Archive for the 'design' Category

this blog has been moved!

February 9, 2011

from now on, please visit my main site: laramc.com

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my work is on mtv.com

August 3, 2010

Hey, aren’t those the posters I did for NCADD in the background? on MTV?!?

typeface love

February 13, 2010


Last year I sent out a digital valentine (top) to all my students. Later, one of my PRATT students, Emily Wilbur, gave me the most AWESOME gift (above). You probably get it that I love Helvetica. What typeface do you love?

Graphic Design Resolutions

January 1, 2010


Happy New Year! It’s the time to make some resolutions, which I’m pretty good at following. In no particular order, here are some of mine.

1.  Be more organized with my digital files. Package InDesign projects when finished, delete old drafts, put folders on HD that aren’t used, get fonts in order.
2.  Pause. This means look over everything in detail before submitting to client and printer. Despite ‘rush’ jobs, deadlines, etc, don’t be sloppy. spell check and make sure photos are as good as they can be.
3.  Take risks. Do something exciting for your clients, and for yourself.
4.  Incorporate photography. I got a Nikon SLR 3000 for xmas and can’t wait to master it! Take photos instead of using vectors and type as image. Take photos for myself.
5.  Always have a personal project going on. Blog, photograph, use new york city as your canvas, collaborate with friends, experiment.
6.  Be harder on students. It’s easier to tell them their work is fine than it is to tell them how to make it better. Be the best teacher you can be.
7.  Take a photography class (see #4)
8.  Design a typeface. Start by taking a class. This is more of a 3 year goal.
9.  Write a book. This is more of a 5-year goal.
10.  Don’t take life too seriously. Have fun.

The 2010 font up top is history by Peter Bilak. It’s pretty amazing.

There is a typographer working at Papaya Dog

November 25, 2009

At Papaya dog on 14th street and 1st Ave, Louis writes on food. He’s from the South Bronx and has 3 kids. When I asked him if he had an interest in graphic design, he simply said ‘I don’t know what you mean’. I told him i love his work.

Haiku Poetry

November 5, 2009

lovelyI love paintchips, the color names in particular. Who thinks these up? I want their job.  In my collecting i’ve discovered categories of names: emotional, edible, things, and then there’s miscellaneous (these are the best). Enjoy haiku from my latest collecting trip:

calm, fond memory,
forget me not, peace and happiness,
lazy sunday.

grandma’s sweater, fresh cut grass, little piggy, pool party,
hiking path, cupid’s dart,
fountain spout, baby chick.

homespun charm,
under the big top,
pennies from heaven.

icing on the cake, pumpkin mousse, marshmallow bunny, sweet taffy,
fruit shake, pink popsicle, vegetable patch, raisin torte,
melted ice cream.

– Benjamin Moore, Broadway @ Spring St, SoHo

Spotted

October 26, 2009

grrrrrrrrrr

I have spotted various animal species throughout my hood, the east village. Tigers and Gorillas mostly. I think this must be some new form of street art. Could these sightings possibly be related to this video ?