My Corkboards

September 25, 2007 at 12:56 am 2 comments

So this summer I got two corkboards to go above my desk. For right now, one is mainly for design stuff, and one is mainly photography. It’s all a mixture of stuff I’ve made and just stuff I like to look at. I’ve found that having this right above your head can be as inspiring as just about anything else. Periodically, as things go off and on the boards, I’ll post like this and offer highlights as I’m doing now. Click for a bigger look. In case you don’t immediately grasp the idea here, the colored text corresponds to the florescent highlighting on the picture.

Abbaye De Belloc — This remains as my favorite cheese. It’s an aged sheep’s milk cheese made by Basque monks and when it’s good, it’s really hard to beat. I don’t remember where, but I think in Philly I got this perfectly intact label. It’s elegant and simple with flat earth tones but I just really like it.

Personal Logo — I made this for Typography class and at the end of the class it was clear that it was a strong portfolio piece. I submitted it to our mini design show at the end of the semester and I think it was the only logo they showed. I think it’s a good fit for me.

Pronto Bella Postcard — This was created at my thing with Tasty Concepts in Georgetown this summer. I would say I made it but the process was truthfully collaborative, with my boss and other designers weighing in. I’m pleased with the end result. Glad people living in Mexico can see my work in their mailboxes.

GOOD Magazine Photo Booth — I’ve written about these before, but I’m still kind of shocked at how good these portraits are. I mean, there’s no photographer here, no artistic eye, and I don’t know of better pictures of me from recent years.

Polaroid — This is my favorite picture of my girlfriend and I me. There’s something about the poor lighting, cheap chemical luster and raw spontaneity of Polaroids that makes them worth about a dollar a picture, which they actually are.

Santa Barbara Snapshot — Here’s a great picture of Santa Barbara that I snapped with the Yashica camera I now use in Photo class before I knew pretty much anything about photography. It says I needed to say about this town in that instant: palm trees, cars, beach.


Entry filed under: art, color, corkboards, design, photography.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mom  |  September 29, 2007 at 11:58 am

    “My girlfriend and I”???????
    “This is my favorite picture of ……I”????????????

    I know I react strongly to stuff like this but you usually don’t murder the English language.

  • 2. Mia  |  October 1, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    God, those are GOOD pictures.


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Josh Kramer is a blogger, cartoonist, journalist, etc. I'm the Editor of The Cartoon Picayune. I live in Washington, DC and I just graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies. See work by me and my classmates.

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