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.
CMYK Twister was designed by Jessica Blackham—a recent graduate of BYU’s BFA Design Program. What a fun idea! I’m actually disappointed this isn’t a real product because it’d make an excellent gift for some of my designer friends.
Loving the clean, graphic work by Brooklyn-based illustrator and designer Ben Wiseman.
Oh, Jessica Hische. You keep making me fall in love with you. I can’t help it. Your beautiful line of iPhone cases for Uncommon is just divine; but then again, I expect nothing short of perfection when it comes to your gorgeous typefaces and beautiful designs. I have a design crush on you in a very real, very heartbreaking way. Keep up the amazing work. I love you.
Check out this beautiful project by designer Steve Shanabruch called The Chicago Neighborhoods. He’s putting together logos for each of Chicago’s very diverse neighborhoods. He gets his design inspiration for each neighborhood based off of his own associations as well as historical research and chatting with residents. You can even buy prints of your favorite neighborhoods. Pretty rad!
I don’t know anything about wine. I never taste the smoky notes or floral notes. I don’t know what a tannin is. I barely even know how to use a wine opener. God forbid we decide to order a community bottle at dinner! I’m always the one at the table saying “Whatever you want,” because I have absolutely nothing intelligent to contribute. All I know is that my favorite white is generally Chardonnay and my favorite red is generally Malbec. Oh, and never spill red wine on anything because it stains like a mofo. That’s where my wine knowledge ends.
So it’s no surprise that wine and food pairings intimidate the shit out of me. Enter, this Handy Color-Coded Diagram. I love this chart by Wine Folly that color-codes and simplifies this whole pretentious mystery. Fantastic!
(View it close up here)
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!
You know that “Never Judge a Book by It’s Cover” expression? Yeah, that expression sucks. Pretty book covers are awesome. So let’s celebrate them for a moment, shall we? These are some of my personal favorites from Flavorwire’s Best Book Covers of 2012. To see them all, click heresies.
YES to this. Found it on the lovely interior designer Emily Henderson’s blog today. The post is all about how she confronts (or doesn’t) negativity on her blog. Great thinking.
Beautiful chocolate packaging design by Danish company Bessermachen.
How rad are these “pass it on” business cards, designed by wearegoat? I love their beauty, simplicity and just the overall spirit of it.