I’ll Be Back
September 3, 2008, 7:44 pm
Filed under: Art, Blogging, Blogs, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Informal, Life, Personal Work, Work

Everyday I find myself lost in the endless abyss of blog posts coated in a sweet flavor of inspiration and I think to myself, I could do this all day! I typically save images, organize them in folders to one day post on my blog for nearly 300 readers a day and I then ponder, is this the most productive way I could be spending my time. My traffic stays fairly consistent and I’m not getting paid to do such a thing. But really, what should you expect from sitting on your ass and surfing the web all day?

It’s a realization of mine that I’ve become increasingly more accustomed to “viewing” brilliant design rather than “making” it and that should be a huge red flag. At what capacity do you try to balance inspiration and the act of designing? What I thought was a fairly even balance has slowly transitioned into an unhealthy craving to view outstanding pieces of work rather than making it and it’s an interesting to me. I believe a large part of this has to do with the progression and improvement of the internet and I could only assume that there are many other creatives falling into the same dilemma, almost a “internet addiction,” if you will.

So, I always wonder how I would prosper from a separation from the web and a step back to the days of pencil to paper? With that said, I would like to mention that I plan on taking a hiatus from blogging. I find it so addictive and extremely entertaining, but I have multiple projects I’ve had on my plate for a while now that aren’t being touched.

I appreciate the support of my readers and I assure you that I will be back soon enough along with a snazzy new blog layout. Please do me and yourself the favor of jumping around the archives of this blog as there are plenty of links that will most certainly interest you. Feel free to contact me as well! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter of the introduction of the World Wide Web and its effects on your own personal creative work. Even with a slightly busy schedule, I’m very open to freelance work, please e-mail me at ryhaigh@yahoo.com if you’re interested and take a look at my Coroflot profile to get a better sense of my work as well.

Warm Regards,
R

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Empire
September 3, 2008, 7:06 pm
Filed under: Art, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration

An understanding of typography is a whole practice in itself, but to then take that education and apply it in a much further direction is extremely respectable, in my book. I ran across this image as well as several other gorgeous pieces of work on DepthCore. Be sure to scavenge around the site.



Ain’t Life Grand?
September 2, 2008, 3:55 pm
Filed under: Art, Design, Entertainment, Graphic Design, Illustration

There’s a hilarious little click through of multiple vector illustrations on Ain’t Life Grand, that’s sure to keep you entertained. I love it when a person can combine humor and great execution, it can’t fail!



Futbol en el Micky D’s?
September 2, 2008, 3:40 pm
Filed under: Art, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Sports

Ran across this image on Flickr and was thrilled to see a Brazilian McDonald’s menu that was designed for the previous World Cup with a handful of clever little illustrations.

*Click on the image to enlarge.



Soft & Furry Conclusion
August 15, 2008, 12:29 pm
Filed under: Art, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration

I was following the Soft & Furry contest for some time, as I planned to participate as well, however procrastination got the best of me. I was happy to look and see a nicely redesigned website with an announcement of the winner. The winner is illustrator Markham Maes aka Shitty Kitten who’s combination of design and illustration turned out to be a great compliment to one another. Maes seems to have a great amount of talent as his splash page on his “soon to be launched” website speaks truthfully for such a notion. Be sure to click around the Soft & Furry site as they will be releasing their toys in September and be on the lookout for the full launch of Shitty Kitten as well.



Design Is Fine
August 4, 2008, 11:12 pm
Filed under: Art, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration

A great collection of branding and iconic work from Celeste Prevost aka Design Is Fine.



Cypher 13
August 4, 2008, 11:07 pm
Filed under: Art, Art Direction, Clothing, Design, Fashion, Graphic Design, Illustration

From the guys who set up the Soft & Furry contest, Cypher 13 has a crazy amount of impressive work that needs to be recognized. Take a look.