Thursday, April 29, 2010

Utne Reader’s Stephanie Glaros In 3x3 Magazine: Guest Appearance - Greetings From Mr. Bird

RTD received his copy of 3x3 Magazine yesterday, as he turned to page 5, Greetings From Mr. Bird stared back at him with a twinkle in his eye. What an awesome little surprise! Stephanie Glaros, from Utne Reader Magazine, was this months art director interview for 3x3 Mag. Four illustrations from past Utne issues were featured with the interview and Greetings From Mr. Bird just so happened to be one of them. RTD’s had the pleasure of working with Steph on multiple occasions in the past and feels honored to be recognized in the same article with her. Steph is an amazing art director and an incredible supporter of the illustration world. We are all very lucky to have in our community. Check out the article in issue 14 of 3x3 Magazine too!

Get the print! - Greetings From Mr. Bird
Get the shirt! -

materials used: pen and ink, textures, and adobe photoshop. Buy photoshop here.


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Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Several of you have here ya go. If ya want either of these fine upstanding characters on shirts they are now available on Skreened along with a few other friends of RTD.

The "Official-T" for The Republic of RAWTOASTDESIGN

I Wish I Could've Hung Out Longer

Tofu Revolution T-Shirt

Greetings From Mr. Bird T-Shirt


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

3x3 Mag Spring Clearance

Image Copyright © 2010 3x3 Magazine

Check it! I just started subscribing to 3x3 about a year ago and highly recommend adding the publication to your office or home library if you find yourself constantly in need of visual stimuli. Great mag for illustrators and designers especially. They are literally giving them away for free, you just have to pay shipping and handling. I was able to get over $300 worth of back issues and annuals for the cost of shipping which was $17. I'm sure that many of these will sell out quickly so don't hesitate! Details from 3x3 below...

special offer: Free Back Issues and Annual
Offer good through May 14, 2010
We’ve got to make room for our new publications and you can help.
¶ Just order any or all of our back issues or annuals at a bargain basement price: They’re free, all you have to do is pay the shipping and handling. Our back issue's regular price is $15 or $25 but now you can buy them for just the cost of shipping and handling. That means you can get one of our back issues for just $6 or the past twelve for just $15 in the US, $36 in Canada and $93 outside North America. The more you buy the cheaper it becomes to ship. The same deal goes for our annuals.
¶ But hurry it’ll be first-come, first-served. The offer is good until May 14 or while supplies last. Issue 13, 14 and the current annual are not included in this offer.
¶ Our regular pricing goes back into effect on Saturday, May 15.


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Monday, April 26, 2010

RAWTOASTDESIGN At The Lyceum's Spring Food and Craft Market

This weekend come meet up with RTD and many other great artists from the NY area at The Lyceum's Spring Food and Craft Market in Brooklyn. Should be an awesome show with lots of great stuff to stare at with your eyeballs and treats to eat with your mouth. Don't miss it!

Saturday and Sunday,
May 1 and 2, 2010 11am - 7pm

Brooklyn Lyceum is located at:
227 4th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
between Union and President Streets.
R train to Union Street - Lyceaum is right atop the station! 15 minutes from Manhattan.

Craft and Food Artisans Take Over Two Floors For Two Days this Spring!
Heighten your senses and usher in Spring with style. Expanding into both 4,000 square foot levels of the Brooklyn Lyceum - former NYC Public Bath #7 - we announce our heady new creation! The Lyceum Spring Food and Craft Market will include all manner of "Handmade" to mean both Crafts and Edibles, as well as fun workshops for all ages. Our Market will feature over 100 talented vendors, both local and from cities like Chicago, DC, Boston, and Portland.

Our intent with this Market is to highlight the full expansive array of fantastic, artisanal goods available all throughout the Northeast, and get them into the homes, shops, mouths and consciousness of the thousands of discerning NYC patrons who will cross our stoop that Spring weekend, and exit with a healthy armload of gorgeous products they can feel good about. Clothing, clocks, art, gifts, jams, chocolates, cheeses, craft beer. We make it a point to ensure a successful AND fun shopping event.


