Author Archive | kelly christ
We were curious about creating animation from still photography and this S2BH bowl, with it’s dramatic shadows, made a great subject. Equipped with a rotating stool, tape measure, white paper, camera, and four hands we turned and snapped 23 photos. After a little finessing in Photoshop we created this animated GIF to be incorporated into a future interactive project.
One of my favorite past times is running. When Capital City Runners wanted to improve their visibility as a quality running group and promote new members, I offered to help them out with branding and design. The logo is now implemented on social media and athletic wear. Look for them on the trails!
Fun caramel packaging in 100% recycled boxes with whimsical drawings of farm goats by the co-owner of Big Picture Farm, Louisa.
More chalk art! On a recent trip to San Francisco I was drawn into Mission Cheese on Valencia Street. I can’t even eat cheese, but it looked so inviting. The space was wonderful and I immediately spotted the sheep drawings in chalk. The art by Josh Lowe was created initially for the grand opening in 2011 to show the names of the restaurant investors in the wooly coat of the sheep. It was so well received the sheep remain a presence in the restaurant.
The illustration work of Jeff Nelson, Jephemera, is found throughout Minneapolis and Saint Paul. I was first introduced to his work dining at Cheeky Monkey. His work continues to catch my eye as I visit other local restaurants, bookstores, and coffee shops, particularly along Selby Avenue in Saint Paul.
After hitting the slopes at Copper Mountain ski resort, I huddled around these unique fire pit sculptures with my ski/board buddies.
Spyhouse Coffee offers a delightful walk to the bathroom. The building’s hallways are decorated in whimsical dots, neon lights, an archival photo in a repetitive pattern, and tires draping from the ceiling. This restored warehouse at 945 Broadway in NE Minneapolis is home to office space, shops, 612 Brew, and Spyhouse Coffee.
It seemed simple enough in concept, but having never knit before I now have a much greater appreciation for the Christmas stockings my Great Aunt Elva made for me. I used this artwork on a new years card I sent to clients, friends, and family. The artwork was created using Adobe Illustrator.