I’ve been meaning to write about this guy for awhile. I became interested in the work of Ed Ruscha over a year ago when CBS Sunday Morning did a piece on his work (side note: everyone should be watching CBS Sunday Morning). I love his use of type and lettering on vast, romantic landscapes.
Finally got my portfolio up and running! Here’s a sample of my packaging design. Inspired by my home city of Boston each bar is wrapped in an iconic Bostonian image. The shipping box is easily transformed into a display. You can check out more of my work at courtneyenos.com.
So, I’m only about a year and a half behind on this item. Last week I was in Sephora contemplating a new perfume purchase (one of the few items I splurge on despite my student-sized budget), when I came across 21 Drops. While I didn’t walk out with a new scent, I was really inspired by the great packaging by Creative Director Amy Ilyse Rosenthal. Fantastic use of color on craft paper that I haven’t seen before. And I love the building-block aspect of the packages.
Check out these cool liquor bottles designed by Ampersand in Austin Texas (which I found on The Dieline). I love how they were able to make such different design choices for each label while maintaining a connection through the unique shape of the label as well as the name, “Spirit of Texas” on the bottom. Perhaps I should move to Austin and aggressively pursue a career working at Ampersand.
Since officially graduating this week I’ve been spending a lot of time pondering business card designs. Above are a couple of the best designs I found over at Oh So Beautiful Paper. The top was designed by and for online shop Antiquaria, and the lovely dip dyed cards on the bottom were made by Jordan from Oh Happy Day.
I’ve been a fan of Sarah Parrot’s work for a few years. Her simple, classic designs make me want to leave New York and start my own letterpress studio where I could make beautifully designed stationary. Oh yeah, and her hand lettering on this card makes me want to get back to my own lettering work.
Graduation is only 6 months away! So I’ve started thinking about creating personal business cards and letterheads and such. I thought this design for Myriann Hotels by Foundry Collective was wonderful.
Check out this infographic take on a calendar. This project combines so many things I love about design. I would recommend heading over to Marius Wathne’s site to take a look at the whole project and check out his other work.
I finally had a chance to check out Hatch Show Prints. Great inspiration for classic country, vintage-style posters.
I JUST found out the lovely lady behind Type Truck, the traveling moveable type project, will be coming to Brooklyn this weekend! Between all my school projects I’m going to have to see if I can squeeze in some time to drop into Brooklyn Flea for a visit.