Sunday, July 18, 2010

Thrift Store Find: Books

So for my birthday I took the day off from work, and decided to go to a thrift shop called Village Discount about a mile from my apartment. I ended up find a lot of really awesome vintage books. I can't wait to display them on my mantle in Savannah!

This book of poems had some great retro illustrations in it.
Title says it all. I loved the era of Saul Bass inspired literature. So graphic, and where is it today?

Oh slab serifs. This book was destined to be noncontemporary. Actually when I picked it up I thought it was a western because of the type face, and the abused condition it was in, but then again it is from the 1940's. Dig Another Grave is about murderrrrrr muhahahhhahhaha, other books this author has written include: Murder's Coming, Grave without Grass, Death At Her Elbow, and And so She Had to Die. I liked the way it was laid out, it's simple, and clean.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thrift Find: Lama Tie

Everyone just needs to shut up, and pay attention to my awesome tie! I found it at a thriftshop on Milwahkee St and immediately fell in love with it.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Chicago has a plethora of collage material from counter culture rags, to band flyers. Here are a few things that I've made during my free time.

This was a birthday card I made for Rafael. I made the front out of an American Apparel bag, so that it has a pocket to hold multiple cards. The idea was to play with the di-cut of the bag, and have different textures that you could choose to go in it. On the backs of all the textures, are things I wrote him. I had a lot of fun making this, and it kind of just fell together.
This was a CD case I made Rafael out of an old 50s catalogue I got at a garage sale.
I made this postcard for Davey out of that same catalogue, and a pinups calender I've been saving.

This was the front of a postcard I made for Chanel out of a...40's Home and Garden cataogue. The caption was too perfect to pass up.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Chicago Apartment: Warm Vs. Cool

My apartment in Chicago gets really cool lighting right before the sun sets. I love the warms and cools together.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Letterhead I helped design for Hartford. Very simple, very clean.