Happy Father's Day, dad!

This post is in honor of one awesome father who has been there for me day in and day out for 28 years. He believes in me, encourages me and supports me constantly. I wouldn't be in the place I am today if it weren't for his love and guidance.

Thanks dad!

Above and below are the business card and letterhead that I made for his writing service, Timberati.



I mostly share my design and professional artists with you on this blog, so today I thought I would share some art by my friend Emily. She cut open books to reveal the pages inside while simultaneously making a frame for her attractive watercolors.


My camera collection. #2: Yashica Electro 35.

Maker: Yashica
Model: Electro 35 GS
Year: 1970
Film type: 35mm
Usability: currently broken, but fixable
My cost: $30

The Electro 35 is a rangefinder camera, meaning the viewfinder displays two images superimposed over each and when they line up perfectly, your image is in focus. The setup allows for the camera to be quicker and quieter than an SLR and therefore more discreet, perfect for street photography. I picked this one up from somebody on Craigslist, and just haven't spent the money to get it fixed. That said, it's an attractive and clean camera with a great feel. I hope to use it someday.


My 100 Favorite Films. Entry #33: The Prestige.

The Prestige (2006)
written by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan
directed by Jonathan Nolan
starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Piper Perabo, Michael Caine, Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson
country: usa/uk
genre: drama

Visuals: 9
Writing: 9
Everyday watchability: 5

It's been six months since my last film post. I've been so busy getting through school that I've (rightfully) been neglecting my film analysis duties. But I have missed it. It's a good workout for the old brain cells.

My first movie after my hiatus is The Prestige. The Prestige is one of those movies that people like to brag about, saying "I saw the end coming a mile away." The problem is that the film isn't written in such a way that you're supposed to be shocked by the ending; although I'm sure many were, to be sure. The film is written so that there's no way you can pick up on all the intricacies of the illusion. Not to brag, but I figured some of the ending about half an hour before the credits, but I wasn't about to leave. The movie was simply too gorgeous and too perfectly nuanced to give up on.


My camera collection. #1: Polaroid Land 800.

I thought that as the summer goes on that I would share with you the different cameras that I own. I believe I own about 15 different cameras of various shapes, sizes, film formats, levels of quality and functionality (i.e. some of them are broken).

Maker: Polaroid
Model: Land Camera, 800 Series
Year: circa 1960
Film type: unknown, presumably Polaroid Packfilm
Usability: unknown
My cost: $0

My mom and stepdad got me this beautiful Polaroid Land Camera as a graduation gift. I've lusted after Polaroid Land Cameras for a while but never owned one. They're truly beautifully constructed and heavy as sin and marked a landmark in consumer photography that really wasn't met until digital cameras came on the market.



…of my first day of school.

The Portland Alliance is out!

I'm not totally sure what to say here. This is my first design to actually hit the streets and really be printed, so I'm a bit flabbergasted. I's pretty awesome. Andrea, the editor and awesome lady whom I met on a bus, dropped off a big stack in my apartment building. So come get yours.


Second Home portfolio page.

I finished designing my Second Home boxes, comped them up and took some photos. Here's how the portfolio spread is probably going to look. Imagine a book gutter running down the middle if you like.