It's time to prepare for NUMiNOUS magazines next issue! Censorship is set to be released August 1st 2015, and the deadline to submit is JULY 1ST!! Click through for more details on the theme and how to submit!Read More
My favorites from a week of mostly vegging out. New TV shows, a Garbage Pail Kids reimagining, and a TGIF playlist!Read More
I am very grateful to be surrounded by so many creative women who I look up to and that inspire me on a daily basis. I know women who’ve created their own magazines, own record distros, front badass bands, tattoo for a living, and create magical and healing herbal products from plants they grow themselves. Sometimes, I get lucky enough to collaborate with them. Read more about my collaboration with Hunter Moon Herbs and Leta Lou Tattoo.Read More
Lauren's weekend recap featuring the NUMiNOUS mag first friday mag release party at Tattooed Moms, Veg Fest, and some interior decorationg.Read More
Friday Favorites: A way to recap my week, show gratitude, and remember the good times. Favorites can be anything, funny videos, favorite foods, my current jams, even special moments. This week it's feminist illustrations, a West Philadelphia re-imagining of 'The Wizard of Oz', Metz II on vinyl, and more!Read More
Celebrate the release of NUMiNOUS Magazine's Street Art Issue at Tattooed Mom for First Friday!!!
Grab yourself the latest edition of NUMiNOUS, or a back issue - we will have copies of every issue - and get some exclusive merch including our classic tees and our limited edition street art tanks.View and purchase artwork from local artists at one of south street's most unique bars. Live painting and art installation by YOMI T.G.M.B!!
Well, I guess we could say I've gone a little PINEAPPLES lately. They are my favorite summer fruit and I really wanted to make a cute pattern out of them. I went a little crazy and applied it to almost every item available in my Society 6 store! Pineapples on shirts, mugs, rugs, shower curtains, clocks, phone cases, and MORE! Check it out at society6.com/LaurenLadnerRead More
I started designing for multi-talented Matthew Mule McKinley when I was experimenting with overlaying textures and type in Photoshop, and my results made me instantly think of him. Knowing he was coming out with an EP soon, I sent him a cover mock up. The gritty textures fit well with his deep dirty vocals and re-imaginings of old blues songs. From there I designed the rest of the "Alone on the Orange Floor" EP packaging, and solidified a new working relationship. Since then I have designed his full length "Blood in the Still", a logo for his band, Run Molly Run, and packaging for his Bluegrass project, Got Jamn String Band. He's about to go on tour with the band Filthy Still, so we wanted to make sure to get some merch out, to help fund him on the road.
For his new merch we decided to deviate a little from the aesthetic that we been working with and make something that would translate well to a t shirt. Both Matt and I have been getting into weirdo art more as of late and I've been practicing my pen skills. Drawing in this style allows me to get a little looser and break from the realism I tend to fall into. Much of the features in this style tend to be exaggerated, highlighting the bizarre and gross. If you're not familiar with weirdo art, think R.Crumb, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, or a contemporary, Sean Aaberg, known for Pork Magazine.
The first attempt I made at drawing the mule was too straightforward and realistic, I needed to let loose! Matthew and I went back and forth quite a bit sending sketches and feedback. In the end the mule ends up looking pretty crazed and full of energy, like much of Matthew mule McKinley's music. The mule shirts were silk screened through a third party, along with Run Molly Run t-shirts I designed awhile back. I think they came out great, and really fits the musician's style and aesthetic.
If you would like to purchase either, send $20 via Paypal to email@example.com. Make sure to include your size and shipping address. OR even better see Matthew mule McKinley play with Filthy Still and purchase one at the show!
For quite a while, my main media for audience engagement has been my Facebook page. I recently read an article talking about how Facebook is reducing organic page views down to 1 to 2 percent. This renders my page rather useless, so I decided it was time to restart posting on my Tumblr, as well as create a blog on my website.
This begins my first post!
This year I began working at Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center in Philadelphia, as their graphic designer, under their marketing department. I've had a lot of fun making everything from brochures, to website graphics, and monitoring photoshoots. Currently I am working on an infographic, you can see a sneak peek to the left. Working at RWWC has been quite a whirlwind since I am their sole designer. I work with the marketing team to come up with new campaigns and strategies, as well as assist with events.
I've also still been doing freelance work, I just finished up a design for Matthew Mule McKinley's solo act as well as Run Molly Run. They are getting tee shirts printed, I can't wait to model one for you!
In my free time, I've been getting really into herbalism. I just went to a workshop last night where I learned how to make fermented ginger soda. I'm really excited for spring, growing plants, and learning more.