Things saved, made, and remembered...and then blogged

Full Beer Sketch: Murphys - 4/06

Going to start posting my drink and draw sessions with Emma. These usually take place at Murphy's, downtown Stamford. I try to do one sketch per beer, so here's the sketch from beer 2 last week:

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Various music related works
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Preview: Spacey, SciFi collages

I'm a big fan of science fiction. In another life I probably would have spent more of my time on my physics lessons rather than in the art studios.

I've been collecting scifi images on my computer for years (tons of folders named Hubble1, Hubble2, SciFi.Aug2014, Spacestuff, etc.). 

Here's a peak at a series of collages made with images from my collections. This is barely the tip of the iceberg...

Click on any image below for a larger view.

I'm speechless...SOH rebrand

Watching the new motion identity for Sydney Opera House is what I imagine sensory deprivation feels like...or doesn't feel like? My closest experience to being in a sensory deprivation chamber is lying in a hollowed out pile of snow listening to nothing for a while (typical for growing up in New England). The minds at Collider continue to blow my mind. I'm amazed and inspired. And speechless...just watch and enjoy.


Brand New:
New Identity for Sydney Opera House by Interbrand and Collider

Jump to 1:00 in the video for the sweet stuff, culminating at 1:49 with the breathtaking final motion. When I can find a GIF I'll post it (and probably watch it a million times). Until then, definitely check out the whole campaign from Australia's Interbrand. Some images from below!


Worth Revisiting: Sauvelle vodka from Stranger & Stranger

This is gorgeous. Tasteful gold on black for Sauvelle Vodka. I love the playful inversion of "crafted french vodka": so practical (this wine rack storage), and gives the edgy black and gold a rebellious feeling. Also, the skull and slightly seriffed font for "Sauvelle" are a nice breath of fresh air on this rounded sans-serif age. 

I'll have to look at this again tomorrow and see if I feel the same about it. I have not gotten my caffeine fix yet.

Sauvelle by Stranger & Stranger on Behance

THROWBACK: When I wanted to be a private detective

I started watching film noirs for the private detectives hunting for clues; classic Sherlock Holmes awareness and observation. The I saw Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity. 

Film had become a huge part of my life which I was at Parsons, and bad-ass women with a villainous touch have always been my favorite archetypal character. I was Beatrix Kiddo for Halloween one year, yellow track suit, prop sword, and blood splatter (all photos from that night have disappeared, lost in computer repairs or deleted social media accounts). 

So, killing two birds with ones stone, I educated myself on classic film noir Femme Fatales while documenting the development of such a powerful character. What a progressive portrayal of women! Keep an eye out for the initial timeline I created (will post soon), starting with Lillith and continuing for a long I can handle it. 

The goal is to convert this printed timeline into an interactive source of information for curious minds (naive and mature) who want to know more about the Evolution of The Femme Fatale.