Thursday, October 27, 2011

Invisible Creature: Don & Ryan Clark

If you have good taste in music (or design) then you've more than often come across some of the amazing work by Invisible Creature. Brothers Don and Ryan Clark, influenced by generations of creative passion and skill, combined their love and time in the music scene with design and settled in Seattle’s ever-blossoming artistic frontier. After years of experience and growth with their first company, Asterik Studio, the brothers split from their good friends and launched Invisible Creatures together.

Since then Invisible Creatures has received 4 Grammy nominations for music packaging, and have worked with clients such as Target, Nike, New York Times, Esquire, Wired, Interscope, Sony, Universal, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, Nordstrom and MTV- to name a few. Their work has also been featured in the pages of Print, HOW, Communication Arts, IdN, Step, in addition to publications of the hard-bound variety by publishers such as Chronicle, Juxtapoz, Die Gestalten Verlag and Fantagraphics.

They're style is clean yet colorful, packed yet controlled.  I guess you could compare it to that of good punk music, which they also succeed in creating.

If you're not impressed by their long list of high end clients, featured publications, or awards then check out the work for yourself. I personally guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Designer of the Day: Ryan Keightley

I ran across a piece by Ryan in my usual blog stalking for the day and immediately had to find out more about him. Ryan Keightley, a recent graduate of the University of Florida, is the mind behind some really great design in a very wide range of areas. When I first clicked on the link to his website, I was expecting to see the usual work of a recent grad; being mostly a plethora of print pieces with a couple of identity and web projects thrown in the mix. Clearly, Ryan wasn't the typical recent grad. His website includes experimental (and very well done) projects ranging from furniture, publications, identity, illustration, informational, apparel, packaging, industrial, toys, signage, and photography. Incredible! I was floored by his range of project experience but it just proves that a truly good designer can design anything well.

Presently, Ryan is looking to be hired, but I would bet money that he'll have a number of great studios looking to swoop him up quickly. This kind of talent won't go unnoticed very long. Take a look at some of his pieces below.

You can also view more of his work at

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

-Steve Jobs

Thank you. Thank you for your grace, intelligence, creativity, and courage. Thank you for creating the tools that allow me to do what I love everyday. Thank you for sharing your life.


Ode To a Letter

Vincent de Boer loves letters so much he just had to let them know how he felt. For his "Ode To a Letter" Vincent wrote a letter to each of the 26 characters of the alphabet, starting with ‘Dear A…’, Dear B..’,’Dear C…’ etc. For these letters he used the most personal typography he has, his own handwriting. A  3D-wooden sculpture was created for each single character to accompany the letter as well.

Someday, I'll let letters know how I feel. For now I'll just enjoy this great project.

You can view some of Vincent de Boer's other projects HERE.

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