Friday, December 19, 2008

Bond Girly

Everything surrounding the 007 empire intrigues me. It continually inspires and influences art, design, literature and film. 

Recently, I came across a new series design for the James Bond books that made me come to a halt (despite my frenzy of christmas shopping, and people weaving). Published by Penguin (so classic), and illustrated by Michael Gillette. Read an interview with Michael here. I LOVE the illustrations and the typography, and I wish I had half the talent of this guy. 

Previously to finding these book covers, I had really enjoyed the typography in Quantum of Solace. To see some screen shots, Doublenaut blogs about that here. Oh and check out their work too. Not Bond related, but also good.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

All I want for Christmas

Forget the front teeth, I want this stuff! Some of it is no longer available, but a girly girl can dream, can't she? Make it happen Santa! 

Here are some links, as pictured counter-clockwise: Owl Mittens - originaly sold at Art Effect, Pretty Ring - not sure where I found this one, Burburry Purse - I cannot fathom paying $1495.00 for a purse but this one sure is pretty, and this Peacoat from Couture Candy

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you have a great holiday filled with warmth, love, cheer and maybe a few good presents!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Illustrator + Designer = My Hero

In an attempt to bring my blog up to speed, I am posting some excellent holiday illustrations from my newest favorite illustrator Tad Tarpenter. He is everything that I aspire to be. Check out his flickr for even more visual awesomeness. Oh, and he has a blog.