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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday Comic

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hot off the presses!

Been looking for the perfect tune to wrap up your Summertime? Look no further...
WALDRON MAHDI RICKS is the perfect fix.
Design by DesignWorks Garage
Photography by Robert Salsbury

Monday, June 30, 2008

We Survived the Man-Made Storm!

Wow! It’s hard to believe that I haven’t posted a thing since December of last year…but then again, THAT IS WHEN the constant loud drilling, sanding, and craziness started at the old resident/office of DesignWorks Garage!

So seven months later and after many lessons in the unreal Real Estate shenanigans of Jersey City, NJ….DesignWorks Garage has officially relocated to the west side of Van Vorst Park, not far from our old location!!!

We still have much reorganizing of desks and computer equipment to accomplish, but I just thought I should let all of you know that THE GARAGE HAS SURVIVED and we look forward to doing some killer design work for our loyal fans and customers in this last half of 2008!

Saturday, December 08, 2007


Wonderful and whimsical Swedish bird resurfaces at your local Urban Outfitters no less. I don’t normally like to add to the consuming nature of our culture but I make exceptions for books….and well, I challenge you to find another book on Olle Eksell, famous Swedish graphic designer from the Swedish cocoa box! Information in English on this famous Swede is practically nonexistent! All the text in this one is in Japanese with a tiny bit of Swedish, having been published by Pie Books, 2006. Thank heavens for Pie! Who cares if you can’t read the text? Who else can do such wonderful things with sausages, birds and chocolates among other things? The pictures alone are enough to entertain the imagination and warm the webbed feet of the rare bird in all of us. So Run! Fly! to your nearest Urban Outfitters. It’s only 40 bills and worth every cent! Here is some more Olle just for you, including the cover of the this book.

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Check It OUT!

Someone is making a nicely drawn graphic novel about Katrina! It appears to be a true story written and illustrated by Josh Neufeld. It is looking NICE! Josh. I can’t wait to read the whole story!
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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Finally somebody has made something worth having!

Panoramic, self-adhesive model railway wallpaper border!
This border is one continuous image with no repetition...Wooooo! Pick it up online at Rose and Radish

Shout Out to Laura Boutwell for finding this for me!

Short letterpress documentary...nice!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Butterfly Madness

The Monarch butterflies have gone crazy over DesignWorks Garage’s butterfly bushes or rather, I should say, our species (Buddleia davidii)! Rarely do these little guys stop moving, so it was challenging to snap a picture worth showing. Fortunately, this one seemed to capture the amazing wings and colorfulness of these small creatures even though it’s slightly blurred. Look at that fuzzy body! What is up with that?