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New Logo: Honeycomb Hair Boutique

I recently had the pleasure of being introduced, through a mutual friend (thanks, Diamond!), to the luminous Georgia Bramhall who is in the process of opening her own hair salon here in town. The salon is called Honeycomb, so she wanted to stay within the bounds of the hexagonal shape while giving it some personality and femininity. We went with a mandala pattern for the design as she plans to incorporate Mediterranean and Middle Eastern elements to the interior design of the salon.

Logo: Honeycomb Hair Boutique

We collaborated and expanded on a few original ideas to come to this final version – I think it’s lovely! Be sure to check out her new place starting in about a month. Her website is on the way!

I’m a Street Walkin’ Cheetah with a Heart Full of Napalm.

take a moment to get out of your chair and dance to this cover of iggy and the stooge’s ‘search and destroy’ by peaches. sometimes i’m not sure which version i like better.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WfQnVpkWL4&w=425&h=349]

here are some photos of myself and one of my best friends, brian hubbard, getting down on the dancefloor at barbarella here in austin.

This is me at Barbarella Night Club.
me on the barbarella dance floor!

One of my best friends, Brian, at Barbarella Night Club.
brian hubbie!

also! i got word today that my 5×7 painting that was a part of arthouse’s annual traveling fundraiser sold! it was a painted replica of this leatherbag poster i created last year. i’ll post photos once i get a chance!

Blank Gigposter for Leatherbag

Graphic design cattle rush!

i have obviously not been posting designs on here for a hot minute but i promise you, i’ve been up to my neck in work! thanks for all of the requests, everyone, i’ll keep my nose to the grindstone. xo

Part of Poster Series for Kingdom Nightclub
part of poster series for kingdom nightclub.

Logo design for Kingdom as signage
signage with new logo for kingdom nightclub.

Gigposter for Backbeat Magazine Summer Block Party
gigposter for backbeat magazine’s summer block party.

Gigposter for Kingdom - Saturdays
part of poster series for kingdom nightclub.

Gigposter for Kingdom - Sundays
part of poster series for kingdom nightclub.

Gigposter for Rex Riddem at Gypsy Lounge
gigposter for rex riddem’s blowout show at gypsy lounge.

2-Sided Postcard for NiteLite at Beauty Bar
double sided postcard for nitelite gig at beauty bar.

Album art for Leatherbag
album art for leatherbag’s ‘yellow television’.

Gigposter for alternating Fridays at Kingdom
part of poster series for kingdom nightclub.

Gigposter for Cowboys & Indians Party
gigposter for the upcoming cowboys and indians party. get your cap guns out, kids!

In lieu of a birthday cake next year…

Pantone Chip Cookies by Kim Neill

how amazing are these little pantone chip cookies i stumbled across on the interwebs? dear god, what a brilliant idea for the graphic designer in your life (wink, wink). for those of you who don’t know what pantone colours are here is an ultra nerdy wikipedia article.

if anyone is interested in baking some of these and giving them to me, here is the recipe from graphic designer kim neill’s website. she is my new hero:

Pantone Cookies by Kim Neill

How to make PANTONE CHIP COOKIES….

FOR THE DOUGH:

I used Mary’s Sugar Cookie recipe from the Betty Crocker cookbook. Super tasty. Recipe here:

http://www.christmas-cookies.com/recipes/recipe196.marys-sugar-cookies.html

Roll dough out between 1/4” and 1/8“ thickness. I find thinner cookies keep their shape better.

Cut 2” x 3” rectangles out of dough (You can cut a stencil from cardboard to trace if you like).

Cook until lightly golden brown, keeping an eye on them as they cook because they cook quickly!

Note on Quantities: If you are filling a Pantone Tin, three batches of cookies will only fill up the tin halfway. They are big tins! To resolve this, I ended up lining the bottom of the tin with folded over bubble wrap just to make the tin look full and happy.

An alternative to the tin is filling a Pantone Mug with Pantone Cookies, which makes for a nice individual gift.

Both Pantone Tins and Pantone Mugs can be found on amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=pantone+mug&x=0&y=0

FOR THE ROYAL ICING:

This is a great recipe to use because it keeps color vibrant, doesn’t fade and dries nice without being too hard. Flavor with white vanilla here if you can. Regular vanilla tends to darken the icing a bit. You might want to adda bit more milk then the recipe calls for to get the perfect spreading consistency. Recipe here:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sugar-Cookie-Icing/Detail.aspx

DECORATING THE COOKIES:

Make a big bowl of white royal icing.

Start by spreading a strip of white icing across the all the cookie bottoms and let dry.

Now use what’s left of your white icing to make colors.

I made colors one at a time as I went. Scoop 3-4 heaping tablespoons of icing in a tiny bowl and then color with solid food coloring. This will color 3-5 cookies.

Once you are done with one color, rinse your bowl out and start again.

Doing colors this way keeps the mess down and you don’t have to worry about

what you just mixed drying out.

Don’t worry about matching a PMS color exactly.

I just eyed it and then grabbed the PMS book once cookies dried to identify the right color.

Using a food dye pen, write the matching PMS number down on the cookies.

To make Metallic Chips, use a soft brush or cotton ball to burnish icing surface with gold or silver luster dust.

chasemaclaskeyJuly 13, 2011 - 3:32 pm

most definitely! i love your blog, it’s adorable!

itsybitsybriannaJuly 10, 2011 - 5:47 am

OH MY HEAVENS
these are so amazing!
Please stop by and say hi.
xoxo
bB
http://www.itsybitsybrianna.wordpress.com

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