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design, tradition, survival, inspiration

Eastern Kutch

December 9th, 2011

Southern Kutch

December 7th, 2011

Northern Kutch

December 7th, 2011

Danielle’s Work

December 2nd, 2011

Package Design

TEDx Invitation


Typography Book

Clock Design

Stamp Typography


Courtney’s work

December 1st, 2011


Here are some things that I have done in the past year. Some done for school, some done in my spare time. I really enjoy detailed line work and working with expressive typography.

Alright, time to pack up. leeegoo!


The People’s India

November 28th, 2011

While reading one of my magazines, I came across an awesome article about a trip some professional surfers made to India in search of some new waves. The article was a fun read and really amped up how awesome the people are in India. It described them as being very inquisitive, happy and excited. They want to know just as much about us as we do about them.

The articled had some nice photos too.

Get trendy

November 28th, 2011

Combining Patterns, Styles, and Textures

November 28th, 2011

I am very inspired by the use of multiple textures, patterns, weaving styles, and/or colors incorporated into one final design. The textures can be differentiated by the type of materials used like cotton or wool, the pattern can be different with a design inspired by a another Deity, or important story. The weaving can contain its own pattern just by how the materials are put together, it can be tight, with not a lot of pattern, loose with some pattern, or really loose and have very intricate details (like the scarf on the top right). Whether it be an infinity scarf with one or multiple pieces, or a standard scarf with two ends, there are many combinations that can be formed to create something beautiful with meaning behind it. I am not only interested in combining different textures, patterns, weaving styles, and colors, but also separate pieces of material, sewn together in a unique way. It would be interesting to design a scarf that can be worn in many ways, and also have a different look with each way it is wrapped around your neck. The use of multiple pieces of material can also add a lot of dimension and volume to create as large of a scarf as desired.


Visual Awesomeness

November 28th, 2011

For my trip to India, I hope to create a great documentary and visual story to our trip. I have a lot of ideas, but I am really hoping that the events that occur over the next month will help to influence how the final product turns out. I am still searching for a way to show our trip, our interaction with the people, and the inquisitive Indian’s themselves in a new and telling way.

Here are a few videos that I find very pleasing and engaging. Though they are not all similar to our endeavors, they display many film and post-production techniques and simply show some great trips that others have been on.

In Asia – Trailer

In Asia – Episode 1 – Malaysia

In Asia – Episode 2 – Thailand

Isenseven: Times

Panasia:  Receiving impressions

Cool Intro: coasting

Dark Side: a great short. dark side of the lens




Dawn Patrol

November 28th, 2011

Dawn Patrol is a term that many people may not know of, but as a surfer and water enthusiast it is a commonly known term for those that arrive at the beach before sunrise, ready to take on the morning in search of epic results. The individuals that take part in the dawn patrol of our beaches are those with their equipment tuned, their gear packed, and their minds ready to plunge into the cold of the dark ocean for the allure that they will be the first to surf the morning swell. So what does this have to do with our trip to India? Well for me I feel like it is the night before the morning swell and I am getting my gear ready and tuned for a great adventure that lies ahead except that in this situation, that epic morning swell is an epic trip to India. For my fellow travelers and I, we are all on Dawn Patrol, preparing for the great trip ahead and becoming increasingly inspired by photos, videos, patterns, textures, and everything else that will get us excited. In the time that I have had to prepare myself for this trip, I have discovered many things that you all might find stimulating as well. So in this post and the following ones I will share a few of the many great things I have found.



Patagonia Look Book:

In a recent patagonia look book, they included a narrated slide show from surfer trevor gordon. There are great images that really highlight the people and life of the community. Check it out: