All posts tagged James Victore

  • 5: books James Victore recommends


    Pretty diverse set, no? I want to give couple of them try. But he’s right about me not wanting to read Ralph’s again. I really agree that it’s our immersion in the world that helps make us diverse and strong designers.

    James Victore, for those of you new to the scene, is a graphic designer I admire. I’ve written about him a couple of times.

  • 5: Things I wanted to get for Christmas


    01. These running shoes. They’re a business expense, right?

    02. A scanner. I’m thinking this one, but I’m not committed to anything.

    03. A simple analog watch with a leather wristband. I had a neat one I found at a thrift store but the band broke.

    04. Art books. One of my goals this year is build a collection of art books. Maybe digital books for reading are ok, but you need to own physical copies of art books. (I’ll have to also buy a bookshelf for this…

    05. Better at the ukulele/singing. Well that, but really an iPhone and to join a different carrier than Sprint. Yes, Sprint is still the worst. I continue to hate Sprint and the lousy phone they gave me. I infrequently get internet, and when I do it’s slow. I’m always roaming in Wyoming, there are weird texting glitches, no battery life to speak of, and the screen doesn’t show my icons until I slide it.

  • Back to School II: Sharpie Giveaway!


    The Sharpie. A wonderful creation. This year I have prepared for my back to school adventures with a new pack of Sharpie Markers, Sharpie Pens, and the new Sharpie pencils. So you can imagine my delight when I saw that One Pearl Button was having a Sharpie Giveaway as a back-to-school event. Leave a comment on her post to enter! (I’ve been secretly following her for a year,  I love her blog and you should too, she’s been on my blog roll)

    Last semester for my book arts class I made this:

    (30 x 22 inches, click to enlarge)

    With Bic permanent markers. Gasp. My friend’s mom got them for free for being a school administrator so they were at hand. But I would love to do another one in the Sharpies. I’m sure if I did, everything about it would be better. ::wink wink::

    It’s my walk to elementary school when I was little. It has my peach-colored house, which I was embarassed of; our neighbors dog, Stormy; The lady with the beautiful backyard that always had birds in the fountain; The part of the sidewalk with the annoying bushes; The house with the puppies and the green & white privacy screen. And so on..

    Alli is also part of the Sharpie Squad. Is that neat?

    Last year James Victore, a famous graphic designer, came to do a workshop at my school. He does a lot of his art with Sharpie Markers, and when his new book came out, James Victore or, Who died and made you boss?, Sharpie made a special James Victore Sharpie which said “Victore” instead of Sharpie. Evan got one!

    Here’s one of his pieces: