Tuesday, June 26, 2007

2012 Olympic Games in London


London's 2012 Olympic Logo Bashed

Criticism of the London Games' Design Is Relentless


The jigsaw puzzle logo for the 2012 Olympic Games in London has ignited a firestorm of public opposition — more than five years before the Games will open.

The colorful design, which cost organizers nearly $800,000 to create, features four jagged, bold numerals stacked two-by-two and reading 2012.

London-based brand consultants Wolff Olins designed the controversial logo, which is a far cry from the one used by London organizers as they lobbied to host the 2012 Games — the third time the Games will be held in England's capital city.

Words like "dynamic," "modern" and "inclusive" have been used by the head of the International Olympic Committee, and organizers of the London Games to describe the ideas behind the branding logo.

"This is a truly innovative brand logo that graphically captures the essence of the London 2012 Olympic Games — namely, to inspire young people around the world through sport and Olympic values," International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge said at Monday's unveiling.



wow..iee


Thursday, June 21, 2007

TODAY I SEW YESTERDAY I SEWED



So for my big 23rd year of life I got myself a sewing machine and oh no it wasn't a singer, not this time. I got myself an Elna 2800 - it sounds robocop-y I know- and like a child frolicking in springtime not knowing there are snakes in the grass I grabbed a pattern and went at it. Underwear ! I thought had to be the easiest thing to start with right? One little patch of cloth and elastic and some threads - how could you go wrong? But oh how every wrong I was . . .




I call it nautical candy cane striped underpinnings of the ruined world.
Shoddy craftsmanship, horrible lines, way too tight and bunched elastic. i love it!

Monday, June 18, 2007

HYPE TYPE!






Hand rendered type is like the last of the Mohicans. Struggling to survive in a sea of digitally crafted machines, that in itself is a beautiful thing, and if you don't agree then #&%* you!

RAD MAG A/D by: MIKE PERRY







art direction that is.... because print is still inspiring.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Saturday, June 9, 2007

THE MAKINGS OF A GRAPHIC ARTIST

Graphic design- its the wave of the future - it really is, and what is more future than digital design? no silly we arnt making robots, just pretty pictures and fluffy computer stuff. A 1/2 year in review of some of the work I did.

Strip Packaging and Hang Tag
1. Lucha Va Voom - Mexican wrestling gear





2. The Academy - Indy beaucoup clothing line

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket



Newsletter Project
FART- Fashion & Art
Four page newsletter spread


Menu Redesign
Kansas City Barbecue

Front

Back



Self Promo Piece
Accordion fold leave behind
with poem
Front

"There once was a girl named Miranda. Her life was full of illusion and grandeur. She frolicked on rainbows and danced over hills. She wasn't a hack, Oh she had all the skills..."

Back

"And like a beast set a flame she concepted with glee, tossing up cities from L.A. to Sicily. All in a quest to bring visual joy and delight to every small being to make every day bright!"
http://www.wefresh.nl

767. onbegrijpelijk en onwaarschijnlijk 782. legovogel (3) meets luxe: bahrbala

Random radness ah-thank you Goggle image search

"SNEAKERFACE"

A hairy feat... get it ? ha ha ha... but its a leg I suppose... but it's still all good

Friday, June 8, 2007

A Birthing of a New

Hello wide open spaces!
So this is the world of blogs? Interesting much... Does this thing have spell check? oh "ABC check mark" I'm going to suppose this is it...and my indicator cursor arrow says "correct!" OH SNAP! Am I on a roll? A blog roll? A roll of paper?.. no I'm just going.

WELCOME to Luxe and Love
And my first point of entry into the blogosphere (no spell check... that is a word)
This will be my personal braindump for the good the bad and the ugly, fetishes from around the world, things that tickle my fancy, typographical adventures, the big four: design - digital - art - fashion, and glittery eye candy at large.

enjoy!