Tuesday, August 20, 2013

xmas in....August

HAPPY HOLIDAYS. Just kidding?
In greeting card world, these babies really should have shown their faces in about March, but they're here now, and that's what matters! Just in time for the NY Now gift fair (going on as I type this - we are being represented by Crow and Canary, in booth 7843), Dude and Chick proudly presents our new holiday offerings for 2013, available single and in cute little boxed sets of six (see links below, if you so desire). I'm sure you all have about 3.5 months before the idea of holiday cards even crosses your mind, but I'm excited now so here you go. Consider these the card equivalent of giving your loved ones a lump of coal and a flask of whiskey.
097 - Mistletoe
098 - Ugh, Christmas
099 - Warmest Wishes
100 - Egg Nog Season
101 - Stressmess Lights
102 - Mad Stack

Friday, August 9, 2013

pins and needles

I could pretend like this pattern has some sort of deeper meaning, but really it's just that I draw bobby pins a lot because they are everywhere in our apartment, and I wanted to put those drawings to good  use. Also, I am slightly concerned about the vacuum that I just bought (such an adult purchase, a necessity thanks to Peg) and how it it will react to sucking a bunch of these guys up, because the application of this pattern definitely bears a strong resemblance to the area behind our couch. 100% excitement in this neck of the woods, can you tell?
Above is the repeating square, below is the pattern applied. Color palette inspo from the great Kate Miss.

Friday, August 2, 2013

wall to wall

A quick repeating pattern to send you into the weekend...Christmas in July (aka the Dude and Chick holiday release) is scrambling my brain, and sometimes the best way to organize your mind is to just Tetris a bunch of random shapes together. ENJOY.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

sketchy dudes

And now, just for a change of pace, here are some sketchy dudes from the past few weeks. I've been drawing a lot lately - practice makes perfect, right? I'm trying to make good on my promise to myself to take an hour or so every day to get a few things down on paper, and it's going well. Now I just need to weed out the good stuff and find the time to finish up a few things...