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Stars in Our Eyes

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on October 30, 2008

Here’s a recent Gluekit illustration about Oliver Stone’s new movie, W. that was recently published in Entertainment Weekly. It’s interesting that as the 2008 election looms, we’ve been doing quite a few illustrations that are more focused on our current president. We really liked the dogs in this one.


All About All of Us

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

Here’s a Gluekit illustration that appeared in this week’s New York magazine accompanying a review of five new biographies out this Fall. We really liked the image of John Lennon as a centerpiece, and it was lots of fun to blend in Emily Post, Rimbaud, Eminem, and Hugh Hefner— it’s not often we get to combine so many folks from different periods!

Double Yeah!

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

Here’s another Gluekit illustration that was part of the New York Magazine Fall 2008 Preview issue cover— a portrait of Josh Brolin in full Double-Ya mode in Oliver Stone’s new movie, W!

Let’s Get Logical

Posted in Buy, Color, Part of It, Photographs, Type by Gluekit on October 23, 2008

Part of It is proud to present “Logika Neutrala Facila,” a new design by the esteemable Stuart Bailey (of Dexter Sinister and Dot Dot Dot fame) now available at a special PRE-ORDER price from the PoI website. We’re thrilled to welcome Mr. Bailey to the project! He’s chosen the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in New York City to receive a portion of the profits from sales of this design. HASK does truly important work, serving meals to some of New York City’s neediest folks, and offering a range of services that can be a lifeline to those on the streets.

Portrait of Mark Ruffalo

Posted in Black and White, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on October 23, 2008

Mark Ruffalo in black and white.

This is a close up of one of the 40+ illustrations we did for the cover of New York Magazine’s 2008 Fall Preview in September. We were super excited about many of the individual images that made up the final composition, and so will be sharing some of them over the coming weeks. There’s something about the simplicity and smudgy quality of this one that we especially liked– plus the erasure of some of the defining lines hints at Ruffalo’s latest film, Blindness.

Best Before October 26, 2008

Posted in Announcement, Buy, Color, Part of It, Photographs, Type by Gluekit on October 21, 2008

We’re very happy to announce that Part of It will be celebrating Daniel Eatock’s “Best Before October 26, 2008” project, which he created to coincide with the closing of his exhibition at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania (just outside of Philly). We’re hosting a sale of Eatock’s “Alphabet” shirt at a special price but the sale will end on October 26.

This weekend we stopped by his exhibition, “Extra Medium,” which is Eatock’s first solo show in the United States. Happily, we also were able to pick up his new book, Imprint, which features his life’s work thus far and, to our happy surprise, includes his Alphabet design for Part of It!

The Era of the Mathly Monks

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

Here’s Gluekit’s illustration for Dave Itzkoff’s review of Neal Stephenson’s Anathem, published in this weekend’s New York Times Book Review!

Philip Johnson’s Glass House

Posted in Color, Photographs, Travel by Gluekit on October 17, 2008

This week Gluekit had the opportunity to tour Philip Johnson’s architectural masterpiece, The Glass House, in New Canaan, Connecticut. It was a beautiful time of year to see the estate, which features a number of interesting structures and a still significant art collection (Warhol, Stella, Chamberlain, Schnabel, etc.). There’s a nice video at CoolHunting in which RISD President John Maeda narrates a visit of the site.

The Candidate

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

Recent Gluekit illustration for Entertainment Weekly’s Must List column, featuring Robert Redford in The Candidate.

Internationally Unpopular!

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Photographs, Published by Gluekit on October 16, 2008

Here’s a Gluekit cover for an international edition of Newsweek that was published a few months ago. The lead story is about the world’s most popular unpopular leaders. We really loved that we could incorporate a brick background and some graffiti tags into this cover.

Moustachios On Parade

Posted in Color, Consumption, Photographs, Travel by Gluekit on October 15, 2008

When we were in LA over the summer, we had a great time hunting through some really cool bookstores and shops. One of the things we planned to do when we returned was feature some of our favorite finds, like this limited edition Geoff McFetridge zine, “All of Us Together Broken-Hearted,” published by Nieves (the super cool zine publisher). We picked up this gem at an awesome little shop called Ooga Booga in Chinatown. The OB was simply one of the best stores we’ve been to, packed with great books, music, and excellent items of interest! We hope to visit again soon.

Click Click Click!

Posted in Color, Exhibitions, Part of It by Gluekit on October 14, 2008

We thought we’d share a recent snapshot from the It’s Nice That “Original Format” Exhibition, currently on display at the Plymouth College of Art and Design. We blogged about it earlier this month, and were so excited to see the wonderful pictures that the It’s Nice That crew have made available of the show. This was one of our favorites from the set, and features one of the tote bags that Genevieve Gauckler designed for our Part of It project (lower right).

Rock and Roll Brothers!

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on October 9, 2008

Here’s a recent Gluekit illustration of the Jonas Brothers for Entertainment Weekly! Super popstastica!

In Black and Gold: Hort

Posted in Calendars, Museums, Type, Yale by Gluekit on October 3, 2008

The leaves are starting to change colors and there’s a chill in the air. What’s one thing to look forward to with the turn of the seasons? Another set of awesome Yale University Art Gallery covers by some of the most creative and interesting designers and graphic artists around the world. This Fall, international design super-center Hort lent their tremendous talents to creating a unique still life that mirrors and subverts traditional Autumnal displays. It’s an excellent addition to the Art Gallery Calendar Cover series!

It’s All Eyes on Film in Athens

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on October 2, 2008

The Athens International Film Festival in Athens, Greece wrapped up last week. And we were delighted to have been asked to help with their publicity efforts this year. Above is the Gluekit design that the planning committee used for promoting this year’s festival– we love the bright pink of the background they chose, the vivid blue of the iris, and the simple shapes representing the audience and director’s gaze. With so many eyes peeled for the most interesting new¬† films, we though this was a really fitting poster.

Want to see one of the alternative proposals? Here ya go!

Let’s Do This All Together!

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on October 1, 2008

Recent Gluekit spread about collaborative online tools for Inc. magazine with detail, above.

We really enjoyed working on this piece, especially because we were able to use some of our favorite graphic elements: silohuettes, handmade text and doodles, speech bubbles, pushpins, sticky notes, and some of our own travel snapshots!