according to Kody: champagne is an integral element of community celebration. I wanted to redesign High Life to express that "community celebration" that Kody so eloquently speaks of (he is my copywriter). Basically take the 40 you see at college parties and make it pretty and really live up to its name High Life.
Classy, Gatsby? I guess we'll see where it goes.
Some actual champagne bottle inspiration:
(I like the idea of having a glass/ice bucket coming with the bottle. I don't know if I necessarily like this packaging.)
My workspace changes frequently. Mostly, this is because I don't ever really want to sit in the same place for hours because I have an old lady back. Today, I was taking advantage of the pretty weather and getting some work done out on my back patio. I like working in the middle of the day when there's still sunlight, because it gives me hope that I might be able to finish a project before 3am.
Oh man, I just realized all of the Hello Kitty that's in this picture. This is embarrassing. Anyway, I refinished this table this summer! I'm really proud of it.
There are a few design blogs that I check regularly for inspiration: http://visual-poetry.tumblr.com/ Visual Poetry is mainly a typography blog, but what I love about it is that the type is always treated in an interesting way. Like this:
Perhaps it's just a thing that bad pop albums have in common. It seems like the vintage-looking overexposed photo is really popular. But why? Why is this generally frowned upon photography style getting positive recognition? Personally, I'm going to blame it's popularity all of the fourteen year old girls that use the really terrible filters on Instagram (not saying that all Instagrammers are 14 year old girls, but you know where I'm coming from, right?)
Anyway, I don't think that this is a style that's going to last very long. I think that in order to appreciate this kind of work, you have to know what a "properly" exposed photo looks like. You gotta know the rules before you can break them, I guess is what I'm saying.
And I doubt the majority of the Instagram community know the rules.
end rant ....wait no it's not. Here's one more trendy thing:
I don't think I really need to talk about this piece since it literally says what I want to say. But here's the credit.