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Creative Fashion.

For my birthday, Tim Palin Creative just received an amazing gift! I’m almost passed out when I opened the box. These are the best kicks EVER!!!!!!! Thank you, Andrew and Hilary!

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It’s a Glam Thing, You See.  
 Last season, I had the fortune to work on this completely fun book of nail art by celebrity manicurist, Amber Stores. For  Glam Nail Studio  (produced by my pal Catbird Productions/Kirsten Hall and published by Race Point Publishing) I wasn’t the designer, but the one who photographed the step-by-step images throughout the book.  GNS  was recently featured in  Nail Pro Magazine . 

It’s a Glam Thing, You See.

Last season, I had the fortune to work on this completely fun book of nail art by celebrity manicurist, Amber Stores. For Glam Nail Studio (produced by my pal Catbird Productions/Kirsten Hall and published by Race Point Publishing) I wasn’t the designer, but the one who photographed the step-by-step images throughout the book. GNS was recently featured in Nail Pro Magazine

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I have a crush on an album cover.  
 Say what you will about Bjork and her airport antics and red carpet … moments. Take or leave her insanely “specific” music. But one thing that can’t be argued is how beautiful and original her album covers are. The cover of  Biophilia  spins me around and flips me upside down every time I see it. The soft dreamy hair and fashion against the razor sharp celestial art motif is mesmerizing.   Also, her belt is a harp. Come on! That’s awesome!

I have a crush on an album cover.

Say what you will about Bjork and her airport antics and red carpet … moments. Take or leave her insanely “specific” music. But one thing that can’t be argued is how beautiful and original her album covers are. The cover of Biophilia spins me around and flips me upside down every time I see it. The soft dreamy hair and fashion against the razor sharp celestial art motif is mesmerizing. 

Also, her belt is a harp. Come on! That’s awesome!

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Print in Print!   It’s always exciting to see a book I designed get some press! Congratulations to the whole team, especially author Katherine Gleason! Go Katherine!   Here’s the write-up.

Print in Print!

It’s always exciting to see a book I designed get some press! Congratulations to the whole team, especially author Katherine Gleason! Go Katherine!

Here’s the write-up.

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McQueen Moment!

Anyone who knows me, can tell you I’ve been a die-hard Grace Jones fan since I was a kid. In recent years, I’ve been in awe of Philip Treacy’s brilliant hats. So, naturally this clip and these pictures have me a little weak in the knees right now!

Recently, Grace and Philip arrived at West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont with a copy of Alexander McQueen: Evolution in hand. Last year, I art directed and designed this 216-page book chronicling the runway moments and career of Alexander McQueen. Written by Katherine Gleason and published by Race Point Publishing, this book will always be one of my favorite projects. 

I hope Grace and Philip are loving it too!

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Shoegasm…every month!!!!

Last year, I was lucky enough to design the book, Shoegasm for Race Point Publishing with The Book Shop, Ltd. It was pages and pages and pages of amazing shoes by amazing artists and designers. This year, I got to work with these assets and make the Shoegasm 2014 Calendar. Now…shoe envy for every month of the year!

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Clipped.  
 I love working digitally. I pride myself on my virtually paper-free desk and workflow. But some photoshop work warrants paper and ink to make sure everything is perfect. This purse (yes, it’s a purse) needed a new background and reflective surface to sit on. A few hours of clipping, blurring, burnishing and masking later … this single piece of paper tells me it was a morning well-spent.

Clipped.

I love working digitally. I pride myself on my virtually paper-free desk and workflow. But some photoshop work warrants paper and ink to make sure everything is perfect. This purse (yes, it’s a purse) needed a new background and reflective surface to sit on. A few hours of clipping, blurring, burnishing and masking later … this single piece of paper tells me it was a morning well-spent.

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Dripping with Beauty  
 This bag is sickeningly sexy! 
 Here’s another peek into the pages of   The Art of the Handbag  . Putting some finishing design touches on it this week, then we’re off to the races. 

Dripping with Beauty

This bag is sickeningly sexy!

Here’s another peek into the pages of The Art of the Handbag. Putting some finishing design touches on it this week, then we’re off to the races. 

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Hey, that’s a sharp-lookin’ handbag!  
 We’re just a few days before wrapping up   The Art of the Handbag: Crazy Beautiful Bags   with Race Point Publishing. Here’s a little peek at one of the featured designers, Dafne Balatsos. This might be my favorite bag in the book. Sometimes, the best part of designing a book like this is being buried in amazing photography from the features bag designers! 
 Be on the lookout for more photography and some sample pages from the book.  
  The Art of the Handbag  is a companion book to last year’s   Shoegasm  .

Hey, that’s a sharp-lookin’ handbag!

We’re just a few days before wrapping up The Art of the Handbag: Crazy Beautiful Bags with Race Point Publishing. Here’s a little peek at one of the featured designers, Dafne Balatsos. This might be my favorite bag in the book. Sometimes, the best part of designing a book like this is being buried in amazing photography from the features bag designers!

