• crystal barlow.

    03.10.2008 / Miscellaneous

    This weekend was a good weekend, not only b/c I got to wear my pretty green dress to the dog park yesterday, but because the Awesomeness that is Crystal Barlow contacted me this weekend and I had no idea what an untapped gem this gal is.

    Her email went something like this:
    “I just wanted to write and let you know how much I enjoy your bog! Very inspiring! Thanks for the daily dose! I am a designer from Minneapolis and I link your blog to everyone I know. Nice work!”

    And my email went something like this:
    “Aww, you are SO sweet, Crystal, and your work is OUTSTANDING! Mind if I feature your illustrations next week?”

    And her email went something like this:
    Ok wait, I don’t remember but she did say ‘YES!’

    And then my thoughts went something like this:
    “Holy crap. I’m gonna feature this girl but she’s like star status. What the heck am I doing featuring a girl that’s star status? How do I pick from the intense masses of her awesomeness, and can I just feature it all? No, Erin, you can’t feature it all, b/c it would take you days and you’re already super redundant.”

    And then my thoughts went something like this:
    “Oh my gosh, this is seriously hard. It’s all so… GOOD. Ok, calm down. Relax. Don’t have a nervous breakdown. It’s just some pretty art. And illustrations. And graphic design work, and OMG is that How Magazine I see in her lipservice section? Wait, Target? Ok crap.”

    And that’s precisely when I passed out on my keyboard. Specifically, on the letter ‘Q.’

    • painted fish studio

      crystal’s work is fabulous! and she lives where i live! we tend to rock things here in mpls…

    • bandelle

      I can totally see why you had a hard time selecting pieces to feature on your blog. Crystal is super talented!

    • Style Saves the World

      Love her work! Thanks for sharing!!

    • design for mankind.

      Seriously— she’s fantastic!

    • instantanĂ©s

      This is great ! I prefer the bird … Thanks so much for sharing !!!

    • Kelly

      wow – i’m a HUGE fan of line drawings and this girl’s got some talent!

    • cindy k

      what is in the water in minneapolis? target, russell + hazel, motion city soundtrack, blu dot, and crystal barlow!

    • madelinetosh

      beautiful feature! thanks for the info.

    • design for mankind.

      ANYTIME, my dear! :)

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