Schweitz Design



Organize

organizer-previewA few months back Kate England at Marmalade Moon was looking for suggestions for a set of workflow organization icons. Folks who suggested concepts that she would later use for the icons won a free set. So, after having been informed shortly thereafter about having one of my suggestions chosen, I went about business as usual and honestly forgot about it.

Earlier this week my free set of icons arrived and they are quite sharp looking. I really like the style and detail Kate has put into these while still having them remain “iconic”. What I like even more is the concept behind the icons. Kate put out the call to see what types of icons people really need and find useful for organizational purposes. Thanks so much to Kate for the great looking icon set!



Inspiration from Outside Sources (or BRAIN CAKE!!!)

braincake

Reading I’mJustCreative, subscribing to Communication Arts and buying the Pushpin Graphic are all great ways to garner knowledge and gain inspiration when it comes to design. Beyond the obvious sources though are a myriad of inspiring items from a multitude of disciplines. I find myself always observing, whether it be architecture, photography or interpretive dance (the latter typically much less than the two former but I believe you can surmise where this is going.)

Having said that, I urge to head over to geekpadshow and check out 20 Pictures of Nerdy Cupcakes. as one with not only an appreciation for art in all its froms, but also a serious interest in delicious baked goods, I found this collection really inspiring. The clear marks of craftmanship and dynamic use of colored sugar grace these cakes in stylish and well-constructed packages.




There’s Gonna be a Bathroom Breakout!

Digital Photography School posted a really nice collection of unique and really well-imagined bathroom photos. Check it out here.



Tree Typography

familyTree_draft3

Last week I was working on an invitation for non-profit organization Providence Connections. The event they are putting on is called “The Family Tree of Life.” I was given the direction that they wanted to play on the tree concept and wanted the invite to be very colorful. With that in mind I went ahead and did some illustration work including the above “Tree typography.” The folks at PC were really pleased with the final invite and i was more than happy to do some neat, colorful illustration.



MEAT MAJI!
14/08/2009, 3:28 pm
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Abduzeedo has a great collection of artwork from Mark Ryden today. I’ve been a fan of Mark Ryden for quite some time and the above painting, “The Meat Maji” is one of my absolute favorites. Check out the post over at abduzeedo and you may as well head to markryden.com to get your gullets full of his crazy surreal works. Don’t miss his take on Christina Ricci either!