Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pre-made Etsy Shop Design

Maybe you've opened up an Etsy shop, but still need the graphics to make it unique. Are you just starting out and don't want to break the bank? Do you like Mid-century Modern design? Then you'll want to check out this deal. For $30 you can get a ton of matching graphics in this stylish orange and aqua Atomic Diamond theme kit. Granted, it isn't exclusive, but if you're just starting out and you want something professional, something bold and eye-catching with a solid vintage flair, then this might just be your solution. You can purchase this design through the Vintage 66 Etsy Shop, or you can simply visit the regular Vintage 66 website and fill out the handy contact form, and I will get back to you with details. I also have a deluxe version that comes with 1,000 business cards shipped to your door for $80, and of course, I can do custom designs for your Etsy shop, regular website or blog.

Etsy shop  graphics kit; deluxe edition with printed business cards is also available.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Project: Hellbetty Postcards

This is a variation on a postcard design I did recently for Hellbetty Jewelry. They are releasing a new product called wine charms, which are like bling for your wine glass, but each one is different so you can also use it to identify your glass at a party if you set it down for a minute. These cards are multipurpose, since they are not only promotional postcards, but they serve as the product packaging card as well. Wine charms will  soon be available in sets of six at select locations and directly form Hellbetty as well.

Promotional postcard for the new wine charms from Hellbetty Jewelry.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Project: Atomic City Whimsy

I just finished up this double-sided business card design for Atomic City Whimsy on Etsy. They specialize in cool vintage decor, handmade jewelry and crushed glass art. They've got some real nifty stuff, so you'll want to check them out from time to time. 

As for the design itself, we went with a bold mid-century modern look featuring a solid populuxe flavor, with this strong diamond pattern in orange and aqua, and finished it off with a couple of tasty retro fonts (Dairyland & Mister Television) from Font Diner.

The new business card design for Atomic City Whimsy.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Today is the late Dr. Seuss' birthday, he would have been 108. It feels like I should have so much to say about an artist that I hold in such high esteem, but honestly, is there anything that hasn't already been said about the good doctor and his contribution to the art and literary worlds? Is there any praise that hasn't already been heaped on him many times over? I can't think of a thing, and so I will simply let his own artwork speak, and I think nothing would be more apropos than a selection of images from his 1959 book, The Birthday Bird (from Random House Books). Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, or Mr. Geisel if you prefer.

The legendary Birthday Bird of Katroo, by Dr. Seuss.

The Birthday Bird enjoying the slow moving birthday Smorgasbord.

The Birthday Bird, the birthday boy, and a couple of one-horned goat-like things.