Friday, October 26, 2007

Hey, We've Been Buzzed!

We're number 4 on the BuzzFeed list for Scrabble Fashion! woohoo! Thanks to whomever submitted us!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Reveal Your Inner Pirate

No time to don your full-blown pirate regalia? Need a glimpse of your inner pirate to set your swagger for the day? Look no further then this awesome pirate mirror from designers Choe and Tomlinson. But wait, it gets even better.....they have a skull mirror! You can also pick from antlers, a mustache, pearls, and a songbird. Who needs a songbird when you can have a skull!
via Uncrate.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

The Ultimate Linoleum Block Printing Press

I've heard of people using their cars in lieu of a printing press (sandwich the plate and the paper between two pieces of wood and drive over it) but using a "road roller" is taking it to the next level! This video on YouTube shows some folks in Brighton, England using a small steamroller to make a very large linoleum print. It was apparently a publicity stunt for an arts and entertainment event, the Brighton Festival. This avant-garde printmaking session can also be seen in photos from Fred Pipes on Flickr. Absolutely brilliant! I wonder if any of my printmaking cohorts have access to a steamroller?

Friday, October 05, 2007

Contests Galore

There are so many contests going on this month I hardly know where to start. I guess I'll go in order of entry deadline.

First up is a very special weekly challenge for Illustration Friday. Everyone is supposed to create their weekly entry and submit by next Friday as usual, but the difference is all of the entries for this week have the chance to be picked for a gallery show. How great is that?! The Illustration Friday community gets to vote and the winners will be shown at Open Books, a bookstore and gallery in Long Beach, CA. (Lucky me, that's only a few miles from where I live so I'll get to see the show in person! woohoo!)

October 22 is the deadline for Scion's Craft My Ride contest. Create a handmade car accessory for the Scion and you could win a 2008 Scion XD. Second place gets you $1,000 and third place wins $500.

Penelope of Penelope Illustration is having another Halloween contest this year, this one entitled Monster Mash. All you have to do is create a monster by any means necessary! It could be an illustration, a plushie or even a photograph. Deadline for entries is October 31st. (Robin made a very cool bat trivet, pictured above, for last year's contest. I love the black grout!)

And last but not least is the Holiday Softie Awards. With nine different categories you're sure to find one that inspires some softie creativity. Deadline for submissions is also October 31st.