Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fall 2013

You can't help but feel more connected to nature and your suroundings this time of the year and new experiences enhance that feeling even more! Though I've been busy finishing up this next batch of Children's books, I tried to make time to go sailing, pick apples, and walk through a misty pumpkin patch - all first time experiences that I wanted to share here.  Hope you're also having fun and new Fall experiences out there! : ) 

Monday, October 7, 2013

2014 Gay Games Medal



I'm happy today to share my design for the 2014 Gay Games medal.  This is an incredible opportunity for Northeast Ohio's GLBT community and I couldn't be more proud to help out. Our design celebrates Cleveland and Akron's industrial golden age, as well as their iconic skylines - two great cities hosting a great cause.

The Federation of Gay Games does amazing work, learn more at the following links:
As you can see, I considered a few local landmarks, before settling on the more recognizable, city skyline concept.

Since the medal is being embossed, it had to be designed in negative, making it a little tricky to figure out. At this point in the process, it reminds me of early 20th century woodcuts.  I love that stuff.
Cuyahoga Sunrise
I wanted to create a full color design as well, one that is uplifting and speaks to all the exciting things happening in Cleveland. Go Cleveland! Keep making us proud. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

World Landmark Magnets

I'm excited to share these! They're just the thing I would've loved as kid and still do. Thank you to Cynthia at Galison-Mudpuppy for the fun work!  They make a smart gift for world travelers young and old, you can find the 26-piece box set in stores or online here.