Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sassafras Bakery | T-shirts

Our good friends at Sassafras Bakery recently opened their brick and mortar in Columbus, Ohio and we had the honor of helping them create some fun design elements! There's much more to come from our collaboration with Sassafras Bakery, but in the meantime, go visit and treat yourself to something delicious. AJ Perry is constantly cooking up delightful new treats (and we're continuously loving them). The brownies! The pies! The coffee. I cannot say enough good things. 

Visit Sassafras Bakery on facebook and in person at 657 High Street in Worthington, Ohio. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Beast Friends Forever No. 1 | Tyler Mele

One of the greatest things about going to an art school and working in the design field is that you meet a TON of incredibly talented, creative folks. Today begins a weekly project of pen-pal interviews with some of those people.

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Tyler Mele has been on the friendship roster for the past couple of years. He's got a sort of bromance going on with my manfriend, so although I've tried many times to get rid of him, the friendship has stuck. Him and his lady love Emily Rickard were in the same year as Dave and me at the Columbus College of Art & Design.

About a year and a half ago, Tyler and Emily decided that California was the place they ought to be, so they left us in Ohio in pursuit of their dreams! In a bizarre twist of events, we've only grown closer to them since they've gone. A fine couple of folks.

Tyler is the King of Animation. He's got a delightful knack for capturing motion and creating fun characters (see his reel below).

Also important to note, after mailing his interview back to me, I got a frantic facebook message asking to amend his answer to the "what your sitcom theme song would be". Tyler has prepared a (currently) 71 song salute to this question in the form of a Spotify playlist. This is, Tyler Mele's Life Soundtrack. The man takes his interview questions seriously, what can we say?

Tyler Mele: Animation Reel from Tyler Mele on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Anne Julian

While we're highlighting some projects from the website, I'd love to share this one with you! A good friend, Anne Julian, crochets beautiful pieces to wear. The zipper scarves are some of my absolute favorites if you're in the market (it's late June, I realize... but you really must bookmark this page for future you to remember!). They're thick and luxurious and pretty much wonderful. Email her for pricing.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Emily & Josh – Wedding Invites!

When my friend Emily and her now-husband Josh got engaged, I was happy to be able to help out by designing them some awesome Save the Dates and invitations! They've since gotten hitched and are getting ready for a big move to China (where they first met). So good to see these two wonderful people in love! 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Imaginary Beast – New Website!!

 Guess who just got a flashy new digs?

Answer: WE DID.

The Imaginary Beast website is launched in all it's fun/colorful glory! BEHOLD.

This is the beginning of something good, that's for sure. We're accepting all sorts of creative work right now, from brand overhauls to simple logo solutions. Check out some of the things we do here and get in touch by heading to our contact page or emailing me at rachel@imaginarybeast.com.

And hey, while you're at it, Like Us on Facebook. In return, air high-fives and invisible cupcakes (100% less calories than visible cupcakes).

Monday, June 10, 2013

Flora Invitation Suite – Progress

Flora Invitation Suite – Design Progress | Imaginary Beast

It's a rainy morning-- perfect for listening to Neutral Milk Hotel and doodling some carrots for an upcoming invitation suite!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Igloo Letterpress

Igloo Letterpress | Design by Imaginary Beast The new Igloo Letterpress site has launched! For the past couple weeks we've been photographing, designing, and developing the new site. We've still got a bit of housekeeping to do, but be sure to stop by and check it out.

We're so proud to have worked on it with them. Allison Chapman and her crew are some of the kindest / most fun folks we've had the pleasure of knowing. If you have a letterpress project in mind or just need some sweet cards and goodies, be sure to give them a shout!

Next up, designing packaging and finishing up some promotional materials for the National Stationery Show!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Whole Lotta Igloos

Igloo Letterpress Website Icons  |  by Imaginary Beast
We're gearing up to launch the new Igloo Letterpress website this week, and these little buggers are a few of the icons we'll be using!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

We dig you, we really do.

We Dig You | by Imaginary Beast
We Dig You | by Imaginary Beast
We got this beauty in the mail this morning. We want to stamp everything. EVERYTHING, we say!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Followin' Dreams

Class of 2013, Taking on the World  |  by Imaginary Beast
Today we've been finishing up some graphics for a website that will be launching in the next week. Exciting stuff, folks, exciting stuff! Can't wait to show you everything, but for now this little doo-dad will have to suffice.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Flappers & Dappers – A Great Gatsby Inspired Party!

My Moon, My Man  |  Imaginary Beast Blog
A Great Gatsby Birthday Party  |  Imaginary Beast Blog

One of my favorite friends, Krysti Kalkman had a Great Gatsby themed birthday party Saturday night! She is, hands down, the best hostess I've ever met. Martha Stewart ain't got nothin' on this gal, I'm telling you.

My Mr. Dave Armstrong & the super talented Jake Murray drew the awesome moon mural. It looked beeeeautiful.

If you're curious about the rest of the party, everyone posted their instagram photos with the hashtag #thegreatbday.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Baby Announcements? Say It Ain't So!

Birth Announcement | by Imaginary Beast
Oh yes, oh my. We're doin' it. At the request of some friends, we've started designing a small line of baby announcements for all those tiny dudes and damsels constantly popping into the world. The full collection can be expected this summer, but for now, feast your eyes on this feminine little number.

* Supremely sweet newborn photography provided by Shannon Deans Photography *

Friday, April 12, 2013

Much to Explore.

Much to Explore! | Imaginary Beast

A morning walk led me to a fun discovery! About a hundred yards off the path I noticed what I thought was a giant wood pile. Naturally, I veered off course to check it out. As I got closer I realized that it wasn't a fire pile... it was a giant stick teepee someone had built! Best. Surprise. Ever.

Much to Explore! | Imaginary Beast

So yeah, I went back later that day and took some photos. Not even the intense "hey-o, crazy person" stares from a high school cross country team could deter me.