all aboard!

Select an object that inspires you. This object along with your choice of one of the following categories from Aristotle’s The Organon will be your starting point for this assignment.

1. substance
2. quantity
3. place
4. quality
5. place
6. time
7. position
8. state
9. action
10. affection

PART 1: Design a pair of posters, one that is primarily conceptual in it’s design and one that is primarily sensate in it’s design.

PART 2: Design one poster that is equally conceptual and sensate. This poster is required to be a completely new idea and not simply a merging of the first two.

My object was the train my category was time. I’ll leave it up to you to determine if I succeeded. Cheers!

train time poster

train time poster

train time poster

Catfish Cards

Last week I received samples of the new business card I designed for my brother; Catfish Hunter, Musician & Entertainer located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I have been designing business cards, album covers, and swag for him since I was in high school. I love doing work for my brother, and although I don’t get paid, he lets me do whatever I want. I really push him to let me know if he needs anything because sometimes he does things without consulting me. Below are the last 3 generations of the card, starting with the latest, which I had printed digitally by 4by6 on their recycled house sheet. They came out really well (for an online printer). The second round was printed by Artcraft on Cranes Palette collection; Limon, Aqua, and Coral. I was lucky enough to have that paper donated to me. No such luck this time around. I decided to change the look of the card and print it 2 sided for a fraction of what it would have cost me to re print the old cards. The bottom card is an example of what happens when my brother does things on his own. Catfish, you are an incredible musician, but please leave the design to me.

Daily Monster

I recently saw Steven G. Bucher speak at the AIGA Make | Think conference in Memphis. He is a really cool guy. His lecture is available on the AIGA website. Enjoy

letterpress save the date

As you may have seen in my previous posts I’ve been working on invitations for my brothers multiple bachelor  parties. But it’s not just about bachelor parties there’s actually wedding happening. Sean + Julie are getting married September 19th, at least thats what it says on the save the date – I hope it’s not a typo. I’ve been charged with designing their save the date and invitation wedding collateral. It’s been a fun process and I’ve really enjoyed working with Rob Charlton at Goosefish Press in South Boston. Below are some images of the save the date and the block from the press. The invite is in production. Be on the look out for those images when it’s finished. Enjoy.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…

Last weekend I hosted my brothers 1st bachelor party. In true Grady fashion you can never have enough parties! On the eve of fathers day I must quote my father “Isn’t FUN the best thing to have!?” I thought I’d follow up my previous post of the 1st bachelor party invite post with a preview of the invite for bachelor party II. My good friend Ken Gray developed the illustration. If you have the need of illustration hire him, he’s the best! feel free to download the illustration for a desktop wallpaper. Enjoy.

Catfish Bachelor Party invite II

Catfish Bachelor Party invite II

Boat wallpaper

Boat wallpaper