Hi! I'm Elyse Ash, a Minneapolis-based advertising copywriter. I love all things design, pop culture and creative. Think in Bright Colors is a compilation of my favorite ad/design/interactive work, inspirations and beyond. To check out my advertising portfolio, visit www.elyseash.com.
Gosh, I just really love Pinterest. Sure I get to find great products and fun design ideas, but mostly I love discovering new illustrators and artsits who think differently. These illustrations are by Australian-based artist Sandra Eterovic. I saw the top image “Kitty and Darth Vader” floating around on Pinterest, and when I clicked the image and read that the work is supposed to be about “how we choose to present ourselves, what we reveal/conceal and some basic undeniable truths beneath.” Simply beautiful. Here’s a link to her Etsy shop.
Do the floor layouts above look familiar to you? If you love television, they should ring a bell. The top two belong to Chandler/Joey and Monica/Rachel from Friends. The bottom one belongs to the fabulous Miss Carrie Bradshaw. I’m impressed by both the idea to create these floor plans of iconic TV characters as well as the thoroughness of the work. It’s all done by the genius Spanish artist Inaki Aliste Lizarralde. Check out her site for more (like Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment, The Simpsons’ house, Dexter’s apartment and more!) So cool.
(Via @The Jealous Curator)
Sometimes all I need to keep on going is a bit of affirmation. And hanging this sucker in my workspace would totally make me feel good about all the hard work I’m doing. Don’t you think? I’m just loving real hard on this print by California-based illustrator Emily McDowell.
Loving the clean, graphic work by Brooklyn-based illustrator and designer Ben Wiseman.
Hannah K. Lee’s zine “Shoes Over Bills” perfectly articulates just how insanely expensive a shoe obsession can be. But how you still totally need cute shoes and it’s worth delaying the purchase of basic life staples like toilet paper and laundry. That’s what I took away from it, anyway.
This infographic called “The Cartography of Kitchenware” by the folks at Pop Chart Lab REALLY stresses me out. But that’s because my place is SO not in the kitchen. It’s way more up Brad’s alley. That being said, I appreciate the thoroughness of the design and how they organized so much damn data. It includes over 200 items that chefs need, and are grouped by function. Just think of all the cabinets you’d need!
Superheroes are supposed to be these strong, perfect, moral beings; the epitome of perfection physically and morally. That’s why I love this series by Gregoire Guillemin that shows the Secret Life of Superheroes—complete with wedgie-picking, nose-picking and other boring/inappropriate/ordinary/unexpected/regular-human activities. To view them all, click here (some are NSFW).
Rad-to-the-bone prints by Mike Mitchell of Just Like Us. He illustrates pop culture icons hilariously. Sadam Hussein reading Twilight? What’s not to love?
Tim Doyle’s haunting illustrations of fictional television spaces are eerie, beautiful and haunting. The locations feature scenes and spaces from the Simpsons, Arrested Development, Seinfeld and even Sesame Street. See even more information here.
Today fall arrived. It’s 50s and breezy and the perfect sweater-wearing, cup-of-tea-drinking day. This illustration by Brooke Weeber feels like a dead-on visual representation.
Sorry for being a bit MIA on this thing. It’s been a super busy couple of weeks. Throw in a trip from my folks, a car accident, and a couple of big client meetings and I’m sure you understand my absence.
Jess Wilson pretty much nailed it on this How to Write a Love Letter illustration. Shout out to Liz Dalby for her copywriting skillz.