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Friday, April 23, 2010

Prospect Heights Craft Fair

Come check it out if your in Brooklyn this weekend!

The Prospect Heights Craft Fair welcomes Spring — and you! — on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 11am-6pm. Come enjoy a lovingly curated showcase of independent artists and designers from Brooklyn and beyond.

You'll find handmade treasures ranging from stationary to clothing to jewelry (and so much in between), along with delicious treats from local eateries. Munch, shop and don't miss out on our spectacular raffle and activities for kids!

Proceeds from the fair benefit the arts program at Prospect Heights' very own public elementary school, PS 9. So you'll not only be taking home some truly great stuff, you'll be leaving behind support for a new generation of young crafters and performers. See you there!


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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

American Illustration 29

Get it on a T-SHIRT!

RTD’s infamous “Greetings From Mr. Bird” illustration that was done with Stephanie Glaros at Utne Reader will be appearing in this years American Illustration 29 web gallery and joining RTD’s past winners at It was one of only 280 images from over 8,000 submitted to receive enough votes to appear permanently on the website.

If you don’t have a limited edition print of Greetings From Mr. Bird on your wall yet you definitely should :) Get him now before he sells out from the RTD Store - LINK.

Here’s a bit more from Mark Heflin, the Director American Illustration & American Photography:

On behalf of the entire jury, I thank you for your submission and support of American Illustration. This year’s distinguished panel included: Rodrigo Corral, Rodrigo Corral Design; Irene Gallo, Tor, Forge, & Starscape Books; Rob Hewitt, Curious Outsider Design Studio; Kory Kennedy, Runners World; Gail Marowitz, Roadrunner Records; Siung Tjia, ESPN The Magazine; Jason Treat, The Atlantic.

Your chosen image, along with your contact and credit information and link to your website, will accompany the collection of all winning illustrations representing the best images from 2009.

A slide presentation announcing the winning images will be sent to all entrants and to our member list of over 30,000 creative professionals in May.


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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

RAWTOASTDESIGN Takes It Back Home...

Did a fun little interview with the hometown newspaper highlighting a gallery show that will be up April 16th - May 28th. RTD’s folks even got in on the action too :) Check it out here - Art show...

Details for the show:

O’Fallon Cultural Arts Center Gallery in the Renaud Spirit Center
April 16th - May 28th

Gallery hours: 5:15am to 10:00pm Monday - Thursday; 5:15am - 9:00pm on Friday; 7:00am - 7:00pm on Saturday; and 10:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday.

2650 Tri-Sports Circle | O’Fallon, MO 63368


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STL Magazine: Women’s Health Series

These were a couple illustrations that were done for the April issue of St. Louis Magazine. The first, Dieting By Disposition, was an article on how to lose weight without losing your mind. SLM asked dietitians and a personal trainer to reveal some common diet personality types, and then suggest food plans and exercises tailored to each. The second article, Walking the Walk, focuses on the health benefits of walking, and explains the “right” ways to walk for optimal fitness.


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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Markets of New York City: Toast as Design Inspiration

Many of you frequently ask about the origins of “Raw Toast.” Karen Seiger, the author of the blog, Markets of New York City recently contacted me about her “Toast as Inspiration” series she was doing. She wanted to know if toast was an inspiration to me, given the name of my company. :) Well, it was and indeed still is. Hop on over to the Toast as Design Inspiration Part 3: Raw Toast Design to read the full article and get your answers on the origins of RAWTOASTDESIGN...


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RTD Art Prints & Nice Things Handmade

I recently started a great consignment relationship with Elissa Kara in Philadelphia at her shop Nice Things Handmade. If you're in the Philly area definitely check her store out for all sorts of great/unique gift items. Here's a recent review on her store that features some of my printed work as well -


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Monday, April 5, 2010

STL Magazine | The Unwritten Letters Project

This was an illustration that was done for the March issue of St. Louis Magazine, titled "Reading Other People's Mail." The Unwritten Letters Project - - is a platform for people to post something they've written or always wanted to say, anonymously, for the whole world to see.


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