Graphic Design

Creative Canine Patterns

October 18, 2013

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Are these prints not the most interesting things you’ve ever seen?  Inspired by geometric wallpaper designs, the talented Winnie Maeve takes a hand drawn pencil sketch of a dog, then flips, rotates, and multiples it into these unique and creative canine patterns.  Choose from the 9 limited editions here or create your own custom design by following these steps.  I personally think the prints are incredibly neat and beautiful.  They would make a wonderful piece of wall art in any dog-loving home.  Be sure to check out more about Winnie Maeve and these amazing prints HERE. Bonus Fact: Each design is printed on high quality, sustainable paper.

Images Courtesy of Winnie Maeve

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Dog City & Co.

October 7, 2013


Dog City & Co. is an animal-passionate brand that sells beautiful gifts for proud pet owners.  As you can tell from the photos above, they have a wide variety of products, from mugs and t-shirts, to iPhone cases, wall prints and totes.  All of which are eco-friendly, and 100% made in the USA.

I was recently fortunate enough to try out one of their text art totes, which Vader and Vixen are showing off in the photos above, and let me tell you, I loved it!

First of all, the graphic is super creative.  I of course opted for the Great Dane design, which features breed specific descriptive words that are sized and rotated to make up the shape of a Great Dane.  It was really neat to read through all of the words, even down to the paws and tail.  They were all perfectly characteristic of my dogs.  If you look through the Dog City & Co. website you can see there are several other amazing options available, including other dog breeds, rabbits, cats, and even horses.

I also thought the tote was especially great because it’s so large.  Just look at it next to my big dogs.  You can definitely tell it’s capable of carrying quite a bit, which makes it very versatile.  I could use it to carry my belongings for a day at the beach, or as a reusable grocery bag for when I go shopping, or as my plus 1 carry-on bag for when I travel on planes.  All the while, I would be showing off my Great Dane pride 🙂

To top it all off, a portion of every sale at Dog City & Co. is donated to animal rescue organizations!  Talk about a great way to give back.  And they can also do custom designs, so even if you don’t see your breed just ask!  All in all I think Dog City and Co. has amazing products that any pet lover would enjoy!

Images Courtesy of Dog City & Co. and The Barkitect

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Canine Alphabet Poster

December 12, 2012

Etsy always has the best canine themed prints.  Like this poster featuring A-Z dogs breeds, isn’t it great?  Hang it in your childrens’ bedrooms to help them learn their ABCs, or in your living room for a chic piece of art, or at your office for a splash of canine design.  It really could go anywhere.  I like the classic back silhouettes on a white background, but you can get any colors you want just by asking.  Be sure to check out more HERE.

Canine Alphabet Poster – Image Source

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Modern Pet Portraits

October 3, 2012

I absolutely LOVE these graphic design pet portraits by Erin Rea.  Her Etsy shop called “Modern Pet Portraits” is so awesome.  All you have to do is send her a picture of your favorite four legged friend (or friends), choose a background pattern and colors (or send her your own background image), and then she’ll create a totally chic custom illustration of your pet.  All pet portraits can be printed on iPhone cases, iPad cases, Nook & Kindle folios, laptop skins, totes, playing cards, and more.  Talk about perfect gifts for the upcoming holiday season!  Did you see the custom portraits she did of my two danes, Vader and Vixen?  Aren’t they spot on?!  To learn more about Erin’s work and to check out her shop click HERE… One more thing, 10% of all sales is donated to the Much Love Animal Rescue in Los Angeles, CA.  Great designs and a great cause, what more could one ask for?
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