All posts tagged: graphic design

Pantone Color of the Year

Maybe I geek out over small things, but I am SO excited about this year’s ‘color(s) of the year’. Pantone‘s release of their color of the year influences  trends in a number of different spheres of influence. From design and advertising to textiles on the runway, you’ll be seeing a lot of this year’s paring. For those of you who don’t know, Pantone was founded with the intention of solving problems associated with color matching in the graphic arts realm. You know, to get a standardized view on color. What started as a means of convenience and efficiency has turned into the world’s leading source for color information. Each year, their team releases a color, or colors, of the year that will influence a variety of industries such as interior design, graphic arts, advertising, film, fashion, and education. Pantone has described their yearly selection of color as “a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.” 2016 | Rose Quartz + Serenity –…

Star Wars: Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka

Originally posted on Rachael's Bookshelf:
RATING: 5/5 SYNOPSIS: The tales of Finn, Rey, and Poe in the days prior to the start of The Force Awakens. ? This book does a great job in helping to cement the things that you already thought about the characters after seeing the film and it also provides a nice backstory for Poe Dameron since we don’t see as much of him as we do Finn and Rey. In Finn’s story we get to see Stormtrooper training and really get into that whole hive mentality that keeps them all in check. I really enjoyed learning just a little bit more about the Stormtrooper teams and how they worked and I liked seeing them interact with each other outside of battle. I especially liked that we got to see some more of Captain Phasma and General Hux. I felt like I knew Phasma a little better after reading the section and I’m also more interested in Hux as a character. The relationship between Phasma and Finn was really interesting and I…

Coffee and the Gravity of My Loins

Originally posted on crispy cinereal:
I spill coffee. This is to my great shame, given my fondness for the substance. It seems almost impossible for me to have a dark, luscious cup of joe, with all of its alluring qualities, without clumsily splashing it across my nethers. It distresses me on multiple emotional, and physical levels. It has come to my attention that if I am in sophisticated, or fancy attire, the likelihood of spillage increases exponentially. At the McDonald’s before my cousin’s extravagant wedding. BOOM. Pants ruined. A heated match of Hanafuda KoiKoi with my best friend in the Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge. Those pants were so fresh! JUST FREAKING NOW! The spot is still damp, and the burn notable. It’s probably a form of punishment for failing to tip at Dunkin Donuts. A curse put on me by those expectant donut people, requesting additional compensation for turning around, taking a single step, and placing a donut in a paper bag. … I’mma go apply to Dunkin. Regards, Simeon C.

Life Lately.

Hi, friends! It’s been a bit since I’ve shared my heart and mind in this little space. I want to take some time to share about some personal things that have been going on in life lately. Some great things, some not so great things, learning a ton through all of it. As I had mentioned earlier on the blog, I spent a month traveling Europe with my two best friends, Hannah and Kristie. We traveled to Barcelona, London, Amsterdam, Paris, and through Italy. It was the trip of a lifetime, to say the least. Every moment was filled with beauty, valuable life lessons, adventure, and friendship. There’s not a day that passes that I don’t wish I could wake up next to my two best girl friends, grab a cappuccino + croissant from the bakery across the street, and end the day with tired feet and full stomachs. I’m so excited to show you guys all the photos we took in each city. I hope they leave you inspired and itching for your own…

Bri Bruce Productions | Bri Bruce

Bri Bruce holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in post-modern and creative writing from the University of California at Santa Cruz and has conducted extensive post-graduate work with UC Berkeley’s professional editing program. Currently an author, editor, photographer, publisher, and both a freelance and professional graphic designer, her work has appeared in dozens of anthologies, magazines, and literary publications, including The Sun Magazine, Northwind Magazine, The Soundings Review, and The Monterey Poetry Review.

Friends and Whatnots

Originally posted on crispy cinereal:
I’ve come to believe that my role in most of my friends’ and acquaintances’ lives is entirely insignificant. I suppose this is largely because I am not terribly intentional when it comes to friendships. I rarely call, or check up on people to see how they are doing. I don’t have much advice, or insight to give. I don’t communicate emotion in an easy to understand way. I fail to acknowledge the emotions, thoughts, and opinions of others. Ultimately, a Roomba with a photo and an etch n’ sketch taped to it would probably be able to fulfill my role in many of my relationships with little to no consequence. The intention of this post is not so much to brood on my own failures as much as it is to call into question my, and many others’, social interactions. What do I want my relationships to be like? Why does thinking about many of my friendships depress me? All in all, why am I so bad at showing people…