re pushing 70 degree weather around here, and out goes the springy posts. It is only befitting to show you beautiful clothing. I love Oami Powers, the artisan behind Judah Ross. She is absolutely dedicated to bringing custom limited run and ethically sourced garments to our very quick quick faaaaast culture. All I do is watch and learn watch and learn. Picking up the lingo and absorbing her dedication.
Here’s a look into her spring line. There’s more to what you see here, so mosey on over to her shoppe.
(Note: I have not been paid to post nor tell the truth about the greatness that is Oami Powers and her line, Judah Ross.)
A week since my last post. Not a good look at all. I resisted the urge to check my analytics every hour. Just in case my readership plummeted exponentially. All the while thinking that perhaps I could get away with redirecting my homepage to my first post and cycling back just to look like I’m doing something over here. Haha. These are the thoughts of a Computer Science nerd.
On the flip-side, I’m adding the finishing touches to my first trunk show in NY. The excitement just may send me into a happy coma. I loved every minute of making more jewelry and the thought of meeting new people.
Now to this illustration. My sisters are all extremely talented. The youngest is a big-deal artistic prodigy who created my trunk show flyer along with this number in honor of Black History Month.
Do you remember the old school choppy animated .gifs? I bet you remember and strongly dislike them all in the same thought. Sure enough, software and ingenious minds have once again revived the dead. Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg, a visual graphics artist and photographer, respectively, have created the most beautiful .gif images I’ve ever seen. As a computer science major turned front-end visual and craft nerd, I appreciate these in a special way. You can judge for yourself… Cinemagraphs at their best.