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Blood Lines and Babies

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


Gluekit has an illustration in the February 1 issue of Entertainment Weekly (p. 52) currently on newsstands everywhere. The illustration, for a Movies section article that speculates on the final scenes of a flock of popular 2007 films, features key characters from Juno, There Will be Blood, Atonement and No Country for Old Men.

Gluekit loves stripes and pop culture collages.


Women Artists

Posted in Black and White, Color, Events, Type, Yale by Gluekit on January 22, 2008


Here we have a poster designed for a Yale University Art Gallery event that takes a closer look at great works of art by women.

We especially liked designing this type because of the contrast between the bulbous rounds and the sharp angled letter forms. X marks the spot where it all comes together– crossing boundaries, invoking new contexts, building up an alphabet bit by bit.

From the Vault: Pegasus

Posted in Collage, Color, From the Vault by Gluekit on January 21, 2008


Backing up the hard drives and clearing up some disk space for new projects always opens the door to discovery. Here’s a Gluekit sketch from 2004.

Time really does fly (like a pegasus?) when we’re having fun.

Gluekit likes mirrors, reflections, and floating silhouettes.

Taking Good On the Road

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


Gluekit has a piece in this month’s issue of Good Magazine!

Did you know if you subscribe to Good, you can donate 100% of the money from your subscription to a nonprofit? Everything from Room to Read to Teach for America and Dave Eggers’ 826 Valencia— it’s a  pretty darn sweet deal. Good is good like that.

Gluekit loves good boys and girls, good people, and illustratin’ for good causes.

Monster Knitting

Posted in Black and White, Sketches by Gluekit on January 16, 2008


The title pretty much says it all. This is a she-monster though. There’s also a nice sketch of a he-monster wearing the nice warm scarf she’s a-knitting, but that’s for another post on another day.

Gluekit likes notebook dreaming and scribbling droll images during excruciating long plane delays!

Cruising On Top

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on January 10, 2008


Whoop whoop! There’s a photo illustration by Gluekit in the New York Times Book Review section today, illustrating a review of  “Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography.” The illustration is based on a photograph by Paul White, Assoc. Press.

Gluekit loves crazy patterns, hypnotizing colors, and working for the NYTBR!

Object Lessons

Posted in Books, Color, Design, Photographs, Yale by Gluekit on January 8, 2008


Object Lessons includes essays by Jessica Stockholder, Tim Barringer, Karsten Harries, Jeffrey C. Alexander and Christine Mehring and grows out of an innovative gallery talk series that offered scholars from across Yale’s disciplines the opportunity to give a scholarly paper about any object from the Yale University Art Gallery’s robust collections. Their reflections are the heart of this tiny book which measures just 4.75 x 6.75 inches and comes in at 112 pages. 

The typeface used for the title typography was designed by Eric Olson of Process Type Foundry (as an aside: we will miss Olson and his wife Nicole’s adorable website love, charlie – RIP).

What a Letter Holder!

Posted in Buy, Color, Part of It, Type by Gluekit on January 6, 2008


Twenty-Oh-Eight is a perfect time to think seriously about how you’re going to cart around all your favorite stuffed animals and love letters. What about those holiday goodies– that sweater from your Grammy, those hefty handmade mittens from your best friend that need a handy safety place when you’re indoors? Purchasing an Alphabet tote (designed by Daniel Eatock – check out his Picture of the Week Collection) is a great way to show you care about folks with dyslexia and promoting literacy, while sporting a thoroughly practical accessory. Spread a message of positivity while you’re on the subway or bagging your groceries in the new year.

Daniel’s tote is available at Part of It ($20.00). A portion of the profits from the sale of the bag will be donated to the International Dyslexia Association.

Entertaining in 2008

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on January 5, 2008


Gluekit did the opener illustration for the Jan 11 2008 issue of Entertainment Weekly’s News and Notes section.  The article’s basically a fictitious 2008 forecast through pop culture territory, and it was really fun to work on. Stephen Colbert makes us laugh. Christian Bale’s Batman scares us. Frolicking unicorns are just awesome any way you cut it. It’s going to be a good year, clearly and all jokes aside, so happy 2008!

Gluekit loves winter holidays, and seeing our illustrations on newstands everywhere!