Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ice Skating in Bryant Park


Here is a lighthearted poster I designed at work back in February. The event unfortunately got canceled so the poster was killed as well. I was thinking of combining a pair of skates with something that represents Bryant Park... then the green folding chair came to mind! The darling font is the ever-popular Museo and Museo Sans from exljbris Font Foundry – 3 weights are generously available for free! I love how the designer added whimsy and character to the geometric form by playing with the placement of serifs.

More posts on Japan to come later...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Help Japan {Part 3}

Today I want to share with you some lovely handmade goodies to support the relief efforts in Japan!
  1.  Thousand Cranes Cards from TOTA Press: Gorgeous hand-letterpressed notecards by NYC designer Tomoko Takahashi. 100% proceeds donated to the American Red Cross:

  2. Etsy: Over 3,000 items dedicating all or part of the proceeds to the relief efforts:

  3. Enter “japan relief” or “japan earthquake” in the top left search bar for more goodies:
This past week, amidst all the tragedy unfolding, I have been saved and inspired again and again by the compassion of those around me, the generosity of all those involved in the relief efforts, and the strength of the surviving victims. Yes, we will get through this. Together.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Help Japan {Part 2}

As I was creating this post, another large earthquake (M6.4) just hit the Shizuoka/Yamanashi area just West of Tokyo. The Fukushima Nuclear Plant situation is getting worse, causing thousands of people to evacuate the area and brace for the worst. The official death toll has surpassed 3,300, with 7,000+ still unaccounted for. 460,000+ people are still in shelters with little or no food, water, heat, gasoline, medicine, or means of communication. I am reposting how you can help, with more options (thanks monkey for the suggestion).

Monday, March 14, 2011

Help Japan

It is day 4 since the first earthquake. The tremors and tsunamis have not stopped. The Fukushima Nuclear Plant is in a meltdown. 10,000+ people are still missing. 460,000+ people are still waiting to be rescued with no food, water, or heat. Please keep sending your prayers. Here are some other ways to help:
I do have a bunch of my regular art and typography work to post, but have been finding it very difficult to do so in light of what is happening. Hope you are all well, my friends.

    Friday, March 11, 2011

    Shaken...

    Sending my heartfelt prayers to all those affected by the earthquake and tsunami... thankfully I have been able to confirm the safety of most of my family and friends, but my heart still aches for all others whose lives have been turned upside down.

    Monday, March 07, 2011

    Under the Puerto Rican Sun

    Happy March! I am back from Puerto Rico with a surprisingly subtle tan and a few happy revelations:
    1. If you live in New York, late February is a perfect time to escape to somewhere warm.
    2. Likeminded friends whom you can enjoy vacationing with, are godsends.
    3. Good mofongo beats mashed potatoes in the comfort food faceoff. 
    4. I still don’t see myself driving a car, ever.
    5. My blog needs to remain an honest and stress-free outlet, if I want it to last. As such, I will continue to post regularly but no longer force myself to do that five times a week.