All Goods Things in Modulation. Volume, Inc. of San Francisco is led by the complementary personalities of Eric Heiman and Adam Brodsley. Volume modulates the visual and written "sound" for such diverse organizations as IDEO, Boy Scouts, and, when the mood strikes, Nine Inch Nails. Precious they are not. Intelligent they are. Whether designing custom business ...
Rags to Riches: On a discreet alley in the San Francisco, Shotwell Press is an unusual hands-on studio in San Francisco that makes paper from recycled materials and prints beautiful custom designs. Rebecca Huvall visited them last year. This is her image rich story.
No matter whether you regard 2016 as filled with good or bad, richness or dearth, the past informs the future. Keep that in mind. On the subject keeping things in mind, what's in your inbox and mailbox today? The seasonal deluge of original, hackneyed, beautiful, ugly, witty, and witless greeting cards, e-cards, mail-order catalogs, and promos is an annual rite. ...
Kelli Anderson love paper for many reasons. It empowers her. It drives her. It adapts to her will. "“People take paper for granted because it’s like what your student loan bills arrive on, so it’s easy for it to be completely invisible—but it can be aerodynamic! And audible! You can bend it into a mask, it can be a fortune teller,” Anderson says. “I ...
Aesthetic Union: Where Tourists Rarely Travel “Fast as [All That]” “There’s more to letterpress printing than folksy stamps and filigree wedding invitations,” says former ship’s deckhand James Tucker of Aesthetic Union. If you’re in the vicinity of San Francisco’s Mission District, check out the treasures at Aesthetic ...
Rob Saunders’ Gift to the World: Letterform Archive in San Francisco The ‘Ali Baba Cavern of Type Design,’ a one-stop full-service museum for teachers, researchers, students, designers, and kern nerds. Rob Saunders has been building his personal collection for 40 years (yes, his entire adult life). His 15,000-ish typographic treasures include ...
Felix Doolittle & The Paper Mouse: The Convenience of Being True “Felix Doolittle” is the nom de paintbrush of Chinese watercolorist and designer Felix Fu. Fu started going by Felix when he and his family moved to Canada from Hong Kong when he was a teen. He says that he selected Felix as his English name “because in […]
There are many reasons people love letterpress. Chief among them: people like Jon Selikoff. "You will not find a more talented and generous letterpress artist," says Felix Sockwell. "Jon will share his passion with anyone willing to get in the pressroom and get their hands covered in ink. Afterwards, you will never be able to wash away the impression he leaves ...
Rancho Desiño Fabuloso: Design Ranch is the experiential opposite of the TED-style conferences. Here, there is no audience; only participants. Here, you must eave your ego at home, roll up your sleeves, break some nails, stain your shirt, act the fool, and share your fantasies and vulnerabilities. The only thing Design Ranch in Texas lacks is time to do it ...
“They Draw and Cook” “They Draw and Travel” Love of Illustration, Food, and Sharing Unites Illustrators Around the World It started in 2010 with a crate of figs, some fetuccine, butter and balsamic vinegar. The next thing they knew, they had spawned a community of food and illustrations around the word. Salli S. Swindell and her […]