So I was looking online for some daily inspiration. I thought what better than to look to the home country, Portugal. There are some great designers and some great work everywhere I look. There are plenty examples of contemporary work but I love the homage to the historic. What is shown below are called Calçadas. These are a series of intricate designs, typically made of cobblestone on the many walkways in Portugal. As a kid I recall taking many walks and seeing various designs. Here I am showing a few examples of the traditional pavement designs.
So, I had a request from one of our sales guys for a quick rendering illustrating what our product would look like applied on an existing building. The project is a renovation and the contractor needed something quick to present in his meeting. With the magic of Photoshop, some stock images, and a cup of sweet tea, this is what I generated. It’s not award winning but I think it effectively communicates what needed to be shown. There were a couple more iterations with some other color choices, as well. Not bad for 90 minutes worth of work!
So…when I arrived home last night, I had a package. It was my Field Notes’ sketch books. I was amped! Last week when I was at Aaron Draplin’s “Tall Tales from a Large Man” lecture, he talked about his side project, Field Notes. These are a series of pocket sized books with squared paper. Besides the fact that these are ideal for sketching, the detailing is awesome! They have facts on the state’s biggest city, where the state fair is as well as the state’s seal, state bird and so much more. Needless to say, they are very cool! Now all I have to do is fill them with something worthy. I’m excited to get started!