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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.