Be on the lookout for more photography and some sample pages from the book. 

The Art of the Handbag is a companion book to last year’s Shoegasm.

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Freeze Frame

Watching In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye on HBO. I’m blown away. Addictive doc about the creative and editorial voices behind the photography….the art on the page of Vogue.

“It’s all about the butterfly.”

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Anatomy of Steampunk

After putting on a few finishing touches on Anatomy of Steampunk, I’m posting a few of my favorite pages. Ssshhh, I might be posting more favorite pages in a couple of days. Of the books I designed this year, this one may be my favorite. Of course, a client recently reminded my that I probably say that about a book every season. 

Keep an eye out this Fall for Anatomy of Steampunk, written by Katherine Gleason and published by Race Point Publishing.

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CLIPPING PATHS OF STEAMPUNK   
 Putting the final design touches on  Anatomy of Steampunk  today. SO MUCH photoshop work went into this one, I just  had  to put together a few test sheets of art. Just a tiny sampling of the jewels and keys and gears and pearls and monocles from the pages of this gem, written by Katherine Gleason and published by Race Point Publishing. 
 Oh, the results of the art test…a-ok! Looking good! My inner art nerd is feeling rewarded for my late nights making clipping paths and blurring my edges…just enough! 
 More to come…look for some sample spreads in a bit!

CLIPPING PATHS OF STEAMPUNK

Putting the final design touches on Anatomy of Steampunk today. SO MUCH photoshop work went into this one, I just had to put together a few test sheets of art. Just a tiny sampling of the jewels and keys and gears and pearls and monocles from the pages of this gem, written by Katherine Gleason and published by Race Point Publishing.

Oh, the results of the art test…a-ok! Looking good! My inner art nerd is feeling rewarded for my late nights making clipping paths and blurring my edges…just enough!

More to come…look for some sample spreads in a bit!

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STATE OF GRACE  
 I count myself among the many Grace Coddington fans who didn’t even know who she was until watching  The September Issue . But I can tell you that I was charmed instantly. So far, just a couple chapters in, I’m equally charmed by her memoir. 
 Also, I kind of have a crush on the cover.

STATE OF GRACE

I count myself among the many Grace Coddington fans who didn’t even know who she was until watching The September Issue. But I can tell you that I was charmed instantly. So far, just a couple chapters in, I’m equally charmed by her memoir.

Also, I kind of have a crush on the cover.

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How Victorian!

This is a really exciting one! Here’s another upcoming release from Race Point Publishing and The Book Shop, Ltd. Anatomy of Steampunk will dissect the subculture that marries fashion and technology, and I can’t wait. The manuscript is still in the works, but the art’s coming together. It’s gonna be a beaut!

Note: These concepts spreads are rough. Keep an eye out for the real deal!

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Accessorize!  
 Here’s a sneak peek at  The Art of the Handbag  that I’m art directing and designing with The Book Shop, Ltd. for Race Point Publishing. Similar to last season’s  Shoegasm ,  Handbag  is a mind-bending collection of purses as art!

Accessorize!

Here’s a sneak peek at The Art of the Handbag that I’m art directing and designing with The Book Shop, Ltd. for Race Point Publishing. Similar to last season’s Shoegasm, Handbag is a mind-bending collection of purses as art!

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Moment of Truth.  
 A couple of months after book designers release files to print, we get our hands on advance copies. It’s a moment-of-truth situation. No matter how sure you are that the books will be perfect, there’s a little something tugging at you until you can see them in person. You need to have them in your hands to make sure. 
 Today, when I stopped by The Book Shop, Ltd. office, I was greeted by this trio. So happy! So pleased! They were beautiful! The embossing, the varnishes, the metallic inks! I can’t wait to take my copies home! 

Moment of Truth.

A couple of months after book designers release files to print, we get our hands on advance copies. It’s a moment-of-truth situation. No matter how sure you are that the books will be perfect, there’s a little something tugging at you until you can see them in person. You need to have them in your hands to make sure.

Today, when I stopped by The Book Shop, Ltd. office, I was greeted by this trio. So happy! So pleased! They were beautiful! The embossing, the varnishes, the metallic inks! I can’t wait to take my copies home! 

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Complete Genius.

When the world lost McQueen, we lost a true visionary. This is precisely what drew me to this fantastic project with Race Point Publishing and The Book Shop, Ltd. From the first day of cover concepts and sample spreads, I knew I wanted to go with a decidedly classic, clean and uncluttered aesthetic to let McQueen’s mind-bending creations do the heavy lifting. I wanted to treat the amazing runway images as if they were art pieces on a gallery wall. And let’s face it, McQueen’s gowns shouldn’t be treated as anything but art.

Alexander McQueen: Evolution is due out this Fall. CANNOT WAIT!

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