Happy Monday, friends. I've been feeling quite re-energized these last few weeks, and this is how I'd like to set the tone for the coming week: explosions of bright color and positive energy. Just because we're slowly moving away from summer doesn't mean we have to move away from color! From left to right: Splendid Willow | Megan Hildebrand | Georgiana Paraschiv | Bando iPhone Case | Rose #2 by Jenny Liz Rome | Bright Pink by Jenny Liz Rome | Sun Drunk by Dennis Payongayong
Setting the tone for this week are striking color combinations, wild typography and glorious imperfection. All of the work I've been drawn to lately has been a healthy mixture of these three elements. I've been working on lots of new surface patterns and illustrations, trying to find my voice as I take my work in this direction. It's refreshing and a little scary all at once, to pursue something completely unfamiliar and unexpected. I never thought this is where I'd want to take my career and yet, here I am. It will be interesting to see where life will be a year from now. What's setting the tone for your week?
From left to right: 1) Rene Gruau | 2) Love Life by Stina Persson | 3) Gouache painting by BlackParrot | 4) Starburst Lettering by Nate Williams | 5) Trippin Bag by Nate Williams | 6) Les Enfents de la Bolduc by Philippe Cossette
P.S. Here's more of what's inspiring me here.
2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year - I'm currently working on two projects that I hope to launch early in the new year that have my creative heart beating wildly. I haven't really used mood boards in my creative process before, but I was really stuck on this new project, so I decided to give it a whirl. It has been surprisingly helpful and has even taken my initial idea to a different place. It added an element of the unexpected, which was nice. I feel refreshed, and am ready to dive head first into this project, which I cannot wait to share with you all! And mood boards are here to stay. Images: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8