Monday, December 19, 2011

S E W I N G   P A T T E R N   P R E S E N T S

I ran out of wrapping paper, so I used some vintage sewing patterns to wrap my Christmas presents. Normal patterns are too transparent, but the patterns from the “make it yourself” craft books were perfect:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

R E C E N T   W O R K

For this story on Bloomfield Park, which is a business park that was abandoned mid construction, I somehow ended up getting to ride in a helicopter with a guy named Randy to get aerial shots. I assigned Justin Maconochie to photograph the story and he ended up getting kicked out of the property for trespassing. We decided to go with hipstamatic shots for the story (which I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity for). That way, Justin was able to get in and out of the site quickly, and still get some fantastic shots, without having to do any set up.

The helicopter was only available to us for one day, so I ended up having getting to ride in it to shoot the aerials. A pretty fun day of work, if you ask me. It only got scary once I realized that to get the best shots the helicopter door would have to be taken off. Yikes. Here’s some of the shots I got:

And here’s the final layout:

Photographs and retouching by Justin Maconochie / Aerials by me

Thursday, September 1, 2011

3 0   I N   T H E I R   T H I R T I E S

The cover art for the 30 in their Thirties was done by Lorenzo Petrantoni. The concept was to use an icon for that represented the 30 people’s different businesses.

Each photo, taken by Cybelle Codish, ran with the icon on top.

Lorenzo also sent me this poster of his work, which happens to be my favorite illustration of his.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

C R A F T Y   C R E D E N Z A

I finally got around to photographing the vintage credenza I painted… I used Martha Stewart paint samples, and it only took me one night to finish. My new place is coming together.

P R E T T Y   T Y P E

I’ve been a bit type obsessed this week, wanting to spend all my money on fonts. I had saved this image awhile back, and finally found out the typeface. It’s F37 Bella, designed by Rick Banks, and inspired by John Pistilli, Herb Lubalin, and Swiss typographer Jan Tschichold. Love that ampersand!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I T ' S   G E T T I N G   H O T   I N   H E R E

After the longest, hottest day of selling magazines at the Ann Arbor art fair Megan and I went to Zingerman’s for mini burgers and beer. Megan took this shot of the back of the restaurant, which has a huge mural on it. I never noticed it before!

Zingerman’s illustrations by Ian Nagy

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

R E C E N T   W O R K

We did a floral theme for the spring issue of Bride. The cover was set up to be shot at Belle Isle with the model on a vintage bike and tons of flowers in the backdrop. Unfortunately it started raining as soon as we got to the location so we had to go with plan b, which was shooting in the studio. I had flowers illustrated so the cover still has a floral theme:

Photographs by Roy Ritchie / Styling by Aleene Jinn George / Illustrations by Silke Werzinger

The fashion feature included floral hairpieces, and was inspired by this gorgeous photo:

Photograph by Luciana Val & Franco Musso

Photographs by Cybelle Codish / Styling by Taryn Bickley

Friday, July 1, 2011

H E Y   L A D I E S

Most powerful women layout from the newest issue of DBusiness. I picked the pink background because it was something fun + different, and we had all the ladies styled to match.

Photographs by Joe Vaughn / Styling by Aleene Jinn George.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A   S A D   D A Y   I N   T H E   E D I T O R I A L   W O R L D

Readymade, my favorite magazine, is shutting down… I’ll be really sad to see them go - I have every issue they’ve ever put out. Since I never got around to posting it, here is the one time they published one of my projects:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

W E   L I F T   D E T R O I T   I N   D A N C E


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L E A R N I N G   T O   L E T T E R P R E S S

Yesterday my friend Liz gave me letterpress lesson, which I’ve wanted to learn for a long time. We did a test print for a poster… I just have to work on carving out the script for the rest of the design. It was so much fun to play with wooden type + learn all the technical terms!