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Band of Horses

Posted in Color, Music by Gluekit on December 28, 2007


It seems like ages ago, but maybe it was only November when Gluekit went to see Band of Horses. Here at long last is our illustration. We actually wanted to do something playful about the Band of Beards but the pretty horses were just too appealing. We settled with some flowing manes.

Gluekit likes shimmery stars and the ending music sequence in Legend!


Gathering No Moss

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 28, 2007


And one more thing before we forget– Gluekit had an illustration in the December 13, 2008 issue of Rolling Stone!

Subject? Social networking sites for sub-sub-subcultures.

Gluekit likes getting rocking assignments and hopes the new year brings us many more.

Down to the Wire

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 28, 2007


Full page illustration by Gluekit, in the January 2008 issue of GQ.

Subject? Season 5 of HBO’s The Wire.

True Blue

Posted in Buy, Color, Part of It by Gluekit on December 28, 2007


Inherit the Wind Tote Bag. Now available at Part of It. ($20.00)

Designed by Mark Owens (Life of the Mind) to highlight wind power and other renewable energy sources. Sales benefit the American Wind Energy Association.

Gluekit likes royal blue skies, messages of hope, and beautiful bags for thoughtful causes.

Family Day

Posted in Color, Museums, Type, Yale by Gluekit on December 20, 2007

Happy little triangle families and bright blue dotted shadow paths! It’s Family Day (at the Yale University Art Gallery). Courtesy of our friend the potato print, in conjunction with a nice palette of paint and some fresh  brushes.

Gushing Oil, Dripping Glue

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 20, 2007


Gluekit did the Culture Pages opener for New York magazine. Exciting! Helena Bonham’s tresses are nothing short than terrifying in the new Sweeney Todd.

Gluekit loves New York, big apples, and bright washes of color.

Poli-Sci-Fi or Planetary Politics?

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on December 18, 2007


Gluekit was really excited to see our work printed in the Sunday Book Review of the New York Times, for a snappy article that served as a sci fi reader’s advisory for various political figures. The illustration was a lot of fun to work on, especially playing with the robots and monsters!

Gluekit likes outer space ideas and classic sci fi imagery.

In the Vein of van der Velden

Posted in Black and White, Color, Events, Photographs, Yale by Gluekit on December 17, 2007

Daniel van der Velden lecture

The above image shows a striking poster tacked up on a bulletin board and designed by Yale School of Art Graphic Design MFA students Daniel Harding and Tomas Celizna, for a talk by Dutch designer Daniel van der Velden. The poster plays with van der Velden’s play with the iconic imagery of  the Principality of Sealand.

We made our own alterations to the photograph with a diagonal overlay of color which references the covers van der Velden did for Archis magazine which we were quite smitten with.

Gluekit likes those Dutch design lectures!

Inherit the Wind

Posted in Buy, Color, Fashion, Part of It by Gluekit on December 16, 2007


The Inherit the Wind tee (mocked-up above) and tote, designed by Mark Owens, benefit the American Wind Energy Association. Now available at Part of It.

Literary buffs and biblical proverb lovers alike– as well as renewable energy supporters– are bound to like this clean source of inspiration. It’s a serene shirt promoting and supporting a cleaner, greener, less toxic energy source. And that means blue skies for you and me.

Gluekit likes to be inspired!

In Black and Gold: DIY

Posted in Calendars, Color, Type, Yale by Gluekit on December 15, 2007


Here’s another excellent cover from the Yale University Art Gallery calendar series. This one’s by DIY, an awesome Swiss graphic design studio that does amazing projects, illustrations, and design work.  This cover highlights their rad three-dimensional approach.

That’s Great, It Starts With An Earthquake…

Posted in Announcement, Black and White, Published by Gluekit on December 10, 2007


Faesthetic #7 just dropped and is now available, friendly folks. Buy it now and check out the reams of great art, including our piece above. The issue is a super doomsday art feast and is guaranteed to rock your world in red, black and white. Isn’t that a zebra reading a newspaper?

Here at Gluekit, we are really stoked about our submission. Honestly, Doomsday was a little dark for us. So after grappling in the dark and at the sewing machine, we went back to our roots. It worked for us, and we hope folks will enjoy the finished project.

Gluekit likes hand-drawn pattern-making, photography, and default graphic design!

Diversity Is In Everyone’s Hands

Posted in Black and White, Published, Type by Gluekit on December 7, 2007


Gluekit was excited to be asked to create a cover for the Fall 2007 issue of the RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage. And here it is!

The issue focused on collecting and documenting the histories of diverse communities, and we tried to create a cover that illuminates how identity is constructed from component parts; it’s through various configurations, and assorted, collective efforts that diversity roots itself and takes hold. Whoo-hoo!