Wednesday, October 20, 2010

For a Cloudy Day

The other day I was trying to find some inspiration for a website I'm working on for my internship when I came across these lovely folks. The Cloudy Collection was started by David Huyck who one day decided to invite some friends and colleagues to make a collection of letterpress prints. The results are beautiful prints that show off each designers unique talents but still work as a cohesive group as they all follow a theme and they have the same color pallet. They currently have 7 collections out with an average of  7 or 8 prints per set. They also are super eco-friendly when it comes to printing which is something that I think is very important this day in age. 

I admire anyone who reaches out to other designers and artists to create something beautiful and exciting. I think that in the creative field it is so important to have other creative people around you to both inspire and support you. I know that I have my group of people that I always look to when I have designer's block or just want to bounce around a few ideas. I currently have two side projects with two different sets of friends that I'm hoping are going to take off soon. They are both really different projects but are each so much fun because I get to work with other designers who are also really close friends of mine. I think that sometimes working in a group can be really difficult but is usually worth it when everyone's best ideas come together to make a great finished product. I'm purposefully not giving away any specifics but as soon as there is something concrete to share you'll be hearing it first, I promise!

In the meantime here are some of the prints from the Cloudy Collection. 

I definitely think that my favorite theme is "The Scarlet Lettering" (Vol. 1 Issue 3). Make sure you check them all out at their website, They come out quarterly so there should be a new "issue" in a few months. Enjoy!

May X never mark just one spot!


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1 comment:

Jessie-Lee said...

I love this! Such a great idea, and I LOVE their website. There is something so great about that very simple sort of retro kind of style. This has been inspiration on more than a couple notes. Bottom line, I'm into it.