Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Your Fan Club shop update



I just added sixteen new designs to Your Fan Club. Most of these were requests, but I have to admit, the potato and garlic pins were mostly for me. I'm attending a garlic festival this weekend and I simply had to make a pin for the occasion.

In honor of Robin Williams, all of the profits from the sale of his fan club pins will be donated to one of his favorite charities, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

The pins are available at Your Fan Club here.

New flapper doodle collar clips



Brand new collar clips at Flapper Doodle. I love the idea of the chain being an important part of the collar clip design (like my telephone clips) and I'm working on more products like this, too.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cover design for Darkness Descends on Princeton



A few months ago I had the distinct pleasure of designing the book cover for Darkness Descends on Princeton, a 1930's murder mystery by Jeff Jacobs. I finally received a print copy and it looks even better than I could have imagined.

The layout was inspired by 1960s mass market paperbacks with small titles on the front and one stark image to represent the story. Being a native Princetonian, I decided to incorporate the iconic Nassau Hall building and Princeton Tigers stripes and colors for a bold cover, and I had some fun with the dot over the building which could simultaneously serve as a bullet or the moon.

My ties to the book aside, it's a really fine work of literature that I highly recommend. The concept is brilliant, placing all of the familiar faces from 1930's classic movies (Peter Lorre, Edna May Oliver, Charles Coburn, etc.) smack dab into a murder mystery set in 1939 Princeton. There's Nazi intrigue, witty dialogue,  clever repartee, and it's exceptionally well written. I personally hope that it turns into a series so I can continue to follow the adventures of the hero & heroine... and maybe design more book covers too

It's available on Amazon as a paperback and kindle download here.

Custom Flapper Doodle illustration



I recently completed this custom Flapper Doodle illustration for use in the Suburban Storytime blog header.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Your Fan Club shop update



I added 19 new fan club pins to the shop today -- Richard Ayoade isn't new, he's just tagging along at the end because I wanted to have an even amount in the photo. You can find all of the new pins right here. Over 100 pin designs in the shop now! Yay!

I spy a flapper doodle




Melissa from Specs and the City wore my Flapper Doodle telephone collar clips in an incredibly adorable outfit post today! I love the telephone photo at the top, inspired by the clips! So cute!! You can check out the post right here. I'm so honored to have been her first etsy purchase!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

New X-Files jewelry




Two new X-Files themed pieces at Sweet and Lovely -- a Mulder & Scully collar clip set, and a Scully brooch. They're available here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Behind the Scenes



Today on Scathingly Brilliant I shared a little bit about my creative process, where I get inspiration and projects that I'm currently working on. ...and this picture of my messy desk! You can check out the post here.