September 28, 2007

fight it.

I needed a little break from product design to do something, you know, fun. J/K. But only kind of.

It's coming. i can feel it already. i hate it.

September 24, 2007

a little too personal.

Dear Diary,

Alright, I know I said I couldn't show you what I'm working on. But you and I both know I can't keep a secret from you!

So just to show you I care, I'm going to give you a super-secret sneaky-peaky.

A tightly cropped, out of scale, mis-colored, out of context sneaky-peaky. One that, in no way, could be at all incriminating...


ohhh, so naughty!

So there you have it. I feel better. You do too, right?

And if you're feeling like that's not enough of Chris H to go around, be sure to keep checking A Day in the Life. 'Cause, you know... that's kind of my other art blog... Not that I'm a double timer... I just need variety, baby!

September 20, 2007

Update on things. Things about me.

This past weekend Lindsay and I went to the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago to represent for Drawl Graphic. It was a lot of fun, and very busy.

We shared a booth with our friends Isara and Chris S of Polaire. Isara's sister, Kapan (who makes fly jewelry under the moniker of Belle Tulip) was also there for part of the time.

We also brought some cute stuffed animals (aka ity bitys) that were made by Chris C to sell in the booth.

Most of my past couple weeks and have been spent preparing all the "merch" for the fair (tons of new stationery...), hucking said merch, and then recovering from the trip.

I'm also working hard on a designing some product for a big project. Unfortunately, I won't be able to post it here for quite a while. It's for a certain national retail chain and I don't think they're hip to the whole "open exchange of ideas and artwork on the web" thing.

But fear not! I am working on a couple of fun, personal project when I have any spare time. And I'll be posting those with reckless abandon.

September 6, 2007

Cookie Layout Fun.

I put together the accompanying page for the Monster Cookie illustration I did previously.

Here's a mockup of the layout.

eat up.

I need to adjust some of the text, (I under-anticipated the bleed), and I need to see it printed to make sure everything looks alright color / contrast wise. But I think I'm considering it done otherwise. Until I change my mind.

September 3, 2007

Cookies? COOOO-kies!

We're in the process of making a collaborative dessert cookbook. The whole thing should end up being all black / white / pink. It ought to be mighty fine.

This is my first pass for my Monster Cookies recipe, which is the cookie I always wanted to make when I was a kid.

when i was a kid, i was always disappointed that "monster cookies" never had much to do with actual "monsters."

I expect to do more on it, but that's the starting point.