Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Downhill Bike Racing in Chile

Downhill cycle racing in Chile braving jumps, stray dogs, flights of stairs and a steep downhill path. I love this video:

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sketch Detail

Been working on a new index page for my site these last few days. Here’s a detail of what’s to come. Hopefully this will be go live by the end of the weekend...

While choosing a new typeface to best represent my name, I’ve realized the letter “G” was just as important as the “E”. Deciding I was a san serif was easy, but staring at the negative shapes in “ELAINE FONG” for too long made it all came down to these two elements:

currently listening to: Human League

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Friday + New Releases!

It’s a whopping 45° in Chicago today! This is cause for celebration, as well and the release of two projects of mine:

Polyvinyl Records has announced the pre-order for Of Montreal's “Controller Sphere” EP today. I worked on the EP packaging/layout last December when we were staying at the Ace Hotel in Portland, OR. During our visit, I met the awesome folks at Tender Loving Empire, a new favorite label of mine. The EP is in traditional digipak, and the vinyl version has a beautiful flood coat of PMS 205C – a really nice, solid pink I chose to accent the artwork.

Also released today is the Of Montreal artist book that I've been working off and on for a while, called “What’s Weird?”. The book has a nice format for viewing: 11.75" square with 132 pages of colorful, intense paintings, sketches, and thoughtful anecdotes from artist David Barnes. His fantastical style of paintings allowed me to make some fun decisions for the book's typography, and fun design choices for the hardcover version of the book.

You can pre-order both the Controller Sphere EP and the What's Weird book here.