this is so great… I came across Brandon Griswold, a local Graphic Designer at Fossil and owner of Honeycomb Print Shop and his Kickstarter project Manly Marks. I thought it was hilarious and so true. I love he’s local and his Kickstarter project was fully funded. Yay for you Brandon!! It is funny that letterpress is such a dirty craft on heavy machinery yet is used for weddings. Enjoy boys (and girls)!
well, lookie there… where does the time go?? FD Luxe is out and I’ve got a few little items in there. Mercantile 1925 taxidermy and tiny bowls for the Home issue are on my mind. Check it out — Enjoy y’all!
so my friends… you may have noticed it’s been a wee bit busy thus far this year and as a blessing of that is that the studio has grown. One of those new peeps is the truly lovely and uber talented Catie Conlon. Catie was lucky enough to be selected as one of the (ahem, and the youngest) illustrators at Shannon Wynne’s new restaurant Lark on the Park. There were several other AMAZING illustrators selected, in particular Narda Lebo who I worship. We’re huge fans of Shannon, Narda and Catie, of course! so needless to say Team Swoon is very proud. Congrats Catie!
about a year ago… a super stylish and talented friend left Dallas based hometown favorite Neiman Marcus art department to go work for Dallas based JCPenney. I knew at some point we would see this turn happen at JCP and I’m sure you’ve heard much about it in the media but today, I finally saw it for myself. After several Facebooks posts by above said friend, I had to see it for myself. It’s a new day people. Jonathan Adler, Conran, Pantone, Sephora taking cues from the designer collaborations of other big box retailers including the veteran of this idea Michael Graves… I think it’s fair to say JCPenney has officially made a comeback. Not fully installed in stores quite yet, you can check it out on the website. YAY for persistence and good design. I say rock on JCP, I predict a new crowd pleaser.