27 February 2012

Brochure Design about Microlending

A brochure to be passed out by Susan Bradbury during the 56th "Commission on the Status of Women" conference held by the UN at their headquarters in New York where she will be speaking. The theme for the conference is "The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges."

Susan asked me to design a brochure that she could hand out as an inspirational prompt of what people can do to help multiple communities by working together. Her work for The Soundessence Project has lead her to Burundi, Israel, and Mongolia, along with starting International art shows for children. Sustaining Cultures, Changing Lives is their motto and desires to create an international network of resources and partnerships to achieve sustainable advances promoting peace, gender equality, and eradicating extreme poverty and hunger worldwide.

It was a joy and a pleasure to be a part of this project.

14 February 2012

Billions and Billions of Stars!

Been watching a lot of videos on space, evolution, life, society, philosophy and more. This I discovered after a strange series of events. I enjoy it for being the most radical idea yet.

... After having post this, I watched some more animations created by Malcolm Sutherland. This second video was "Loosely based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead and inspired by the animation works of Ub Lwerks."

This third video is even better the second time around. Multiple dimensions and continual loops. It M.C. Escher made into minimal animation.

Ideas like these only come from people who think philosophically. I have extremely high respect for this person. Sometimes the most amazing things in our society go completely unnoticed.

07 February 2012

06 February 2012

Summer in Winter

Some days I feel like I'm drifting in and out of reality. My best bet to bring myself back is to do something active that brings me into the moment. This last week has been freakishly nice for this time of year, so I had to take advantage of it. I took myself and a camera down to the beach on the first day, and into the hills on the second.

Funny thing about Bellingham, is that when its nice out its too nice for taking photos. It was hard finding the right lighting, but I did it in the end. During these day I had a big itch to go to Mt. Baker for some ski adventures. Lucky for me all my wishing finally got me a call from a good friend asking if I wanted to go the next day. I agreed, a little bummed that it would be on a Sunday when the mountain is crowded, but happy non the less. Turned out that the next day was Super Bowl Sunday, and we were but a small handful of people to make it up. Turned out to be one of my favorite Baker days yet.

Thanks for all the love.