Friday, March 09, 2007

Bonus Bone: Our Mastheads

Design Boner is mostly a way for us to showcase cool things that other people do, or have, or make. We aren't in the habit of tooting our our horn (unless it's completely relevant) but we're going to do just that right now. We just love our mastheads, you guys! We love hunting for the right photo, pulling our hair out as we fight against photoshop, and, mostly, we love the end result. Or, I should say, results.

Original photo used to create Jan 2007 Masthead

Last November, we began the task of designing a new masthead each month. The two of us alternate months and surprise the other with what we find. Our self-imposed limit is that we only use photos taken in (or around) our own homes. We wanted to keep it centered that way because it might, one day, get challenging to find a new angle or shadow, a small horizontal band of beauty, in the everydayness of our own spaces. Right now, though, the possibilities are endless. Some of the mastheads are geared toward the season or a specific holiday and others are captured simply for their smooth color or tidy sentiment. No matter how they all come about, we love each and every one of them.

Since we are so terribly proud of these little creations, we found out how to archive them on our blog. To see the five mastheads we've designed so far, you only have to click on "Masthead Archive," which sits at the bottom of our automatic monthly archive list. If you have any feedback or suggestions for two art student/design junkies dipping their brushes into the graphic arts, we'd be more than thrilled to hear what you have to say. For now, we'll continue to push ourselves to find incredible secret moments and post a new one every month. And we'll always spend the first week of that month obsessively returning to our blog just to feel the giddy thumpety-thump of our hearts as we admire our latest design crush.

Original photo used to create Mar 2007 Masthead

For these reasons, I, Cardboard, declare this a Design Boner.


Anonymous said...

Well, Good on ya. Couldn't agree more.

Cardboard said...

Thanks, casapinka. We'll stop our zealous boasting now! We mainly just want to point out how much we love making these DB banners/mastheads/headings, etc.