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I had a blast at the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival in downtown Cary yesterday. There were tons of outstanding artists selling everything from mixed media and photography - to pottery and jewelry. It had all the trappings to...

It can be an overwhelming process to decide what print company to work with as a designer, especially if you are a freelancer. You want to give good advice to your clients about paper choice, color matching, overall quality, and...

In honor of our first week back to school, I wanted to share the piece titled "Let's Make Stuff" which I think captures the spirit of today perfectly. It's part of a solo exhibition of new works by Scott Albrecht...

Lovely print from The Tree House Press for the The Renmen Project that aims to help raise funds for Haiti. Renmen' is the Haitian word for Love, the bird in the logo is the Hispaniolan Trogon, the national bird of Haiti. Every penny made from art sales will be going to UNICEF's Haiti Earthquake Children's Appeal.
Great poster created by Mattson Creative for the flood relief in Nashville Tennessee. The poster is available for download with the only stipulation being that the proceeds go to one of the following charities:

Check out this great motion design from CHANGEit. CHANGEit recognizes, supports, rewards and inspires young people in the United Kingdom who want to positively change the world around them. If you're an adult who wants to make a difference, check...

Jason Bishop has created a (depressingly) informative infographic for the NRDC that explains the affects of the Gulf Coast oil spill on marine life and the ocean. It is amazingly affective in explaining the "depth" of the problem (pun somewhat intended). Make sure you scroll down the page when you check out the full infographic.
I'm having a wonderful time home in Michigan this week with friends and family. We've explored some new places and mourned the loss of others. Thankfully, I've seen some fantastic and creative projects to help grow the struggling economy. One project called "Let's Save Michigan" aims to redevelop Michigan cities to "attract and retain today’s highly mobile, highly skilled workers."
The City of Melbourne has been using a new city-wide identity for the past year - and it's simply fantastic. As some of you may or may not know, my family is from Melbourne and my mum is currently visiting our family in Australia. I was sad I couldn't travel with her on this particular trip home, but am thrilled that she told me about this daring and eye-catching design representing the city.
Smokin' hot typography created by the fantastic graphic designer: Nir Tober. He explains that it took him about 15 hours, in 2 sessions to create the alphabet. Every letter had about 30-50 shots until he got it right - now that's late night dedication!

I recently spent a wonderful weekend in Asheville (North Carolina) and aside from wishing that I had visited the mountains sooner – the weekend was filled with great food, creative people, and some much-needed relaxation.The attention to detail and artistic...

Of all the things my husband could buy me for our 1st year Anniversary ---  this fantastic poster is what he decided on. He was  keeping with the tradition of the first year gift being "paper" and boy does he...

I know I'm late to the game with this discovery > but < I'm very excited about the Vol 1. Edition 3 of David Huyck's Cloudy Collection (on the theme of “Scarlet Lettering). So excited that I just ordered a...

If you know me, you will appreciate how much I loved the article "I'm Comic Sans, Asshole" on McSweeneys - so friggin hilarious! If the title alone didn't peek your attention, then let me interject...

Beautiful bilingual letterpress wedding invitation created by Bella Figura. This double-sided design uses 2-ply cotton paper with English printed on  one side and Spanish on the reverse. I'm just loving those decorative swashes on the Capitals! Yummy!...

Great poster created by Chris Peel (a British designer living and working in Long Beach, CA) depicting a divine intervention in the Gulf Coast. He writes about the poster: "The Deepwater Horizon oil spill media coverage gave me the idea...