“Alice on Acid”

August 12, 2015 Leave a comment

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With the new season of Project Runway starting they just had the unconventional material challenge. For those not familiar with the show, every season one episode will challenge the designers to create a look from unconventional materials that are not fabric but look likea fabric. This season Hallmark Cards was featured as the material of choice for the designers looks. Swapnil Shinde’s look was amazing. His use of color and materials he used really created a fashion forward look. With his concept being   strong and complete from start to finish proved to place him in top looks. His idea of being Alice in Wonderland in the Hallmark  Store he created a look that was titled ” Alice on Acid”. His look was so polished, clean but had a lot going on it really a blast of color overload but paired with the black and white was amazing. The strong used of geometry for the top in black and white gave me a sense of structure and into the skirt there was the whimsical pop of fun and emotional color. The look was is new and fashion forward. Can’t wait until his next design.

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Short and simple

July 26, 2015 Leave a comment

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I was beer tasting and this happens to be the coasters that was on the bar. It was simple and eye catching. Some coasters have great designs but you tend to leave it behind just liking it. But this one you want to take home with you to put on your coffee table, for a great conversation starter.

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Spot on

July 14, 2015 Leave a comment

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Throw back to vintage newspapers

May 23, 2015 Leave a comment

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This wine label really stood out – I got a newspaper feel. The stacked narrow strip reminds me a newspaper column. I like how the label really occupies more of the bottle than most labels. The stacked text is clean and varied in weight which allows the eye to adjust as you read line by line. The simple black and white label keeps it clean and polished.

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Keep the details simple

May 9, 2015 Leave a comment

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I passed this store over weekend and this logo design caught my eye. Along the line up stores this detailed logo really seemed heavy. The heavy display font and the logo it seemed to hold its ground on the awning. It does give the old victorian feel of books.

I did stop in and got a better feel for it. The store is an all natural tea, soap and wiccan store. Not your typical magic store, it is all on the natural  healing elements. With the Name Rumpelstiltskin there are  the ties to the time period of this tale, the fade of wicca and the strong dependency on using herbs for healing this store brand it very accurate for its history and its purpose.

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Keep it unique

May 9, 2015 Leave a comment

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When I saw this bottle it really made an impression and stood out from the shelf. Honestly it was great to see a strong concept speak louder than its design. This shows more character and personality than any font in my font book. I really like the message and how personalized the story is.

Simple details with a twist

April 25, 2015 Leave a comment

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This bottle caught my eye from across the room . I really like the simple  ornate details of the bottle. There is a simple image that is tiled and the small detailed display font is used  but the change of angle really make its different from the standard wine label.