Wooden NATO Poster

Wooden NATO Poster

Last year, we rolled out this awesome phonetic alphabet for everyone – and to date, we’ve shipped over 1,000 copies! Now, we’re taking it one step further… making this not just a poster print, but something even more stylish that you’ll be proud to hang, display and use. Recently the good folks at Color Services showed us a version of the poster printed on beautiful maple plywood – blending the colors and graphics with the wood grain and knots that naturally occur in the wood. We love how this process makes each print truly one of a kind! The vibrant colors and UV curable inks mean that this piece will look good… and last… indoors or out! It looks amazing, a veritable Pinterest-able feast for the eyes! Head over to the store to pick up a copy for...
Awesome OO T-Shirts!

Awesome OO T-Shirts!

At Outside Open we collectively love Will Forte’s “Last Man on Earth” TV show.  As nerds and designers we also really enjoy the t-shirts worn by Forte’s character, Phil. When tasked with creating a tshirt for the OO team, I refused to just slap a logo on the top left corner like everyone else!  I browsed through Threadless for inspiration and this wonderful design by Budi Satria Kwan immediately caught my attention – the design is awesome AND it was featured in Last Man – FTW! Even with all the details in the dandelion seeds and the little man with his spyglass, the design doesn’t feel too busy or crowded. I loved that the design was playful, whimsical, and fresh without being cheesy. It reminded me of a carefree, idyllic onwards and upwards approach to life. Playing off of Budi’s design, I integrated low poly triangles (my latest obsession), an “idea” lightbulb and the Outside Open logotype to come up with a design for our new shirts. onwards and upwards also onward and upward   If someone moves onwards and upwards, they continue being successful or making progress. The team are moving onwards and upwards after their third win this season. She started her publishing career as an editorial assistant and it was onward and upward from there. Here are some early drafts as I toyed with the design elements and concepts: And here is the final product 🙂 The shirts were printed locally by the super awesome Curt Crashaw @ Foundation Press  Want one? Drop by the office and say hi! They come in a fabulous orange or yellow and sizes S – 2XL and limited quantities of Tall...