Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Weekend in LA

Traveling always provides inspiration. I think this is especially true in urban settings. A concentration of creativity seems to explode in big cities. Like Los Angeles. A couple of my girlfriends and I met up in LA for the weekend and had a blast. Here's just a short documentation of the design fodder/inspiration I saw down there. Mostly type, per my usual. Enjoy!

Friday, October 22, 2010

A red (letter) day

Memorably happy: a red-letter day.

Well, today is a red-belt, red-geranium and an almost red-eye-flight day which makes it red-letter in my book. Me and my red hair are going somewhere exciting tonight. I'll report back next week. Until then, happy weekend. And you really should try out this Hipstamatic app.

Belt credits go to Second Glance - The Annex

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Good Morning

Due to this captivating scene, I missed the turn into my office parking lot this morning. Seriously. The sun burning through the fog was totally mesmerizing. (P.S. The Histamatic app for the iPhone is the best.)

Now, off to design.
- Megan 

Willamette Valley Outing

October has been gorgeous. The colors, sun, weather and warmth have all made us Northwesterners feel a little less upset about the late-start we got to our summer this year. Fortunately I had a reason to get out of the office yesterday and ferry myself through some of the before-mentioned elements. The Glancing Girls at Second Glance and I had a date to talk about the new website. Their logo is complete and will be debuted with the launch of the new site. Anyway. Corvallis was shining. This is just a shot I took to prove it. I think I need to visit Corvallis (and the Glancing Girls!) more often.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Television. Interviews. Ants in your hair.

Three of us involved with Our Portland Story got to experience all of the above when we filmed Outlook Portland a couple of weeks ago. If you missed the show (which you would have if you sleep past 6:30am on Sunday mornings), you can find the links to the show's four segments here:

Segment 1 - Rick Emerson interviews Melissa Delzio about Our Portland Story
Segment 2 - Ditto. Also, details about Alice, the author I designed a page for (1:10). Alice has a great story.
Segment 3 - Rick Emerson interviews Melissa Delzio and me
Segment 4 - Rick Emerson interviews me and Paul Sorenson...and (what you've all been waiting for) I spy an ant crawling on Pauls head. Seriously. Note how I can't stop looking at it (4:44 on). Oh my gosh. At the end of the clip I'm finally able to tell Paul and brush it out of his hair. Heebie Jeebies! Note: The ant is in no way a reflection on Paul's personal hygiene. He showers and everything. It just wanted to get in on the Our Portland Story fun, I guess.
(You might note a few incorrect things in the caption on the screen grab above. Unfortunately, you won't find me at "" and I'm a designer, not a "desioner", though that sounds intriguing. The youtube uploads will be corrected shortly. They must have just been to excited to air it and typed too fast the first time 'round.)

Enjoy! And if you'd like to get your hands on a copy of the book, you can purchase one here. Don't pass up the offer to have it delivered via bike if you live within Portland's inner metro area.

- Megan

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Bavarian Getaway

Guten Morgen!

The weekend was spent getting my fill of German sights, sounds and tastes at Oktoberfest in Leavenworth, WA. It's a little Bavarian town in what are called the Washington Alps. It's the quaintest place. And everyone plays along...the outfits, food, signage and even the autumn leaves enchanted us to believe we'd traveled over the Atlantic to a small state of Germany and not just five hours cross-state. Some of what I'm showing you has to do with type and/or design/art, much of it doesn't. It's mostly just some fun, fantastical scenery that will provoke you to visit, too. Just fair warning.


I'm sold on growing hops at home now, too, BTW. They're so luscious-looking, especially when they're tumbling from a second- or third-story balcony.

Danke schön for the getaway, Leavenworth! We'll be back.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Studio News | Moved.

Earlier this week I announced that StudioM/Clark & Company was moving. Now, I'm announcing that same thing, but in the past tense. We've moved. Done. Fini. And it's great! I'm only a mile away from home, but it's like I've got a brand new neighborhood to belong to, not to mention pseudo-co-workers-slash-office-mates to hang out with. Sweet.

The new office address is:
1800 F Street
Vancouver, WA 98663
(That's it, behind me in the cheesy first-day-of-school-esque shot I made my husband take this morning.)

Just in case you're ever in the area (wink, wink) and might need to know, I like:
- hot coffee in the morning
- cute children, puppies and bunnies
- funny cards (but not the vulgar kind)
- flowers (especially tulips)
- anything from Johnathan Adler
- an afternoon chocolate-something cookie
- sugar-free coconut syrup in my italian sodas

On that note, I also have a new mailing address:
1701 Broadway, #133
Vancouver, WA 98663
(It's in my email signature, so you don't have to really remember this.)

With that, I'm signing off in hopes I actually get some work done today. Fridays are really meant to be Fundays, in my opinion.