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Wall Street Isn’t Looking So Good!

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on June 20, 2008

Recent Gluekit illustration for New York magazine article about the downward spiral of Wall Street and the US economy. The column chronicled a whole lot of bad news– we thought it sounded pretty earth-shattering– so we came up with a cracked patina to give the illustration a doomed, apocalyptic feel.

Kissing Lindsay Lohan

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on June 18, 2008

Recent Gluekit illustration for Rolling Stone’s Top 10 list!

The story focused on Lindsay Lohan‘s reported kissing and snuggling with Samantha Ronson, and the coincidental popularity of Katy Perry’s single “I Kissed A Girl.”

Nun of That!

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on June 18, 2008

Recent Gluekit illustration for Milwaukee Magazine’s July 2008 report “Devil in Disguise: The Nun Who Abused Boys.”  The subject matter is gruesome and tragic, which can be difficult themes to illustrate thoughtfully and respectfully. Luckily, we had some great art direction for this piece, which helped bring it to a good place.

News of the Week!

Posted in Color, Covers, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on June 17, 2008

Hot off the presses! We are supremely excited and thrilled to have created this week’s Newsweek cover!

It was a terrific experience, especially since we were guided in our work by thoughtful and precise art direction. A good dollop of humor goes a long way, especially when accompanied by a clear and articulated concept– collaboration heaven! And for our international friends, we also did the overseas cover, which features the world’s most popular unpopular leaders. So, happily, this week we can say we’ve got everyone covered!

Part of It: Resistance is Fertile

Posted in Buy, Color, Fashion, Part of It, Photographs by Gluekit on June 10, 2008

Adrian Johnson’s wonderful “Resistance is Fertile” design is now available on totes and t-shirts at Part of It! These are perfect summer items with a terrific message and a smart graphic. The bags are printed on natural totes ($20.00); tees are silver grey in a variety of Unisex sizes ($28). Adrian’s selected WWF to benefit from sales of products with this design. We love the new totes and tees, and hope you will too!

In Black and Gold: Parra

Posted in Calendars, Color, Museums, Type, Yale by Gluekit on June 10, 2008

Parra’s recent cover for the Summer 2008 Yale University Art Gallery calendar cover series.

We are big fans of Parra and love his smooth lines whether they are black and gold or hot pink, orange and electric blue!

It’s Bikini Season!

Posted in Black and White, Color, Photographs, Published by Gluekit on June 10, 2008

Super sweltering hotness! Time to break out the bikinis, and what better to page through when you’re lounging in the shade than a fresh and juicy new issue of Faesthetic!? This is a golden issue chockful of infinite goodness from a whole smackload of artists, including our own contribution (sneaky peek above). Rad Mountain provided a bright and shiny cover which we just adore.

Available right now for ten bucks!

Friends of P Launches!

Posted in Announcement, Collaborations, Color, Music, Part of It, Type by Gluekit on June 10, 2008

Hey there, friends! A great new project for a super good cause– the Friends of P site is now live!

The brainchild of Yvonne Jukes, Garrett Morin, & Ryan Waller, Friends of P is an awesome project to raise funds for the Lupus Foundation of America, in honor of their mutual friend P.  The site features a great cover of The Rentals song “Friends of P” done by Toyko Police Club (watch the little record-player spin!) and the first fifty donations of $15.00 receive a complimentary (and hottt!) tote bag with a limited edition design by Garrett and Ryan, both highly admired contributors to our Part of It project. Help out a good cause and donate today!

And for those who aren’t among the first fifty donations? The tote is now available at the Part of It site.

Part of It: Make Some Noise

Posted in Buy, Color, Part of It, Photographs, Type by Gluekit on June 8, 2008

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We’re proud and very happy to announce that Wyeth Hansen’s design for Part of It, “Make Some Noise!” is now available on both natural tote bags (above, $20) and comfy unisex t-shirts ($28). The shirts are a bright white tee, which is perfect for summer sporting! It’s a really sparkling design sure to amp up enthusiasm wherever it goes! A portion of the profits will go to Wyeth’s chosen recipient, the Fresno Arts Council in Fresno, California.

Available now at Part of It. Check it out!

Celebration with Distinction

Posted in Color, Museums, Type, Yale by Gluekit on June 4, 2008

Here’s a postcard featuring some type play created for the Yale University Art Gallery. The event being promoted with this postcard was an end-of-the-year celebration for students involved at the Gallery, and their families. The play with angles and curves– which often occurs in type created for the Gallery– reference the Louis Kahn building in which part of the Gallery is housed.

Threadless “True Love” On Sale!

Posted in Buy, Color, Fashion, Made, Type by Gluekit on June 4, 2008

By the way, the design we did for Threadless is on sale this week as part of their giganto Summer Blockbuster Sale for a delicious $12.00!

We just got ours in the mail today and are so happy with the way they turned out. We hope you will be too if you decide to order one– Threadless prints in separate editions so this is your chance to snap up a first edition of the tee!

In Black and Gold: Seymour Chwast

Posted in Calendars, Color, Illustrations, Museums, Type, Yale by Gluekit on June 3, 2008

Summer 2008 has brought another onslaught of brilliant designs for the Yale University Art Gallery’s Calendar Cover Series. Three artists created designs for this season’s calendar, which we’ll be rolling out this week for your viewing pleasure!

Our first design is from Seymour Chwast, and features his current interest in intricate all-over patterning. Chwast founded Pushpin Studios in 1954, and together with co-founders Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel, went on to create some of the most sizzling graphics of the late twentieth century. Gluekit is a huge fan of the studio’s Push Pin Graphic, which paved the way for many of the studio and designer zines of today. Great stuff– and look out below!

Swing Kids!

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on June 2, 2008

Gluekit illustration about the show Swingtown in this week’s New York magazine.

We really loved the abstract pattern play, and color shifts. Groovy!

In Black and Gold: Ryan Waller

Posted in Calendars, Color, Museums, Type, Yale by Gluekit on June 2, 2008

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Last Spring, Mr. Ryan Waller did a most excellent and spring-a-licious design for the Yale University Art Gallery’s Calendar Cover Series. As he does so well, Ryan brought a sense of humor and a fine eye for detail and fun to the party. 

Also be sure to check out Ryan’s shirts and totebags (Library and Museum), available from Part of it.

Part of It: Let’s Be Honest

Posted in Buy, Color, Fashion, Part of It, Photographs, Type by Gluekit on June 1, 2008

We are soooo excited to release the next product for the Part of It project– smashing “Let’s Be Honest” tees and totes designed by graphic designers Ken Meier and David Yun.

We think it’s a statement everyone can support, especially in this all-important election year in the States. The totes, as above, are printed on a ravishing apple red with white Caslon type ($20), while the tees are on a fine azure blue ($28). On a purely personal level, both items are a great reminder in any context that honesty is the best policy. A portion of the sales benefit Free Press, a US-based, non-partisan organization that promotes decentralized broadcasting and works to reform the media.

Available now at Part of It!

Dance By Numbers

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on June 1, 2008

Here’s a Gluekit illustration from earlier this year. This was for a spot in Billboard, for an article about the best use of popular music in television and movies. The classic ending of the Sopranos set a perfect stage for the piece.

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