Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Love Your Ghosts Tattoo

A while back a friend asked me to design them a chest piece with the phrase "love your ghosts". They liked the way I used Compendium in a vinyl piece I did so I thought i would have some fun with it.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Stationery for sale at

Every so often when I have some free time and want to mess about, I throw in some designs at's design challenges. The challenge was broken up into 3 categories: Women's, Men's, and children's. Side Street, a women's stationery design, was voted a winner and Old Stamps, a men's stationery design, selected an "editor's pick". Go buy ;\

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Junia and Andres

Working out some of the small "day-of" details for our big day.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wedding Invitation: Crafty Kids

Knowing I was going to be designing my own wedding invitation soon, I thought I would get warmed up with a color palette and style.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Best of the Year Project: 2009

Every December for the past 5 years I've made a "Best of 2009" mix cd. I create a list of my top 15 albums of the year, my top tracks of the year, and lastly a list of my top 15 movies of the year. It's something I very much enjoy doing. The act of editing is something more of us should practice in ALL aspects of our lives and this exercise has proven to be the perfect way to end the years so far.
I usually make an edition of somewhere between 10 and 15 and hand them out to friends and family. Each year I create a new cd-holder construction and book style.

If you are interested to know what any of my past years' lists have been (2004-2009), just ask! I'd be happy to share.

Best of 2009 Albums (updated)
1. Washed Out - Life of Leisure
2. Atlas Sound - Logos
3. Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
4. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - s/t
5. Moderat - Moderat
6. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
7. Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement
8. The Radio Dept. - David Ep
9. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest (don't even ask how I forgot about this one)
10. The Dead Sea - s/t
11. Kings of Convenience - Declaration of Dependance
12. Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
13. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar
14. Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
15. The Drums - The Drums ep
16. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport

The Andres Montano Blog.

As my wedding date gets close and closer, things begin to get more and more in focus and at the same time, more chaotic. Thoughts about our future as motivating individuals as well as an evolving couple, start to gain substance and importance. How do we push ourselves, and each other, to grow and become better at what we love to do? We both know this is the key to happiness: Junia ( with her writing, Andres with his design.
My first step is to start blogging again.
My main goal for this year is to start documenting my growth and my life in more accessible ways. This, in turn, may open up more doors, motivating myself as an individual (and as a direct result, helping my relationship evolve in better directions).
Sounds Like You and Me is now officially the Andres Montano style and portfolio blog. I will document new projects and inspirations that push me as a designer.
All that being said. Here's to 2010. The year we all do we love to do.