keep calm and rock on

January 20, 2010 in design, typography by rachaelrice

i love the “KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON” world war ii motivational posters (which apparently were never actually used), yet spawned dozens of spinoffs…here are two of my favorites:

GET EXCITED AND MAKE THINGS

GET EXCITED AND MAKE THINGS

KEEP CALM AND ROCK ON

KEEP CALM AND ROCK ON

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happy new year!

January 18, 2010 in design by rachaelrice

I have made some deep intentions for this new year.  I am ready to live a more creative life.

I will keep you posted.

Intention Poster

words of wisdom

concert posters i have made

October 13, 2009 in design, music, photography by rachaelrice

Here are some examples of my promotional materials for my own band(s) and events:

Concert Poster Collage using original record purchased from Exile on Main Street in Barre, VT

Concert Poster Collage using original record purchased from Exile on Main Street in Barre, VT -- this is the one that went in the window of Langdon Street Cafe in Montpelier.

Detail of Some Girls Concert Poster Collage

Detail of Some Girls Concert Poster Collage

Poster for Documentary Film about Koko Taylor

Poster for Documentary Film about Koko Taylor

Concert Poster for my Opening Show for Birdie Busch -- showcasing my Poladroid fascination

Concert Poster for my Opening Show for Birdie Busch -- showcasing my Poladroid fascination

Concert Poster for Claire's of Hardwick

Concert Poster for Claire's of Hardwick

Concert Poster

Concert Poster Design for a Solo Show

Concert Poster Design

Concert Poster Design

Poster Design for Daniel Haley

Poster Design for Daniel Haley

Concert Poster for Daniel Haley

Concert Poster for Daniel Haley

Concert Poster

Concert Poster

Poster design for Katie Trautz

Poster design for Katie Trautz

CD Jacket Design for The House Carpenters: simple, effective, and cheap to print, glue and fold!

CD Jacket Design for The House Carpenters: simple, effective, and cheap to print, glue and fold!

Concert Poster

Concert Poster

Poster Design for Anais Mitchell

Poster Design for Anais Mitchell

Concert Poster for Dave Keller Solo Shows

Concert Poster for Dave Keller Solo Shows

Concert Poster for Dave Keller Band

Concert Poster for Dave Keller Band

Concert Poster

Concert Poster

Concert Poster Design for The ImproVisions

Concert Poster Design for The ImproVisions

Concert Poster for the ImproVisions

Concert Poster for the ImproVisions

Concert Poster

Concert Poster

Concert Poster for Show at Higher Ground

Concert Poster for Show at Higher Ground

dendrochronology, tree rings, and art

August 20, 2009 in craft, decor, design, nature by rachaelrice

i truly cannot comprehend how an acorn can become a tree.  but more on my acorn obsession later.

because right now i’m completely captivated by tree rings.

Bryan Nash Gill's "Hemlock 82" print

Bryan Nash Gill's "Hemlock 82" print

dendrochronology

dendrochronology

dendrochronology or tree-ring dating is the method of scientific dating based on the analysis of tree-ring growth patterns.

Chris Harrison made “digg rings” by visually representing the “most dugg” stories of the day for one year.  i don’t really get it either but you can read about it here.  but  i dig the graphics he made:

digg rings

digg rings

Tracy Melton's tree ring paintings

Tracy Melton's tree ring paintings

tree-ring themed poster design i made for the band The House Carpenters

tree-ring themed poster design i made for the band The House Carpenters

creative architecture

August 4, 2009 in design, photography by rachaelrice

when i vacation in dubai, i will stay at the hotel atlantis:

someday...

someday...

...maybe?

...maybe?

psychedelic retro vintage rock posters

July 8, 2009 in design, music by rachaelrice

i will always love retro psychedelic rock and movie posters.

but Tadanori Yokoo took it to a whole nutha level:

Emerson, Lake & Palmer concert poster, 1972

Emerson, Lake & Palmer concert poster, 1972

Movie poster: "The Trip" with Peter Fonda

Movie poster: "The Trip" with Peter Fonda, 1968

i mean, how crazy are these?  i love the how the registration is deliberately off, like in those turn-of-the-century offset screen prints or the WPA propaganda posters from the 30’s and 40’s.

"The Trip"

"The Trip", 1968

[and is it just me or does the woman in this poster totally look like Marie-Louise Parker?]

"Cochin Moon", 1978

"Cochin Moon", 1978

pretty sure they were done without Adobe Illustrator.  this gives me hope.

(images via pinktentacle.  even more TY awesomeness here)

periodic table of typefaces

July 5, 2009 in design, typography by rachaelrice

see the full-size version here
periodic table of typefaces from squidspot.comperiodic table of typefaces from squidspot.com