New Gluekit poster joy! New type!
Gluekit was recently commissioned to create a very special concert poster for a new band hailing from lovely North East Pennsylvania, featuring a Gluekit relation (Brother Andy) and former Bedford bandmate (Mister Bob Lewis). The poster is for a show this Saturday, May 3, at Cafe Metropolis in Wilkes-Barre, PA. $7. All Ages. Awesome!
Gluekit likes making band posters, and we love making type.
This is for “Sound Installation: 1968/2008,” an event commemorating the “fortieth anniversary of the creative activism and public protest that occurred in the charged year of 1968.” Graduate students in theatrical sound design at the Yale School of Drama are to create three temporary sound installations, exploring political demonstrations, the division of historical and cultural experience, and the complex nature of time, place and memory.
One of our very, very favorite magazines in the whole entire world, Grafik, profiled us and Part of It in their March 2008 issue. We only just got a copy this week, and are thrilled with the way they distilled the founding of Part of It and described the project. Mark Owens’s “Inherit the Wind” bag was featured in their Showcase photo shoot.
Grafik can be a little hard to get in the US (we order our copies from You Work For Them), so we took a couple of snapshots to share. Enjoy!
It feels like summer where we are today, which reminded us of this awesome Michael Leon calendar cover, created for the Yale University Art Gallery. The type really gets at the dizzying HEAT of a summer in the city– with the prospect of the cool mountain ranges on the horizon. It’s 100% sizzling!
Check out the other covers in the Gallery’s series!
Speaking of Earth Day and being kind to our environment, here’s a lovely and practical tote designed by Genevieve Guackler. No matter what shape you’re in, or color you’re feeling, this little number will make you feel better. Handy for toting your recyclables, your library books, your water bottle and your munchies, this is a perfect accessory for all seasons.
Available from Part of It, $20.
Design also available on a fetching navy tee, $28.
This was just so cute it deserved a post of its own. It’s the spot image from the illustration we did for Portfolio recently.
Happy Earth Day from Gluekit!
After Geoff did the cover, he was invited to be a guest artist at the Yale School of Art in their “Making Do” series. The idea behind “Making Do” was to gather four artists from different disciplines and have them work on-site at Yale’s School of Art for a week. The 2006 Making Do show took place in October/November and featured McFetridge, Mark Borthwick, Karyn Olivier, and Luis Gispert. There’s a great Flickr set of images from the show here.
We’re excited about Geoff’s new excellent handmade skate company, in partnership with Yong-Ki Chang. It’s called Solitary Arts and their blog is chock full of awesome stuff. Geoff’s also started making his wonderful wallpaper designs available via Pottak.
Wow! We are just so psyched about this!
Nylon Magazine features Part of It’s “Inherit the Wind” tote (designed by Mark Owens, $20.00 from Part of It) in the 2008 April issue. We were excited to be featured alongside designers like Tracy Jenkins of Village, Keren Richter, and the good folks at Loyalty and Blood. So many cool totes, so little time!
Here at Gluekit, we’ve been really thrilled to start working with a film culture magazine in Greece. They’ve been great to work with, and this cover opportunity was super fun. The issue itself focuses on Ingmar Bergman’s legacy, and the art directors wanted to make him look modern to highlight his ongoing influence on European cinema. The color palette draws on the colors in Sweden’s flag, in homage to Bergman’s roots.
Garrett Morin’s “Who’s Gonna Drive You Home Tonight” tote bag for Part of It.
We announced the launch of the design last month, but we’re thrilled to now share a photo of the bag in action. Garrett chose RightRides as the charity he’d like to benefit from sales of this design. Read more about the design and its meaning here.
$20.00. Available now from Part of It (www.partofit.org).
Here’s another postcard for the Yale University Art Gallery. The extreme simplicity of the hand-made letterforms in the design was meant to convey the simplicity of using the Gallery’s new wiki. There’s also a visual reference to stitching, and handicrafts– a nod towards traditional collective activities like quilting. The colors vary from the Gallery’s typical scheme, because this announcement was hot, hot, hot!
Recent illustration for Portfolio magazine. Opening illustration and detail.
We LOVED working on this one, which gave us an excuse to break out our printing equipment, ink and screens. The art direction team at Portfolio wanted the art to look like Saul Bass’s opener to It’s A Mad Mad Mad World. (Check out the fantastic sequence here if you’re not familiar with the movie. It’s a.w.e.some and truly worth enjoying.)
The Yarn Flier was our stab at making a concert poster for a local production company who brings a lot of great shows to our area, including this Owen show. One ball of yarn + one upcoming show + masking tape = hours of Gluekit fun. This was a really neat poster to undertake, and we hoped that perhaps it would inspire further knit graffiti on our part. Not so (at least yet). We did like a number of photographs that we took of the project, so we are sharing both the final product (incorporated into the flier) and some close-ups.
Here’s an Open House postcard created for the Yale University Art Gallery. This particular postcard features the Gallery’s color scheme (beautiful blue, black, and white) and some bold cut paper type.
With Spring on it’s way, it’s time to start making art… (really, it’s always a good time, but there’s plenty of inspiration growing up these days). This great design by Dustin Hostetler (aka UPSO), formerly available only on t-shirts, is now available on beautiful natural tote bags ($20). A portion of the profits from this design is designated for the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, an awesome arts organization that promotes and supports the arts in Ohio. Totes and tees are both available from the Part of It.
Dustin recently told us that Faesthetic #8 is at the printers. Hey hey hey! That’s totally grand news.