THE MODERN ALPHABET

Authoring a children’s book has been a LONG harbored dream of mine, and I’m ecstatic to share that I can finally say it: I’m an author!

This is exactly the kind of alphabet book I would have been completely obsessed with as a child. I wanted to make something that was visually exciting and would appeal to kids, but that would also provide a bit of a challenge. The words inside are written in both print and script – making this a book that can grow with your child as they learn to read and write. Some of the words are simple (two, or three letters long) while others may be more difficult.

This book is for the future creators, designers, and artists of the world. If you want to infuse your child’s education with a little creative flair, this is the book for you. It would also make a great gift for friends who are expecting, or nieces and nephews if you don’t have kids of your own! No matter what though, it’s only for the coolest babies in the world. So gift accordingly.

Hopefully this is the first of many books to come! It is currently available for purchase through Blurb, Amazon, and BarnesAndNoble.com

VENUES IN COLOR

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably already seen some of the photos and videos from the wedding we attended on Friday. I LOVE all weddings, but I’ll admit I was extra excited for this one because I got to contribute in a really fun way.

Our friends Mary and Mike (the newlyweds!) asked me to create 17 custom illustrations to be used as table cards at the reception. They each feature a different music venue in the Los Angeles area where they’ve seen a show together (what a fun idea, right?). When we started working on them, the only direction they gave me was “think strong lines and fun colors! We’d love for you to be creative.”

This is one of my favorite projects to date – it all came together so effortlessly, and I genuinely enjoyed creating every single piece (thanks Mary and Mike!). Now I get to share it with you! I’ll be posting some more images on Instagram over the next couple weeks under the hashtag #VenuesInColor, follow along @roymeister if you’d like to see!

In addition to just showing you what we put together, I’ve also made every print in this series available as a poster in my brand new Society6 shop. You can see and purchase them all right here.

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And here are a few quick photos I snapped at the wedding!

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Which one is your favorite? Have you ever been to a show at any of these venues? Let me know!

And don’t forget to shop them all, here!

COUNTRY MARKETS COLLABORATION

I’m thrilled to finally be able to share a big project I worked on over the summer: packaging labels for Country Markets! They’re a small chain of grocery stores in New York that started in the Bronx. If you live in the area, look for their assortment of trail mixes, dips, and juices, now featuring labels I designed and illustrated in collaboration with the store! We tried to give each item a distinct personality through it’s packaging. What do you think? Did we succeed?

 

You can view the full collection of packaging labels in the portfolio section.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy new year!

Here’s what been happening in my world lately:

  1. Artist in Residence pieces for Joie de Vivre Hotels! I created a retro-inspired print for Hotel Del Sol, and painted some cherry blossoms for Hotel Kabuki. See the full posts and interviews with me on Joyride.

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2.) An illustration I created for Jen Pinkston was featured on her blog, The Effortless Chic. You can see the full post right here.

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3.) I’m working a LOT of new pieces for the shop including more temp tattoos (pizza and sushi!), maps, and other goodies. I posted a couple peeks on Instagram, but in case you missed them:

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That should bring you up to speed! I’ll leave you with this quick fashion illustration I did last week.

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Happy Monday and happy 2016!

12 Days of Printables: Day 1

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Welcome to the 12 Days of Printables! For the next 12 business days (we’re taking you all the way through to Christmas Eve), I’ll be releasing one FREE gift wrap or gift tag design to help you get prepped for the season of giving!

I have a large extended family. Roughly 30 cousins total, which is great because it means everyone is a little different and brings something unique to the table. Erick St. Pierre, one of my many cousins, is an architect, a new Dad, and a soccer player. While I am none of those things, we do have something else in common: creativity! We decided to combine forces and collaborate on a holiday project. Thus, the 12 Days of Printables was born.

Erick and I each created 3 gift wrap and 3 gift tag designs. Check back from now until December 24th to download and print them all!

FIRST UP: WINTER PATTERN GIFT WRAP

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To download this design: Click on the image below! It will download automatically. Print as you normally would, then wrap to your heart’s content!

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Here’s a quick peek at some of the other designs we’ll be releasing!

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If you use one of our printables, snap a pic and hashtag it #12DaysofPrintables. We’d love to see how you’re using them! Happy wrapping!

Today’s printable was designed by Megan.

 

This Week: In Pictures

Less words, more pics. Feast your eyes on this week’s bounty:

New color-blocked hair pins in the shop!

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A colorful mystery project:

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Halloween scribbles!

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My little munchkin, Ruby, was on Joyride!

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A commission for my Dad!

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Best for last: I got an awesome new job as a junior designer! Very exciting week. 🙂

We’re pumpkin carving tomorrow in a park with all our buds. It’s one of my favorite seasonal L.A. traditions. What are you up to? Whatever it is, I hope it’s equally spooky!