Mother and Daughter - Egon Schiele, 1913
My man Egon* always merits a re-tumble.
*see also: my man Giacometti, my man Yves
(Source: psychotic-art, via wishflowers)
I like whiskys. Lots of kinds of whisky. I’ve been a bourbon fan from way back when. In the last few years, I’ve started getting into Scotch… particularly big, peat-y, smoke-y single malts from Islay… Ardbeg is my king of the beasts.
All of which has little to do with Finlaggan, the “mystery Islay”… so called as there is no Finlaggan distillery. And the distillery from which the whisky comes is kept secret.
I’ve read suppositions that it comes from different distilleries, depending upon who has excess. I’ve read purported insiders claiming it all comes from the same distillery.
This is all immaterial to the matter at hand. Here’s the crux: I picked up a bottle as it was considerably more cost-effective than any other Islay malt I’ve seen. I’m cheap, and I like my booze. It was alright. I wouldn’t pay $50 for it, but for $23, it was certainly serviceable with some nice peaty smoke.
What I didn’t like was the label. Oohh, a mistly watercolored castle and some rather generic uncial lettering. How… mundane and average.
So, I did what I do with things I like that have horrible labels (or logos or whatever): I made my own.
Finlaggan itself is an island with what once was a castle and is now just a few remnants of stone walls… hence the ruins on the labels (I tried the Old Reserve; in my research, I discovered they also offer “The Original Peaty”… so 2 labels).
I also dicked around a bit with a hand-lettered version of the wordmark… It’s in a sketchbook I don’t have with me; maybe I’ll post it later.
I’m also realizing I had changed the “the vintage malt whisky co” text to white on the Old Reserve label in my Illustrator file… after I exported this png. Shit. Oh wells.
I envision these as being printed with metallic inks on a matte label…
So that’s the Finlaggan story.
As promised, content.
I love wingtips and broguing of all types (cap-toes, medallion toes and whatnot). I’m just not super-crazy about some of the over-exposed broguing patterns… so here are a few variations I made.
Please remain calm.
Do you have chills? I do.
I started this tumblr largely to take advantage of the dashboard feature… to passively consume content. And that’s what I’ve mostly done. From time to time I’ve posted things… with no clear sense of what kind of thing I wanted to be posting… I had no idea what this tumblr was about... what kind of nerd I was going to be.
But now, I’m thinking I’m going to start posting “things I’m working on”. Most of these will be designs, sketches, illustrations, logos, etc. that I’m just sort of dicking around with for funsies… or that I dicked around with in the past and have now decided to share with the world. I might share some stuff I did for actual factual clients… but maybe not
And I’ll maybe ramp up my re-posting of cool art and design shit that I like… since that seems to fall in line with this new (and first) direction.
Plywould’s Art and Design Shit… welcome.
(all of this is to say: don’t be alarmed, dear followers, if actual content starts appearing)
Instead of all that open space, more “drawer” compartments—the segmented drawer on the other table.
no handles on surface; frame smaller than surface so edge can be used as handle
Is “prop” attached and hinged? should be one at each end?
That scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Indy fakes his way into a Nazi stronghold castle by posing as a Scottish art dealer.
Whip-ass old school lettering from whip-ass old school maps.
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finally. where I’m from.
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