I’m Andrew Hainen and I am currently a graphic design intern at Q. A project I worked on recently involved making a GIF animation for a holiday email.
Thought it would be fun to share a sneak peek into the design process for The Ark’s Folk Festival work. This year we’re thinking letterpress, thanks to the multiple field trips we’ve taken to Jim Horton’s studio and serious desire to play around with his libraries of type!! We’ll see where it goes, but for now just enjoying the steps along the way.
Here’s a case for putting a little care and effort into the art of photography… let’s make some room in our marketing budgets for good photography! Photograps by Teresa Berg.
A few of us culled together some of latest favorite iPhone apps to share here. The other smartphone contingents will have to post separately.
Hello : : My name is Grace Marie Bienek, and I have been interning at Q LTD over the summer until classes start up again in the fall. I am a vintage enthusiast - I collect, refurbish, re-sew, and adore vintage clothing, furniture, dish ware, nicknacks, and ( of course ) graphic design! My love for old timely things, has spilled into my own work as well as constantly becoming a source to where I look for design inspiration.
Last Friday Alissa and I attended the University of Michigan 2011 Alumni Show.
I love that Gillian Welch and David Rawlings devoted so much time, effort, thought, and (coffee) creativity to their new album’s CD packaging, The Harrow & The Harvest. It’s this kind of passion for the arts; music, illustration, design, and printing that will keep these physical pieces alive. I look forward to hearing the full album and holding the work of art in my hands. I may just have to go for the Hatch Show Print bundle which includes a poster from the iconic letterpress shop I blogged about a few months ago!
In the last few years, visual bookmarking sites have exploded. It only makes sense, we are very visual creatures and it helps to remember a link when you see an image attached to it. Plus, it’s way more fun, especially for us designer-folk! I only recently started exploring and using some of these services, but I thought I’d share a quick roundup for anyone interested in learning more.
Not something I think anyone thinks about very much, but we should.
That was the cry of the older scouts of Troop 603, Stevensville, Michigan, on the first night of summer camp 1969, haranguing myself and a few other newbies into a hopeless and hapless wild-goose chase. Eager to earn our stripes and prove our boyhood, we darted off unsuspectingly into the deep, dark forest in search of this elusive creature. For those of you who have never been snipe hunting, I won't spoil the fun, only to say we spent a good part of the night and early morning lost and crying for our mommies, nearly carried away by mosquitoes.
Hungry for more spicy web bits? We got ‘em! Spicy Web Bits is a list of websites and useful web tools that the Q Web-Crew thinks are super neat. This week, we’re exploring the wonderful world of responsive web design.
While on a quick weekend trip to Nashville this past weekend, I happened upon Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in the country. What a wonderful, colorful, historical treat it was! There was only a small space for retail and huge crowd of tourists herding through (such as myself), so I couldn’t stay long. Fortunately, the web is full of info and imagery to satisfy my craving for more.
My adventure here at Q is coming to an end and it’s bittersweet. I’ve enjoyed the time I’ve spent here at Q, and I’ve learned a lot about myself while here, but I’m also excited for what’s to come.
Hungry for more spicy web bits? We got ‘em! Spicy Web Bits is a list of websites and useful web tools that the Q Web-Crew thinks are super neat.
Spicy Web Bits is a new addition to the Qrator blog. The Q Web-Crew will be compiling lists of websites and useful web tools that we think are super neat. We hope you enjoy our first list!
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