Hi friends, just a friendly reminder to use that beautiful voice of yours and VOTE in the upcoming primaries! We got this!
P Flynn Design
Here's a little preview of the 2016 Catalog I designed for P. Flynn Design! They are a local company, working with recycled paper and soy inks, bringing a little brightness into people's days. To view the full catalog, visit www.pflynndesign.com
Earth Web Media Logo
Fresh off the presses. A new logo I designed for our friends over at Earth Web Media. Enjoy!
Happy Birthday Grandma
Winona La Duke
So honored to listen to Winona LaDuke speak last night at Reed College. A powerful voice of reason in this crazy world, her talk was both riveting and empowering.
The Fox is out of the bag
It's official! The bag I designed for Whole Foods Market is out in stores now. If you are in the Pacific Northwest, pop in to any of their 18 stores and snag one!
Small Fox Bag
Here's a sneak peek of the reusable bag I design recently for Whole Foods Market - to be released in all 18 Pacific Northwest stores coming January 2015! I can't wait to start spotting them around town.
Porkland Biscuit Poster
Here's a fun little poster I created for a national street food competition - rooting for the Pacific Northwest Region! (Yeti agrees).
This week I am starting a 9 month intensive herbal medicine program! To celebrate I made two flavors of lip balm and slapped on some new labels.
Lip balms available:
Lemongrass-Spearmint Herbal Balm
Cacao-Raw Honey-Mint Balm
Get it while you can!
SCBWI - Wagons Ho!
Today I was pleased to attend my first SCBWI regional conference here in Portland. SCBWI stands for Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and I had the privilege to hear to some excellent talks by speakers including E. B. Lewis, Karen Cushman, and Maria Middleton. Walking away inspired, I have a little fire burning under my bum to get crafty in the studio and ready for the next conference!
We will soon have three of these beautiful ladies joining our backyard garden! Look out for more chicken drawings coming soon.
Well Seasoned Journal
I am so pleased to announce the release of Well Seasoned - a fully illustrated journal to guide you through the season with recipes, garden ideas, and moon cycles. A collaboration with Camina Gilloti and John Trautwein, I was honored to illustrate, edit, and art direct this project. Already looking forward to the next season!
To order a copy, visit www.wellseasonedliving.org
Poster sketch for Portland-based indie rock band Bike Thief!
It's been an exciting couple of weeks here at Tina Grecchi Studios. Good-bye, San Francisco ---> Hello, Portland, Oregon! The colors of the autumn leaves and the lush green plants, the mushrooms popping up after the rain and the magical mists have caught my imagination and my heart. It's garden gnome heaven - and here's a new design inspired by the gorgeous Portland autumn!
In my continuing exploration in the world of design, I've become increasingly fascinated with typography. The latent potential held within text is incredibly stimulating. I was thinking the other day about my love of world music and how, though I often do not understand the words being sung, the tapestry of sound they create in utterly captivating. My experience of the piece is then exclusively through feeling and intuition, without external suggestion. However, when I listen to music in my mother tongue, I am able to feel the music but it is additionally colored by the meaning of the song, it is almost a different part of my brain that experiences it. The idea of using text as a design element that creates an interwoven story that can be read or intuited on more than one level intrigues me greatly.
This recent play of text as imagery for the University of Arizona's Center for Latin American Studies was a first step in that direction. I wanted something that would convey the concept to a diverse, multilingual population and clearly display the information needed. As an evolving designer, it is great fun to document my work and watch it grow.
Big thanks to all who came out to support us at the Zine Fest earlier this month!! We had such a fun time with so many fabulous illustrators, all in one place. (Shout out to Wuvable Oaf, our neighbor on the block!)
Happy Camper SF
Loving working with the adventurous ladies at Happy Camper SF to develop their custom font and branding concept! (Photo source unknown)
Saturday and Sunday, September 1st -2nd, join us at the 11th annual San Francisco Zine Festival at Golden Gate Park!
I'll be selling my hand made cards, prints, zines, and more. Stop by at our booth and say hi!