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Star Lite, Star Bright!

Posted in Color, Covers, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 31, 2008

Cover for Guardian Guide by Gluekit, 2008

Recent Gluekit work: a cover illustration for the UK Guardian’s Guide! Their cover series features some really great work, and we were super happy to join their happy ranks. This issue was published a few weeks ago; it’s a nice poppy end of the year crunch to 2008, chock full of plenty of memorable celebrities and characters. It’s always a treat to see what’s on the end of year countdowns.

Happy 2009 from Gluekit!

Back in the Day (But Not Too Far) : Ken Meier

Posted in Color, Design, Events, Exhibitions, Photographs, Yale by Gluekit on December 31, 2008

One of the fun things we did this year was attend the 2008 Yale MFA Graphic Design thesis show, something we try to see each and every year. It’s always a pleasure to see new and exciting work, and this year offered plenty of inspiration. Here’s a snapshot of some of Ken Meier’s work from the show– good stuff!

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Spike Lee Portrait

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 29, 2008

Spike Lee Photo Illustration for New York Magazine, Gluekit 2008

Photo illustration of Spike Lee, created by Gluekit for New York magazine’s 2008 Fall Preview issue. (Original photo by Mathew Imaging/WireImage)

TomKat Portrait

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 29, 2008

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Photo-illustration of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise by Gluekit. One of the images we used for the cover of the New York Magazine’s 2008 Fall Preview issue. (Original photo © David Crotty/PatrickMcMullan.com.)

Babies Rock and an Acute Triangle

Posted in Color, Made, Photographs by Gluekit on December 29, 2008

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Gluekit created this special edition “Babies Rock” onesie and “Acute Triangle” diaper tote for some very special friends this year.

(The Babies Rock illustration was created by Miss Amy Jean Porter, and was originally used for Gluekit’s “Mountains Rock!” t-shirts. )

Sweet Pup’o’Mine

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 28, 2008

Everyone loves a cute dog, don’t they? Here’s a Gluekit photo illustration of a sweet pup that we created  for New York Magazine’s 2008 Fall Preview cover. He’s so adorable!

Watercolor Splashes

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 27, 2008

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Recent Gluekit illustration for Zelda Kaplan’s “Cultural Czarina” column in Out magazine. This one focused on the movie Breakfast with Scot, drag diva Joey Arias, and singer Nikka Costa.

Che Guevara and Debussy to A Disco Beat

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 26, 2008

Gluekit illustration of Benecio Del Toro as Che Guevara in Stephen Soderbergh’s 2008 film, Che. This photo-illustration was produced as part of New York Magazine’s Fall Preview issue.

Gluekit Sketchel

Posted in Buy, Color, Patterns, Textiles by Gluekit on December 26, 2008

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Jeremyville’s Sketchel project has launched a second series of one-off (supremely limited edition) messenger bags. Graphic makers from around the world have contributed to the project, creating a rainbow of messenger bags for every taste and outfit. There are still a few Gluekit sketchels available from Series One, including the peachy one above. Britney, tigers, and computer iconography? Yes indeed! Click here for Gluekit’s contributions, filed under “Christopher Sleboda” and get your very own special edition bag.

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Happy Holidays!

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 25, 2008

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Time for dashing through the snow! Here’s a recent Gluekit illustration for Philadelphia Magazine about thePhilly’s annual Santa Run. Keep those beards on, kids!

Eminem Portrait

Posted in Black and White, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 24, 2008

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Photo-illustration of Eminem by Gluekit, created for New York Magazine’s 2008 Fall Preview cover.

Number Ones with a Bullet

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 23, 2008

Tennis Magazine Illustration by Gluekit, 2008

Recent Gluekit illustration of Rafael Nadal and Jelena Jankovic for Tennis Magazine!

TV On The Radio Portrait

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 22, 2008

TV On the Radio illustration by Gluekit. This image was part of the 2008 Fall Preview cover for New York Magazine.

Part of It: More Tote Bag News!

Posted in Announcement, Part of It by Gluekit on December 21, 2008

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As long as we’re previewing some of the new Part of It tote bag designs, let’s take a gander at another sweet set. You may recognize the DIY bag from our last post; coupled with it here is Jim Datz’s most awesome “No Grief for My Reef” tote. Aw yah. Stay tuned for the actual launch and your chance to snatch up one of these lovely new totes!

Toe Tapping!

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

Gluekit’s High School Musical illustration for New York Magazine’s 2008 Fall Preview cover.  (We know we’re posting a lot of images from the project, but we just thought so many of them really stood nicely on their own! We’re hoping to cram the rest in before the new year… )

New Wave Hootenanny

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Sketches by Gluekit on December 19, 2008

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This was a personal illustration we created for ourselves back in the day. We’ve been posting a lot of client work lately and thought it might be nice to break up the flow with something a little different. We like owls and pretty white winter wolves against starry skies! Hoot hoot!

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In Black and Gold: Hektor

Posted in Calendars, Type, Yale by Gluekit on December 18, 2008

We just realized we never threw up the awesome Hektor cover for the Spring 2008 Yale University Art Gallery calendar. It was over a year ago that we blogged about  Jürg Lehni and the crew (Daniel Harding and Tomas Celizna) who helped tag up the Art Gallery and produce this subtly striking image. What looks straight-forward and simple– the type across the two walls– was actually the child of many calculated moves and a full day of activity. Output devices are go!


Billy Elliot Soars Again!

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 17, 2008

Gluekit photo-illustration for New York Magazine‘s 2008 Fall Preview issue. This little Billy boy really soars!

Bulls-Eye!

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 16, 2008

Mikhail Youzny Illustration by Gluekit, 2008

Recent Gluekit illustration of hotheaded Russian tennis pro Mikhail Youzhny, for Tennis Magazine.  Youzhny drew attention in April  after smashing himself in the head with a tennis racquet at the Sony Ericsson Open.

Raising the Bar

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 15, 2008

Recent Gluekit illustration for a review of the TV show Raising the Bar in New York magazine! And yes, that is Mark-Paul Gosselaar (aka Zack!) from Saved by the Bell. (We actually did another version that’s totally SVB’s out… maybe we’ll post that in the future!)

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