Schweitz Design


March Wallpaper
27/02/2009, 3:46 pm
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Smashing Magazine posted a series of March-inspired wallpapers/calendars today, so I thought I’d put one together to give away here. Enjoy the lame visual pun and 84 Rock! font. I, for one, cannot wait to embrace the sweet Spring after the winter we’ve had in Pittsburgh. Everyone have a great weekend!

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Magazine Art Project
26/02/2009, 2:42 pm
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schweitz_magazineYesterday, Jeff Hamada of BOOOOOOOM! posted a call to designers and artists to alter a magazine using only “traditional means.” (He urged everyone to step away from the computer and use pencils, markers, paint, etc. to create a new piece of art from a commercial layout.) Above is my contribution, constructed from a copy of Maxim magazine, a sharpie and my X-Acto. I had a blast doing this.



Vonster
25/02/2009, 7:33 pm
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"El Diablo" ~Von Glitschka

"El Diablo" ~Von Glitschka

Last week, The Design O’Blog posted a “10 questions with…” interview with illustrator/designer Von Glitschka. Read the article here and check out Von’s site Vonster.com for some really inspiring illustrations, logos, icons and more. The “and more” here encompassing downloadable .pdf designer “kick me” signs (ex. I ❤ comic sans).



Vacation to Beef Land
24/02/2009, 1:47 pm
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While perusing Golf Magazine (I can pretty much occupy myself with any magazine since I tend to only focus on the ads anyway)  this morning I stumbled across the “Land of Beef” ad campaign, launched in 2008 by the Beef Checkoff Program. The campaign features some delightful food beef photography and the overall concept straddles the edge of absolute ridiculousnes with it’s “Powerful Beefscapes.” All in all my take is that this is fabulous; the concept is way “outside of the box” but it works and it’s executed beautifully.




Awesome Collection of “Girlies”
20/02/2009, 1:36 pm
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Why I Became an Artist from Print Magazine features a short, funny article about the art trade as well as a huge Flickr pool of vintage ads featuring illustrated women. Really great, classic stuff.

I found it via Quipsologies.



The Liquify Tool has never been so hilarious!
19/02/2009, 3:31 pm
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