As many of you know, Not Made in China is my "side gig." By day, I'm a graphic designer at an architecture firm. No, I don't draw buildings, use CAD, have glasses or wear black turtlenecks everyday. But to give you a better idea of what I am up to M-F, I wanted to share this digital holiday greeting I got to create at work last month. Using stop animation photography, we filmed the creation of a laser cut poster I designed, and then used minute and half video as our New Years "card" for clients. It's projects like these that remind me why I do what I do.
I'm baaaaaaaaaack from Ohio with a new ♥. While perusing the many neighborhoods of Cincinnati, I happened upon the work of VisuaLingual in several boutiques. They're a local design duo based in the burgeoning Over the Rhine district in downtown Cincinnati. Their work varies from Cincy-centric tea towels, to screen printed gas signs - turned placemats, to their most popular item: "Seed Bombs" (gumball sized wads of regional plant seeds meant for throwin' and growin'). Here's how they describe their gig:
"By keeping our operation compact and flexible, we are able to deeply explore the idiosyncrasies of hyper-localized cultural production, focusing on Cincinnati and beyond. "
If you're not planning on visiting southern Ohio anytime soon, you can check em out on their blog or website, and don't forget to peep their work on Etsy too.
Maybe you've noticed I've been out-of-pocket the past few days? Well, I'm in Cincinnati, OH! Just taking a little extended stay up here to move my mister to his new apartment... 500 miles away from mine. Enough of the depressing news. Today we're going exploring using Design*Sponge's Cincinnati Design Guide. Wish me luck. I'll be back on Wednesday.
Martin Luther THE King. I friggin love this scene. Coming to America, top ten movies of all time. I can probably rehearse about 80% of all the lines from this movie by heart. Eddie Murphy at his best.