Hey everyone! Nicky here 🙂

In my experimental typography class, we were tasked to create an experimental poster using the lyrics from any song of our choosing. For mine, I used the lyrics from Haunted by Beyonce, a song I’ve been constantly listening to for the past few weeks now.

Here is the result:


Pinning and RePinning

You may be wondering what the title of my post means today. Maybe I’m pinning up some clothes on a laundry line because the dryer is not working. OR I’m pinning up random posters of really attractive male celebrities in my room.

Well, none of these are true (although I wish I could pin up posters of attractive celebrities in my room but whatever).

What I’m referring to is Pinterest!

Pinterest is a website similar to Tumblr (another cite I often go on nowadays) where you can “pin” cites you like and share them with other people. With Pinterest, you can also “repin” cites and store them in different categories called boards. Within these boards, you can organize your favourite pins.

For example, on my Pinterest account, http://pinterest.com/nickyclarizio/ I have a few boards, like Cupcakes, Macarons, Cool Design Stuff, and Sushi. These boards can be anything you want!! How cool is that?!

I have been on Pinterest quite often lately just looking at other artists’ work and getting some new design ideas for upcoming projects.

I highly recommend checking out Pinterest!


Reading Week

Today was the first day of Reading Week! It started after my morning class, which was Communication Design 2, where I pitched my ideas for the final part of my assignment! (its going to be a calendar btw). So now, I am up at the cottage with my family, just relaxing and taking time off working. 


Not entirely actually.

Right now, I am just making some art for myself, while I have the chance anyway. So, I decided to make myself my very own “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” poster! Granted, I do have a copy of one that I bought at the MoMA last May, but I want to actually MAKE one! 

Here is what it looks like right now:

Leave a comment if you have any suggestions for what I should add, exclude, change, anything you think. 

I’m open to any feedback 🙂


You know in my previous post that I recently finished a poster for the Toronto Zoo featuring a macaw parrot? Well, I thought I would share some of my preliminary drawings on here. 

For homework, my professor wanted me to draw 11 different drawings of an animal of choice. Here is the list of drawings he asked for:

1. Representational (detailed, full colour)

2. Black, white, gray

3. Black-white simplified

4. Silhouette curved

5. Silhouette geometrical

6. Collage

7. Experimental

8.Linear (black-white)

9. Linear (colour)

10. Dotted drawing (black-white)

11. Dotted drawing (colour)


I won’t put all the drawings on here, but here are a few of the best ones.


Drawing Assignment

Finally finished my first assignment of the year!!!!!!!! (yes we have already been working lol)

So basically, my class was instructed to make a poster for the Toronto Zoo, incorporating a stylized animal of our choice. So, I decided to use a macaw parrot and this is what my poster looks like:

Toronto Zoo Poster


I wonder if the Toronto Zoo would like to use this poster… hmm…

Animal Alphabet: Children’s Edition


I while ago, I blogged about a project I had to complete for my Communication Design class: making animals and letters interact with one another. I had made four of the letters previously and had to finish the alphabet.


I finished!!!

NC animal poster

My original plan was to make this into a small book, but I wanted to see what it would look like as a poster. It turns out I like the poster better because of how colourful it is.

I am very proud of myself for finishing this in time for the deadline. Now, I have a 24″ by 36″ poster.

Maybe I’ll put it up in my room.