3.10.2008

crystal barlow.



This weekend was a good weekend, not only b/c I got to wear my pretty green dress to the dog park yesterday, but because the Awesomeness that is Crystal Barlow contacted me this weekend and I had no idea what an untapped gem this gal is.

Her email went something like this:
"I just wanted to write and let you know how much I enjoy your bog! Very inspiring! Thanks for the daily dose! I am a designer from Minneapolis and I link your blog to everyone I know. Nice work!"



And my email went something like this:
"Aww, you are SO sweet, Crystal, and your work is OUTSTANDING! Mind if I feature your illustrations next week?"

And her email went something like this:
Ok wait, I don't remember but she did say 'YES!'



And then my thoughts went something like this:
"Holy crap. I'm gonna feature this girl but she's like star status. What the heck am I doing featuring a girl that's star status? How do I pick from the intense masses of her awesomeness, and can I just feature it all? No, Erin, you can't feature it all, b/c it would take you days and you're already super redundant."



And then my thoughts went something like this:
"Oh my gosh, this is seriously hard. It's all so... GOOD. Ok, calm down. Relax. Don't have a nervous breakdown. It's just some pretty art. And illustrations. And graphic design work, and OMG is that How Magazine I see in her lipservice section? Wait, Target? Ok crap."



And that's precisely when I passed out on my keyboard. Specifically, on the letter 'Q.'

9 comments:

painted fish studio said...

crystal's work is fabulous! and she lives where i live! we tend to rock things here in mpls...

bandelle said...

I can totally see why you had a hard time selecting pieces to feature on your blog. Crystal is super talented!

Style Saves the World said...

Love her work! Thanks for sharing!!

design for mankind. said...

Seriously--- she's fantastic!

instantanés said...

This is great ! I prefer the bird ... Thanks so much for sharing !!!

Kelly said...

wow - i'm a HUGE fan of line drawings and this girl's got some talent!

cindy k said...

what is in the water in minneapolis? target, russell + hazel, motion city soundtrack, blu dot, and crystal barlow!

madelinetosh said...

beautiful feature! thanks for the info.

design for mankind. said...

ANYTIME, my dear! :)

welcome.

because beauty lies in the details of design. in the pencil shavings, in the blueberry waffles. the vintage dress, framed portrait, old postcard.

design is inevitable. celebrated. design for mankind.

3.10.2008

crystal barlow.



This weekend was a good weekend, not only b/c I got to wear my pretty green dress to the dog park yesterday, but because the Awesomeness that is Crystal Barlow contacted me this weekend and I had no idea what an untapped gem this gal is.

Her email went something like this:
"I just wanted to write and let you know how much I enjoy your bog! Very inspiring! Thanks for the daily dose! I am a designer from Minneapolis and I link your blog to everyone I know. Nice work!"



And my email went something like this:
"Aww, you are SO sweet, Crystal, and your work is OUTSTANDING! Mind if I feature your illustrations next week?"

And her email went something like this:
Ok wait, I don't remember but she did say 'YES!'



And then my thoughts went something like this:
"Holy crap. I'm gonna feature this girl but she's like star status. What the heck am I doing featuring a girl that's star status? How do I pick from the intense masses of her awesomeness, and can I just feature it all? No, Erin, you can't feature it all, b/c it would take you days and you're already super redundant."



And then my thoughts went something like this:
"Oh my gosh, this is seriously hard. It's all so... GOOD. Ok, calm down. Relax. Don't have a nervous breakdown. It's just some pretty art. And illustrations. And graphic design work, and OMG is that How Magazine I see in her lipservice section? Wait, Target? Ok crap."



And that's precisely when I passed out on my keyboard. Specifically, on the letter 'Q.'

9 comments:

painted fish studio said...

crystal's work is fabulous! and she lives where i live! we tend to rock things here in mpls...

bandelle said...

I can totally see why you had a hard time selecting pieces to feature on your blog. Crystal is super talented!

Style Saves the World said...

Love her work! Thanks for sharing!!

design for mankind. said...

Seriously--- she's fantastic!

instantanés said...

This is great ! I prefer the bird ... Thanks so much for sharing !!!

Kelly said...

wow - i'm a HUGE fan of line drawings and this girl's got some talent!

cindy k said...

what is in the water in minneapolis? target, russell + hazel, motion city soundtrack, blu dot, and crystal barlow!

madelinetosh said...

beautiful feature! thanks for the info.

design for mankind. said...

ANYTIME, my dear! :)