Thursday, January 29, 2009


Supermarket looks like a really cool website--a shopping place for cool stuff by designers. I discovered it today via Dara Diliegro's interactive work for thinkso via UPPERCASE gallery blog.

Below is the home page for Supermarket.

and here are some images from Dara Diliegro's project for thinkso. Definitely check it out.

Wired mag: The Burden of Twitter

I was reading my Wired magazine yesterday on the elliptical (where else?) and loved this article. Check it out.

Cool New Artist: Marco Wagner

German illustrator Marco Wagner was featured in CA 2008 Illustration Annual. I love his surreal, kind of primitive style.

Cool New Artist: Darren Booth

While researching hand-lettered and illustrated type treatments for magazine titles today (not many of them, by the way), I came across illustrator Darren Booth's expressive hand-lettering work on the typography sections of the How design blog.

I knew I had seen his work somewhere else, but I couldn't place it. Then, going through his portfolio, I realized it was on the Work/Life cover, a book published by UPPERCASE Gallery and one that I had wanted for Christmas.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Nubby Twiglet calendar

I love this calendar by Nubby Twiglet. It's downloadable and printable, so I think I might just like to print myself a copy of the entire year.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

HOW conference, etc

Yesterday I got a mailer for the HOW design conference in Austin (great mailer, too, by the way). It looks like a really great event. Too bad it costs so much $$$!

In other news, I've been feeling a little non-creative and non-talented and am trying to work in these areas because I hate feeling that way. It's the new year and I've got a few new ideas perculating and new resolutions, some art-related, but some life-related. Here they are....

1. I want to shoot my work and finally get my website up. It's designed, just needs the photos and I need to write a little copy for a few areas on the site.
2. I'd like to buy a screen and start exploring screenprinting as well as continue working with lino block printing and watercolor. In general, I'd like to explore and improve my illustration skills and techniques. I'd also like some more freelance work and feel like Huntsville might be a good place to start talking to people, since that's where I'm from and people know me there. (Good suggestion, Luke)
3. I want to hang our new hammock in the backyard and go outside a lot when spring gets here.
4. I want to spend more time with the Lord in the morning. So far I've been making my own cappuccinos in the a.m. and thus saving money at the coffeeshop and saving time to pray and read the Bible.
5. I want to lose 10 pounds and so far it's going good!

New Poll the right. Vote!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Well, ladies & gents, here is the unveiling of the new header for our blog!
Although I did prefer the puns of Pulp and Palate/Palette, it seems as though Molars & Margins has won out.
(at least for now!!)

And how perfect that the white background is so appropriate for both words, referencing both a shiny white tooth and a clean piece of paper.


Sweet Sculpture of Al Gore

I love the idea of this sculpture of Al Gore shivering that was carved recently in Alaska. Although I must admit the sculpture itself could be more inspired, I love the message. I'm so wonderfully inspired by the hundreds upon hundreds of scientists (including legitimate Nobel Prize winners) who are coming out against the outlandish claims of the climate elite that are attempting to bring about socialist change through the guise of the environment.

FYI I'm not against "green" activities. I'd LOVE to reduce pollution, stop deforestation, and create renewables. Let's do THOSE things rather than waste time worrying about CO2!