Wednesday, January 28, 2009

what I want for valentines day

I love this silkscreened tshirt by Rotterdam based designer Stiksel. Seriously, if you want to get me a present, for any reason, this is a good one. I'm a size large in American Apparel. Love these tea towels too, but I can't wear them... You can see more on her Etsy Shop.

via Death by Kerning

Monday, January 26, 2009

even the packaging looks good

Wow, this packaging is some of the most exciting I've seen in a while! It was designed by Pearlfisher for Jamie Oliver's new Jme line of food and kitchen products. I love the playful use of language and type and the vintage-meets-contemporary feel.

via the Dieline

Saturday, January 24, 2009

found type - aurora (part 2)

As promised, more found typography from the set of photos I took on Aurora last year.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

wrap it up

I saw this super cute wrapping paper on Print & Pattern and wanted it instantly. Designed by Swedish illustrator Bo Lundberg for UK retailer lagom's Spring 2009 collection, it somehow manages to look both antique and modern at the same time. Too bad I already have more wrapping paper than I could ever use.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

fabric type

I love Australian artist and designer Rachel Castle's embroidery and applique artwork. She has a lot of fun with type.

via Oatmeal & Cinnamon

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

good riddance

I stumbled across Chris Piascik's type illustrations on flickr recently and was truly inspired. He posts a new drawing every day, straight from his moleskine sketchbook, which is just amazing. This one seems appropriate for this most special day...

yes you can

I just love this poster by UK designer Adam Ellison. Such a clever idea. From his website: "I produced and distributed 200 posters that challenged people to make a change, and continue to make positive changes in the world." Sounds very Barack Obama-esque to me...

via greenthing

Monday, January 19, 2009

found type - aurora (part 1)

I took these photos on Aurora Avenue about a year ago. There's so much to look at on that street, but I am always struck by the number and variety of signs. Here's a sampling - more to come.

Friday, January 16, 2009


Yes, this is how I spent my friday afternoon. I'm a dork.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

six scents

I came across this packaging for Six Scents perfume a couple of months ago on the Dieline. For some reason I just remembered it today... I love the clever use of an ampersand and 6 in the logo, and the variation in how type is incorporated into each design. I can't decide which one I like best...

of montreal

I like this new logo for Greater Montreal - it's bright and playful. It's even more fun on their website.

via Brand New

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

type for kids?

I found this amazing book on SeeSaw Designs. It was designed by Brighten the Corners, a UK firm. From their website: "A story about caring, mending and letting go drawn entirely with letters and punctuation marks." Pretty effing adorable!

giant squid ink

I saw this on the the other day and instantly loved the intricate, hand-drawn (?) monogram. Why aren't more art supplies packaged this beautifully?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

maps n' diagrams

I love Christoph Niemann's Abstract City blog for the NY Times. Our map discussion in class today reminded me of this entry. Not all of these are maps, but they sure are fun. And potentially useful!

I am also reminded of one of my favorite comedians, Demetri Martin, whose new show is set to debut on Comedy Central in February. He does amazingly hilarious things with charts, graphs and illustrations... His website is pretty annoying, but here's an example of what he does from Comedy Central (whose website is also kind of annoying).

type geek tank top

It’s pretty geeky, but I’ve had my eye on this Across the Univers shirt for a while. I never could resist a good Beatles lyric/typeface pun...

Jai guru deva ohm.

wtf, might as well start a blog

I am starting this blog to fulfill an assignment for my Experimental Typography class. We have to keep a type journal all quarter. I decided this might be a good moment to try out this whole blogging thing that all the kids are talking about... here goes!

(Now all I have to do is design a header.)