Monday, December 19, 2011

Zander Olsen: Tree, Line

Some pretty rad site specific landscape interventions by artist Zander Olsen. Trees are "wrapped" according to the visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera's viewpoint.

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Abandoned Future

Came across this mind blowing architecture post about 25 Abandoned Yugoslavian Monuments today. Apparently, these structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place or where concentration camps stood. These are my favorites, but read the full blog post and see the rest on CrackTwo.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Feeling Witchy

Perhaps it's the floor length black sweater dress I'm wearing today or...

Print Party

Something about the gray December skies has me eating up these luscious, saturated prints. Here are a few of my favorites after inspiration skimming...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Deck the Halls: Suppy Room & Presidio Motel

Below is my latest design for the Supply Room and Presidio Motel's second annual Deck the Halls pop-up mall shopping extravaganza! It's a great event put on by rad people with the purpose of celebrating the amazing artists and creators in the community. Stop on by for some live music, drinks and shopping in the pop-up stores that will occupy each room of the hotel for one night only! Get your holiday shopping done early this year.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

You are the light: Design Inspired by Gavin Russom

I am so obsessed with Gavin Russom's latest Night Sky 12" release that I've basically been listening to it on repeat for the past few days. Music always inspires me and this song, in particular, gave me the creative urge to pay homage to the repetitive, hypnotic beats that gradually grow and multiply over the epic 14 minute track in the form of the design below.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Design by Kamma Claire: Business Card for the Baker

My friend Katy is not only an amazing high school teacher but also a fabulous baker that brings everyone to their knees. She recently made and designed a wedding cake (not an easy feat!) for a mutual friend and quickly realized that it might be a smart idea to have some business cards...just in case this passion of her's turns into a small business opportunity.

I wanted these business cards to have a striking appearance and stand out amongst other "baking industry" cards that are all too often pastel, overly girly and just plain boring. So, I created a graphic background pattern made out of whisks and then paired it with strong, confident colors and type. The back of the card features a pie dough measurement table that I designed, to allude to the range of confections in her repertoire.

Now taking design requests for any butcher or candlestick markers out there...har har.

(c) 2011 Kami Shallenberger

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fashion Photography: Rodarte for Opening Ceremony

I spotted these awesome photographs taken by Autumn de Wilde for the always rad Rodarte’s new collection for Opening Ceremony. If only I could afford all of these looks. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Design: Fashion's Night Out at the Supply Room

One of my favorite favorite clients (and friends) Kenny Osehan at the Presidio Motel asked me to design a last minute Fashion's Night Out flyer for an event she's putting on tomorrow, Sept. 8th from 5-8pm at her shop, the Supply Room. I love collaborating with people who share my aesthetic and always love the end result just as much as me. So rare, so nice. Just wish I was in Santa Barbara to partake!
 (c) 2011 Kami Shallenberger

Design: Emperors Club Album Artwork

The Iowa City Rockers better known as the Emperors Club asked me to design their upcoming album artwork for The Castle, which comes out on Mission Freak Records soon. I'm quite pleased with the end result that incorporates a photograph I took of the Navajo Bridge in Arizona during my week long road trip across the west for work.

(c) 2011 Kami Shallenberger