TypograFriday: Live the Language

The first time I went to Europe, I went on an EF tour — plus, I have travel on my mind right now — so these videos are right up my alley. They are lovely and educational, but what makes the Live the Language series extra special is the fantastic regionally-appropriate typography, done by Albin Holmqvist. I hope they add one for Rome — I’m trying to learn Italian, and I love any opportunity to see Italy.




Etsy Schmetsy: All Tied Up

Who doesn’t love a good bow tie? From traditional to whimsical, classy to playful, this assortment includes something for everyone looking to add a little dapper to his or her day.





Row 1: Harvest Checks Bow Tie Dog Collar by SillyBuddy; Poindexter Props on a Stick by sarahedesigns; Boy in the Orange Bowtie Canvas Print by kikiandpolly

Row 2: Rust Bow Belt by darlingtonia; Cutesy Bow Tie in Blue Stripe by RikkiB; Father and Son Silk Bow Tie Set by Appleandivy

Row 3: Kitty Scout Portrait Altered Vintage Plate by BeatUpCreations; Gold Bow Necklace by diamentdesigns; Fraternal Lop Bunnry Rabbit with Tassled Fez and a Bow Tie Illustration Beautifully Upcycled Dictionary Page Book Art Print by collageOrama

Row 4: Felt Bowtie Cupcake Toppers by KnockKnocking; Sterling Silver Bow Necklace by BluHour; Puffy Yellow Bow Pillow Cover by secdus

Row 5: Soft Black Tan Leather Bow Tie Bracelet by threehorses; Men’s Grey Wool Houndstooth Bow Tie by KnotNow; So Super Dandy Bowtie Collar by alexandragrecco

Flickr Mondays-Senior Project Time!

Happy Monday! Thought I’d give you all a sneak peak into my newest project–I’m mentoring a coworkers daughter with her senior project–a magazine focusing on real people–her friends. Here are some of my favorite pictures from our first photoshoot (most shots taken at the Lafayette Reservoir in the East Bay). Enjoy!

Etsy Schmetsy: Anchors Away…er, Aweigh




Row 1: lostatseashop; downhomeamy; EmsOddsAndEnds
Row 2: infraredstudio; TotallyLinens; motherMAEi
Row 3: GetLuckyVintage; TruNicCreations; thenerdsofafeather
Row 4: AutrefoisVintage; RedDragonflyAKATOMBO; magshhh

Flickr Mondays—Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Ran across some really cute, pretty photos of all the thoughtful breakfasts people on the flickr community, “Share the love” have prepared for each other.

Enjoy!

More photos here.

Daily Drop Cap redux

W

e posted about Jessica Hische’s Daily Drop Cap way back in September 2009 when it first began. Today marks what was supposed to be the final day of this project as she completes the 12th alphabet.

But, as an added treat, there will be an additional 13th alphabet appearing starting tomorrow. The 13th alphabet will be designed by guest designers like Marian Bantjes, Louise Fili, Friends of Type, and The Heads of State! I’m really looking forward to seeing what the guest designers come up with.

50 and 50

I’m really diggin the style of the project “50 and 50″ — where 50 designers are invited to make an illustration of their state’s motto. The colorscheme (a sophisticated red white and blue) and format is consistent, and curator Dan Cassaro has a sort of modern-Americana vernacular + workhorse Futura-y look for the site which works great with the selected (typographically skilled) contributors. It’s good to see this style done well by more folks than just Draplin — though looks like he’ll be doing Oregon.


North Carolina by Matt Stevens — I’d have bought a print of this one if that had been an option; as it wasn’t I figured the next thing was to blog it. Please guys, prints? Or t-shirts? Tennessee by Matt Lehman. Massachussets by Mark Weaver.

via Public School

Let’s Swap!


Let’s Swap — a new project from Brooklyn-based hyperakt — is an awesome site that enables artists to swap their art for the featured print. The print that is currently available is the Good Morning/Good Night from Dolce Press.  It is full of awesomeness — letterpress, glow in the dark and an upbeat message. If you’ve got something to trade, go submit your swap and see if you get chosen, otherwise the print can be purchased from Dolce Press’s shop.

UPDATE: Our CMYHey Triangle print was chosen by Dolce Press as a swap. You can go vote for us to put us in the running to maybe be a featured swap in the future!

Etsy Schmetsy: Year of the Rabbit

We’re in the midst of Chinese New Year, and entering into the Year of the Rabbit on Thursday. I already have my Year of the Bunny Rabbit calendar poster up at work, and Etsy is littered with bunnicular awesomeness.




Row 1: DaysLight; ANORIGINALJEWELRY; incognitoinmaine
Row 2: flyingcheesetoastie; mamaroots; novarhyme
Row 3: beauideal; jackiepeppermint; pressprint
Row 4: idlebeats; iadornu; dutchdoor

Superior Servers


I have a bit of a problem with buying more kitchen stuff than I have room for. But, that doesn’t mean I want these from Ladies & Gentlemen and less. The blue would look super lovely in my house, but so would all of the other colors. They are available for purchase here.

via Poppytalk

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