I am Tired, So Look at This Art and Like It

I promise to bring you a few visual nuggets from this season's Round Top trip soon, but today I am coasting on fumes. Why is Texas so hot? In "spring"??? By the time we finished walking the outdoor grounds at the flea market I felt like a burned out, dessicated husk (but a dessicated husk with a bag of burnished loot). Tomorrow I'll share our bountiful booty, but for now I'm working on recharging my copper tops.

So without further ado, here are three posters by graphic designer Hyejung Bae that are designed to -- as Karly would say -- rock your face off. 18th century style.

Created for a concert of classical music played by contemporary electronic artists, these images represent the clash -- and aesthetic resolution -- of the analog and digital worlds. I'm thinking these would be perfect for an Acid Wasp room.

Happy Monday! Back fresher than ever tomorrow.

Design Crisis: Now With Email That Works!

An embarrassingly long time ago, our email stopped working and Karly and I were both just too busy to deal with fixing it. So if you tried to email us and got a message that left you wondering if you had accidentally contacted Ice Planet Hoth instead of us: Sorry. The good news is that our email is back in full force and WE READ IT. I'm not gonna lie, a lot of it is junk. But since we turned our email back on a few weeks ago, well -- as Karly said -- it's raining awesomeness. People have given us money (we wish we could run an ad free blog, but we are poor folk), people have invited us to do stuff (Ike's nursery is up at Ohdeedoh today!), and some other super secret, super good stuff has happened, too.

We can't tell you about that part yet. Bummerz.

But rest assured that we will tell you more than you ever wanted to know about it at some point soon. And know that your email will get to us... I'm talking to you, Margaret Russell. You were trying to contact us for help running the Conde Nast empire, right?

This flurry of activity has been amazing, but I also have a giant photo job going on, so today I'm just going to have to leave you with this:

This image was made in camera (no photoshop tricks, save the vector line overlay) by Dan Mountford, a 19 graphic design wunderkind, and it pretty much sums up my state of being right now: a little fuzzy, a lot dazzled, and dreaming of fantastic adventures.

Gotta get to real work now. In the real world, there are bills to pay.

Back tomorrow with a fancier post.

Sexy Skeleton

Close your eyes and imagine... no wait, close your eyes just enough so you can still read this.. and imagine you are the CEO of a company that manufactures and produces X-Ray machines.  Fun, right?  Now imagine that the holidays have rolled around and it's time to wow your medical clients with a gift that says "thanks for buying 18 million dollars worth of x-ray machines for your hospitals."  You can't just send a fruit basket.

Enter Japanese X-Ray Machine manufacturer, EIZO.  Along with their advertising agency,  Butter, EIZO created this x-ray pinup calendar to, um, spread some holiday cheer.  Ms June is shown above.

Ms. August

Ms. September

Ms. November

For the full calendar, click HERE