What Inspires Me

<3 Patterns? Even Opening a Bill Can Be Sort of OK.

The great thing about loving patterns? They're everythere. Have you ever taken a moment to appreciate the variety and complexity of the common envelope's security pattern? It can add a tiny frisson of visual pleasure to something as onerous as ripping open your Visa bill. (I'm not sure if the same applies the opening a check, being generally more focused on, you know, the check.)


web application or brochure site, brand new or redesign, 5-page minisite or 100-page content-managed monster, I'd love to talk to you about your project. Prefer email to webforms? Me too! I'm erik [at] restlessbee [dot] com. Or call: 773 682-9254.

hey, new cards! When I do a redesign, I typically create new cards to match. (Is this what's called "branding"?) For this batch, I kept working the pattern theme, using all photos of old books in perspective. I allowed myself one deviation from the pattern rule: an old orange Penguin cover, of course.