Monday, September 27, 2010

Very graphic poster from the Canadian government. The website isn't active unfortunately so there isn't more info available. [post originally on The Canadian Design Resource]

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Dog Logo Designs

Great examples of dog logo designs compiled in an article by Naldz Graphics. See the other logos here.

[image credit: Logo Moose]

[image credit: Brandstack]

[image credit: Creattica]

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sunfish Energy Logo

This logo was designed in collaboration with Sweet World Media and Take Root Creative for Sunfish Energy Solutions Inc. (Thanks to Kirsty for this great opportunity!)

Oklahoma! Poster

I am happy to debut a new project from Take Root Creative - a poster for Cadenza Production's Oklahoma!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Technology - tiny USB drives

I use jump drives (USB drives) on a daily basis so this Store 'n' Go Clip It USB Drive  from Verbatim in 2GB and 4GB formats would be extremely useful...

[image credit: Verbatim]

Monday, September 20, 2010

More Inspirational Business Cards

Smashing Magazine did a great post about unique business cards. See my favourites below and click here for the full article.

[image credits: Smashing Magazine]

Wine Awakenings

A friend of ours gave us a wine aroma kit from Wine Awakenings used for wine tasting with Pinot Noir. It has the little bottles with each scent and cards to explain their origins. (I keep thinking about that scene in French Kiss with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline...) Anyways, the box, bottles, and accompanying printed material are gorgeous! Have a look below and check out their website for more photos. (Thanks Shawn!)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wedding Invitations - Akimbo

Another stunning colour combination (along with great typography) seen on wedding invitations from Alicia of Akimbo. Check out more images here. (via Oh So Beautiful Paper)

[image credits: Alicia/Akimbo]

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rainy Days

A little illustration in honour of the wet, dark and windy day...

[image credit: me]

Autumn colour inspired by nature

Loving these colours and the way the tomatoes are arranged to create the rainbow on DesignSponge. Check out the full article here for more great images of colour gradation with nature here.

[image credit: DesignSponge]

Burton Kramer - CBC Logo

When it comes to famous logos (and controversial due to changes made later), you can't beat the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) logo designed by Burton Kramer. This great article from Aisle One features links to more of Kramer's work as well as an archive of the CBC logo as it has progressed since the original design debuted in 1974. Check out the full article here.

[image credit: CBC and Burton Kramer]

Monday, September 13, 2010

Quilling - Birthday Card

My husband's grandma, Doris Taylor, noticed my interest in making stationary and introduced me to two new techniques to try: quilling and tatting (the latter of which I have not had a chance to try yet). For her 80th birthday this past August I made my first card using paper quilling and the result can be seen below!

[image credit: me]

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Flowers of Autumn - Mums!

Another thing I love about the fall is mums, so I did a little illustration below in honour of the seasonal flower.

[image credit: me]

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Making Journals

Continuing with my love for journals/sketchbooks/note pads etc. (basically paper bound together that I can write on!) this great tutorial appeared on DesignSponge on how to easily make your own books from scrap paper. To see the full tutorial click here.

[image credit: DesignSponge]

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Landfit Logo

Landfit matches people who have gardens that they don’t use with people who don’t have gardens who want to use that space to grow flowers, herbs, and vegetables. Design agency Good People received a request to design a logo to accompany this idea and with a very, very tight deadline. I think that the resulting logo is just as great as the idea itself. (via LogoDesignLove)

[image credit: Good People]

"P.S.-I made this..." by Erica Domesek

P.S. -I made this... is a blog (and now a book) by Erica Domesek based on her motto "I see it, I like it, I make it" where she creates things to wear, use or look at based on something she has seen (that is often very expensive!!) and makes it with things that you may already have or are easy to find. Her latest post is a handbag charm. Each post is also accompanied by a collage with the theme of her post. Check out her blog here and let me know if you make one yourself!

[image credit: P.S. -I made this...]

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Journals, Sketchbooks, & Notepad Round-up

Even though I am not returning to school this fall, I still find myself drawn to school supplies - especially new sketchbooks and journals. See a few of my favourites below. (found on and

[image credit: Fuzzy Mug]

[image credit: Mechelle Designs]
[image credit: Urban Outfitters]

[image credit: Urban Outfitters]

Kirra Jamison - Artist

Colourful paintings from Australian based artist Kirra Jamison. (seen via DesignSponge)

[image credits: Kirra Jamison]

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Birdy Juice - Jeksel

Isn't this concept packaging adorable? By Matt Ottdal of Jeksel via The Dieline.

[image credit: Jeksel]

Dalton Ghetti - sculpture

This is both incredible and beautiful at the same time. Connecticut-based artist Dalton Ghetti carves tiny sculptural works of art into pencil lead (on top of the pencil!!). Check out his work below and click here for more information. (via DesignSponge)

[image credits: The Telegraph and Dalton Ghetti]