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More Design Sprints

I did some more design sprints last night. This one was inspired by a beautiful painting of pixelated roses. So did my own version with a key. I love all the different shades of brown and I could even use … Continue reading

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Design Sprints

After a day of writing and research for my thesis about keys I decided to do some design sprints with key imagery. I used a lot of my vector outlines of keys I had made earlier in the summer. I … Continue reading

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The Semantic Beauty

The biggest draw of doing my thesis research on keys is that besides being rich in visual variety, the literature, history and vocabulary surrounding keys are just as robust. One of the more interesting things about Keys is that the … Continue reading

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Picture Time

I went home to Kansas for the 4th, and had my Dad take me to the old motel workshop where I used to help him make extra keys for the rooms. It brought up some fond memories. I didn’t realize … Continue reading

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Outline and Fill

I love the transparency overlay, it’s always one of my favorite ways to use vector art. And, I’m just proud that I conquered the tracing of this key. I celebrate even the litte things! On to more tracing…

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The Interwebs Dictionary

As I continue to dig up interesting articles, books and ideas to read about Keys, the internet has clearly been the easiest and most accessible tool for research. As I googled “What is a key” to try and find a … Continue reading

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Tracing Keys

I wanted to move to doing some visual things with keys, so I’m drawing vector outlines of my keys. I’ve got over a hundred in my key library I can trace right now. My initial ideas are to create a … Continue reading

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So it begins

Summer has been officially going on for almost a month and today is the first day I’ve dedicated any legitimate time to my thesis research. My thesis is exploring my avid interest in keys. (See my KYT: Keys You Trust … Continue reading

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Final KYT Keys

My painted, photographed KYT Keys. See a finished version of my brand book here on issuu. The whole class is publishing proofs next week from lulu.com It’s incredibly cheap to get a custom, perfect bound book made. Less than $20 for … Continue reading

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KYT Design Explorations: 3

The book is almost finished. My painted keys just need to be replaced with the plain ones over break. Critique is this morning, so I’m sure I’ll have additional tweaks after that. Click on the photo to see the full … Continue reading

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