phoenix http://design.org/tags/phoenix en The Little Red Racing Car: An Evolving Children's Book by Dwight Knowlton http://design.org/blog/little-red-racing-car-evolving-maserati-300s-childrens-book-dwight-knowlton <p>By day, Phoenix-based Dwight Knowlton is the Visual Director at Bulbstorm, but during his off-time, he focuses on family and his new labor of love, The Litte Red Racing Car. His children's book is an ever-evolving, illustrated project created with an openness to social feedback and ultimately social funding for production. </p> <p>Dwight agreed to speak with me about the creative project and answer some questions on his goals, aesthetic and the leverage of social media during the design and <a href="http://design.org/illustration" target="illustration">illustration</a> process.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="802" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_12.jpg?1349218107" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="850" height="343" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/03/little-red-racing-car_25.png?1349284413" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="500" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_02.jpg?1349218297" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="404" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_17.jpg?1349218299" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="556" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_03.jpg?1349218298" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="1024" height="683" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_23.jpg?1349233861" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_04.jpg?1349218298" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_19.jpg?1349218324" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="800" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_06.jpg?1349218298" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="366" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_05.jpg?1349218298" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="1367" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_20.jpg?1349218324" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_22.jpg?1349218620" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="248" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_08.jpg?1349218298" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="800" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_09.jpg?1349218298" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="800" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_10.jpg?1349218299" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="690" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_11.jpg?1349218299" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="590" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_21.jpg?1349219267" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/little-red-racing-car-evolving-maserati-300s-childrens-book-dwight-knowlton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/little-red-racing-car-evolving-maserati-300s-childrens-book-dwight-knowlton#comments books car design illustration italy kids personal phoenix Wed, 03 Oct 2012 00:16:48 +0000 stevetansley 4328 at http://design.org Phoenix Designs by Jon Ashcroft http://design.org/blog/phoenix-designs-jon-ashcroft <p>The creator of this print series, <a href="http://jonashcroft.com/" target="Jon Ashcroft">Jon Ashcroft</a>, is a designer living and working in Phoenix, Arizona. </p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/06/10/jon_ashcroft_phx_3.jpg" alt="Design, jonashcroft, phoenix" title="Design, jonashcroft, phoenix" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="425" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/06/10/jon_ashcroft_phx_4.jpg?1307744721" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/phoenix-designs-jon-ashcroft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/phoenix-designs-jon-ashcroft#comments design graphic illustration phoenix Fri, 10 Jun 2011 22:26:24 +0000 jessicapatterson 2886 at http://design.org Things from Around Town (and Elsewhere): The Blues http://design.org/blog/things-around-town-and-elsewhere-blues <p>I love looking at sites like <a href="http://design.org/blog/things-organized-neatly-photography-and-design-collection">Things Organized Neatly</a> and the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/whats_in_your_bag/pool/with/252694331/">What's in Your Bag flickr pool</a>. It's not so much the voyeuristic aspect of the sites but seeing the final images of everything grouped together, whether it's part of a category or collection.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="930" alt="Design, found, jess, objects, around town, collection" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/01/29/things-around-town_blue_1.jpg?1296353212" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/things-around-town-and-elsewhere-blues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/things-around-town-and-elsewhere-blues#comments chicago collection design display found lasvegas phoenix photography tokyo Sun, 30 Jan 2011 02:25:07 +0000 jessicapatterson 2609 at http://design.org Hipstamic Alphabet: Jason Hill Presents Hipstamat Ornate http://design.org/blog/hipstamic-alphabet-jason-hill-presents-hipstamat-ornate <p><a href="http://www.jasonhilldesign.com/">Jason Hill</a>, a designer in Phoenix, created this typeset from carefully selected letters and processed them via <a href="http://hipstamaticapp.com/">Hipstamatic</a>, the photography and filter-based <a href="http://design.org/blog/iphone-app">iPhone app</a>.</p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/01/27/hipstamat_o_5.jpg" alt="Design, typography, photography, vintage, retro, hipstamatic ornate" title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="987" alt="Design, typography, photography, vintage, retro, hipstamatic ornate" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/01/27/hipstamat_o_5.jpg?1296158234" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/hipstamic-alphabet-jason-hill-presents-hipstamat-ornate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/hipstamic-alphabet-jason-hill-presents-hipstamat-ornate#comments design graphic iPhone app phoenix photography typography Thu, 27 Jan 2011 20:43:51 +0000 jessicapatterson 2602 at http://design.org Designer Interview: Eric Torres (Part II) http://design.org/blog/designer-interview-eric-torres-part-ii <p>Welcome back to our interview with designer and illustrator Eric Torres. Hopefully you enjoyed the first installment, or if you missed it, catch up <a href="http://design.org/blog/designer-interview-eric-torres-part-i">here</a>.</p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/09/21/iconica_boxset4.jpg" alt="Design, interview, Eric Torres, Rynaga, Iconica, Cards, " title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1000" height="800" alt="Design, interview, Eric Torres, Rynaga, Iconica, Cards, " src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/09/21/iconica_boxset4.jpg?1285095489" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/designer-interview-eric-torres-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/designer-interview-eric-torres-part-ii#comments artist designer feature games graphic interview phoenix Sat, 02 Oct 2010 02:42:27 +0000 jessicapatterson 2308 at http://design.org Designer Interview: Eric Torres (Part I) http://design.org/blog/designer-interview-eric-torres-part-i <p><a href="http://twitter.com/erictorres">Eric Torres</a> has found what many designers would call an ideal balance: maintaining a successful professional career while working actively on thriving personal projects and creations. While running his own brand, he also designs and builds an entire world: <a href="http://www.rynaga.com/">Rynaga</a>.</p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/09/21/iconica_boxset2.jpg" alt="Design, interview, Eric Torres, Rynaga, Iconica, Cards, " title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1000" height="800" alt="Design, interview, Eric Torres, Rynaga, Iconica, Cards, " src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/09/21/iconica_boxset2.jpg?1285092722" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/designer-interview-eric-torres-part-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/designer-interview-eric-torres-part-i#comments artist designer games interview phoenix Tue, 28 Sep 2010 17:52:03 +0000 jessicapatterson 2307 at http://design.org Interview: SeeSaw Designs http://design.org/blog/interview-seesaw-designs <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/05/20/blog-girls.png" alt="SewSaw Design Girls" title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="473" title="Raquel Raney, Angela Hardison, Lindsay Tingstrom" alt="Raquel Raney, Angela Hardison, Lindsay Tingstrom" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/05/20/blog-girls.png?1274398182" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/interview-seesaw-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/interview-seesaw-designs#comments agency design interview jobs letterpress phoenix Wed, 02 Jun 2010 19:23:28 +0000 toribishop 2182 at http://design.org Why We Create http://design.org/blog/why-we-create <p><img class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/05/18/entropyillo.png" alt=""></p><p>Have you ever heard the phrase...“if you aren't moving forward you are going backward"? Have you ever decided you were just too busy to clean the dishes, and then made that decision again the next day and then next? A mess piles up. Have you ever had a day where you might sit inside, somewhat tired and think the world is passing by?</p><p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="612" height="327" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/05/18/entropyillo.png?1274239437" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/why-we-create" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/why-we-create#comments design phoenix productivity Fri, 07 May 2010 03:39:00 +0000 wardandrews 2177 at http://design.org