Sundays are usually pretty fun days. I got an early morning start this past Sunday and did my laundry super early in the morning. I went home, had a refreshing bottle of Stumptown cold brew and waited around until my sister got up for the Renegade Craft Fair. I love craft fairs, even though I don’t consider myself very crafty. It’s nice to see a gathering of artists and creative who have taken their passions to a new level. I always manage to fall in love with items that I see and I do my best to budget for these kinds of things. I did pick up two items I couldn’t resist though. That gallery above is an ode to my Sunday: Stumptown, Outlaw Soaps – hair of the dog – smells like whiskey and coffee, pencils from the fair, and sights of the fair with Yetis and friends.
I made it to the Saint Frank coffee shop over on Polk and snapped this photo of a latte. It was an unbelievably sunny day and so everything came out super warm and I didn’t like the way the color correction went. What a better time to go black and white? I loved how the highlights are so powerful on the cup and the foam and also the way the shadows accentuate the feel.
Taylor Mali is a boss. That’s about all I really have to say. There is so much truth behind his brilliant pieces. Like Totally Whatever happens to be one of my favorites and serves to remind me that I have to walk through life with conviction and that being “whatever” projects insecurity and confusion. Make sure you listen to more of his stuff – just head over to Youtube and type in “Taylor Mali”.
I haven’t taken my camera out and taken pictures in a long time. I went out yesterday for some food and took my camera along. On my way to get some food, I noticed that every little thing on the street caught my eye. I guess that’s what happens when you go a long time without taking pictures. I took this picture of a Master lock and a chain on the move. I didn’t really have time to frame anything but it turned out alright, especially in black and white. I really love black and white.
I’m not really sure what to make of this photograph. Notice that I tagged it as “art” among other things. My sister picked up this brick of butter at Smart n Final and I was instantly drawn to it. I definitely want to use it to make a hollandaise, but I also liked the simple packaging. I’m fond of paper packages and there was just a substantial body to this brick of butter. I took out my flash and decided to play around with the lighting on a brick of butter. Yea, that’s what every normal person would do. This is the result and instantly I thought: black and white! Here it is.
It’s been a few years since I’ve visited logofaves. I took a look around today when I was checking out old links for an imported post. There are tons of new logos and they’re epic. I’m always down for looking at new logos and seeing what designers out there are creating.
I was stumbling around the web when I came across a neat site: Logofaves. It’s a site dedicated to providing examples of clever and creative logos so others can be inspired by them. I love the incredible number of logos they have on display. If you’ve seen a really nice logo that you want to share with others, visit them and suggest it! Here are a couple of really clever and creative ones that I want to share. A great logo taps into the shared collective histories of a people, so that no explanation is required. Here are a few examples of what I’m talking about. See for yourself.
- Diamond Bookstore by Malik Joanna
- DODO by Dalibor Novak
- 100 Faces of Fresno by Davier Interactive
- Women Meet Literature by Emrekoc
- Pink Flamingo Farm by Bryan Blue S
- Optical Strength by Felipe Rojas
- Portrait Photos by Atakan Seckin
- Spartan Golf Club by Richard Fonteneau
- Illusion by Anthony Lane
- Harbin Pharmacy by Joey Graddy
- Steps by Jason Sanzone
- Water Drop by Peter Vasvari
- Antarctica by William
- Silk Skin by Rich Scott
- Martini House by Eddie Brown
- Egg n Spoon by Thoughtful
- Antisocial Network by Mister Jones
This post first appeared on my old WordPress blog 30MAR2010.