This holiday season I was tapped by my agency to design the holiday gift. After giving out shot glasses and beer coozies at the last party, the team decided to stick with the drinking theme. Coasters & pints came up in a brainstorm session. I have long wanted a set of the beautiful leather coasters that Tanner Goods sells in their Portland flagship store. After getting in touch with them, we found that they could produce custom designed coasters for us.
I immediately got to work sketching out concepts. As we’re heading into 2012, I wanted to play around with the imagery of the Mayan calendar. I love the cryptic complexity of the Mayan design. As you may have noticed from this blog, I don’t follow the school of minimalism. I strive for visually rich, complex imagery that rewards the viewer upon close inspection. I heard from my source at Tanner Goods that this design was the most complex thing they’ve ever stamped into leather, mission accomplished!