Archive for February, 2008

Cinderella v.2.23
February 23, 2008

The fanciful shoes of Beverly Feldman garnered several entries in Workman Publishing’s 2008 Page-a-Day Shoes calendar and the fine folks at her Manhattan store gifted me with a copy. From the works of 17th century anonymous Italian cobblers to current designers such as Beverly, each day displays an interesting shoe design. How apropos that my birthday page would feature something vintage, which I love (Awano, 1950’s); and somewhat fairytale, which is very Piscean.

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As I child I eschewed “regular” Mary Janes in favor of those with a T-strap and I still have a fondness for the vertically bisected foot. A modern-day Cindy would, however, probably appreciate a higher heel, a sleeker vamp and a mirrored sole to go with her bling…


The Design Studio, Chemistry
February 21, 2008

Chmstry.com (not to be confused with the dating site, Chemistry.com) is the relaunched web presence of the Brooklyn-based graphic design studio. Helmed by Todd Wilson, the company has provided art direction and design for diverse clients ranging from high-end retailer, Felissimo to Amen Ra Films to musician Delfeayo Marsalis and well, moi.

Chemistry excels at branding, delivering smart, effective logos. The firm’s modernist leanings tend toward creating identities devoid of froth and furbelow, succinctly getting to the point. Their identity and website for Lost City Products are nothing short of brilliant.