all that inspires me to live each day yearning to evolve as an artist, as a person.... makes me want to walk faster as there is so much more to see & yet makes me want to stroll along observing every little thing around... full of beauty.. full of wonderful things... all that imbibed together creates ART....
i got to know Koffie&Ik, a lovely coffee place in Utrecht, because it’s run by a friend-of-a-friend who has a serious passion for coffee. After lots of research and planning, Robbie set up his own coffee bar/lunch room with great coffee and homemade food. we’ve been talking about putting some canvas prints of my digital work up on the walls for a while now, and after a collaborative selection process, they’re finally up! if you’re ever in Utrecht, try to drop by, it’s really a nice place with products that have been selected and prepared with care. also the canvasses will be up for sale for those who are interested and live in the area!
Alexey Malina | http://alexeymalina.com
"Woodi is a young russian brand, created by daring and enthusiastic people. Woodi produces piece furniture made of natural materials, tracking its production at all the stages from the project creation to its embodiment. Woodi furniture is simple, functional, qualitative and elegant. Logo and identity for Woodi became the embodiments of the brands spirit: youthfulness, brightness and modernity. "
Alexey Malina is an independent design studio, established in 2013. We base in Moscow and cooperate with clients all over the world to create the design which forms visual demand. We create memorable works and help brands to find individuality with the help of simple and elegant communications. We believe that simplicity and honesty, involvement and hard work are the integral part of a good work.
Perky Bros | http://perkybros.com
"No. Six Depot is a family owned, small-batch coffee roaster and café nested in the beautiful Berkshires. Located in a historic train station on 6 Depot St, they serve teas, salts and coffee from small farms and roast on location. Their identity juxtaposes a mix of unique rural and modern elements - drawing inspiration from their own backyard railroad and unique approach to keeping it simple and making it true."
Established in 1883 and 2009, Perky Bros now exists to help brands gain clarity, value and distinction through design. We create visual identities, websites, packaging, print materials and any odd or end necessary to create an authentic experience. Working with startups to more established brands, we like to keep our approach flexible. Regardless of what we’re tackling, we strive to offer solutions built on plain-spoken, ambitious ideas - always grounded in research and meticulously crafted in their execution.
Draw a letter a day
Andrew Herzog, a designer from Minneapolis, is currently running a 26 day project collecting and exhibiting hand-drawn letters by anyone eager to draw one.
Participants draw the “Letter of the Day” and submit their drawings, all from one easy interface. It’s quite different from the ‘letter battles’ style sites, such as Type Fight, Alphabout and AlphaBattle: Each letter must be drawn in one take (no undos!).
I like the simply way there are displayed together. I asked Andrew more about the idea behind the project:“I was also inspired by the documentary ‘Le mystere Picasso” which gives an amazing look into the methodology of the way Picasso drew. He draws with no regrets and endless inspiration as he melds one form into another without erasing or starting over. I also really liked the idea of creating a project where people were simply given the chance to draw and share. No erasing, just exploration.”
Today is letter ‘M’—Go draw one!