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Cinema 200

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

Gluekit recently designed the cover for the 200th anniversary of the fabulous Greek film magazine Cinema. This was the first typographic cover we’ve been asked to create, and it was an absolute blast!

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In Black and Gold: Karel Martens

Posted in Calendars, Color, Museums, Yale by Gluekit on May 29, 2008


Here’s another fantastic cover from the Yale University Art Gallery typographic calendar cover series! This one was created by Karel Martens, revered Dutch graphic designer and typographic master. Martens founded and currently supervises the Werkplaats Typografie (WT) program at the ArtEZ Institute of Art in the Netherlands; two monographs, Printed Matter (1996) and Counterprint (2004), have been published about his substantial contributions to the fields of art and design.

One of the wonderful things about the calendar series has been the opportunity to juxtapose generations of designers and various approaches to typography. The Gallery¬†was honored by Martens’s Fall 2007 eye-opening contribution.

Threadless + Timbuk2 + Gluekit

Posted in Buy, Color, Fashion, Made by Gluekit on May 27, 2008

Wow! We are super super SUPER excited to have been asked to be part of a special Threadless & Timbuk2 team-up! Above is the limited edition Gluekit messenger bag (only 200 made!) produced by Timbuk2 as part of their Threadless artist team-up. We are super pleased with the way the all-over design print took to the bag and hope Timbuk2 customers will be too!

For those who can’t afford the $150 dollars for the bag, the design is also available in a wide range of super comfy tees from Threadless. We’re honored to be part of their Select line!


Cash Is Best

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Music, Published by Gluekit on May 20, 2008

Recent Gluekit illustration for Milwaukee magazine about the ten BEST concerts in Milwaukee history. Mr. Johnny Cash and June Carter won hands-down– the background is a subtle nod to the Sun Records stable.

American Idolatry in Green

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

Recent Gluekit illustration for Entertainment Weekly— always a fun client to work for! This illustration was for an article about how to breathe new life into American Idol

Grab It While You Can

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on May 13, 2008

Recent Gluekit illustration for Money magazine article about the remaining 2008 presidential candidates looking for those all-important campaign contributions.

Eye on the Prize

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Posters, Sketches by Gluekit on May 11, 2008

Recent Gluekit sketch for the 2008 Athens International Film Festival poster.

The Running Man Marathon

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Photographs, Published by Gluekit on May 10, 2008

Recent Gluekit illustration for the Boston Globe’s story, “The Marathon They Almost Cancelled.” We really loved the way this spread came together, with elements of the illustration used in the layout, thanks to great art direction from the BG’s Josue Evilla.

Star Trek: An Alternate Universe

Posted in Black and White, From the Vault, Illustrations by Gluekit on May 10, 2008

This is an alternate sketch for an illustration Gluekit did last year for Wired magazine, for a short piece reviewing the the Star Trek DVD box set. We still talk about making the Party Like a Robot shirt that we created for Data. This was a super fun sketch to mock-up (lots of scissoring and cut paper fun), but we really liked the final version that ran too.


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


Recent Gluekit illustration for Psychology Today’s May-June Neanderthink column.

You Shall Know Our Velocity!

Posted in Books, Color, Reimagined, Type by Gluekit on May 8, 2008

Here’s a Gluekit cover sketch for Dave Eggers’s novel, You Shall Know Our Velocity!

It’s a departure from the other book covers we were sketching out early last year, but we felt this book deserved something a little different and a little less constricted. So we went for it! For those who don’t know the plot, this novel is about a mad and grieving quest by two friends to distribute a whole lot of money according to a half-baked but thoroughly complex plan after the death of a close friend. It’s a sad, weird book that trades in emotion and oddness. It’s a book that’s also about the best-laid plans going awry, and a general unsticking of the characters in the reality they occupy. There’s a rapidity and unraveling rhythm to the plot, which inspired both the smudging of Eggers byline, and the haphazard use of taped-up type. One sequence of scenes in particular has stayed with us: the friends, in Africa, desperately trying to rid themselves of money, attempt to tape money to animals, people, and passing objects. It’s all inspiration…

Gluekit’s loving bright yellow these days!

Let’s Talk About Art, Baby

Posted in Color, Museums, Type, Yale by Gluekit on May 7, 2008

Type work for the Yale University Art Gallery.

In Black and Gold: Michael Perry

Posted in Calendars, Color, Type, Yale by Gluekit on May 7, 2008


Mike Perry’s most excellent Yale University Art Gallery calendar cover, part of an on-going typographic series which invites designers to render “Yale University Art Gallery” for seasonal calendar provided by the Gallery to students, patrons, and the public. For other contributions to the series by a serious roster of talented and imaginative artists, click here. And check out Mike’s site, Midwestisbest, for a closer look at his work.

Mike is also a participating designer in the Part of It project, for which he designed a classic tee, “It’s Just You and Me.” And as we reported last month, his design was also featured in the American Airways in-flight magazine.

Mike’s work is popping up everywhere, and we are thrilled to be able to feature some of his work here!

A Country Girl in New York

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on May 7, 2008

Recent Gluekit photo illustration for New York Magazine review of The Country Girl.

Photo credit: Brigitte Lacombe.

Bring on the bright lights!

Indiana Is Primary!

Posted in Color, Illustrations by Gluekit on May 6, 2008

Recent Gluekit illustration for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!

London’s Flag is Falling Down

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on May 3, 2008

Recent Gluekit illustration for Radar magazine, for an article about American expatriates making it big in Britain.