Archive for the ‘Inspire’ Category
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Epicenter of Ephemera: Letterform Archive

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 ...

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Felix Doolittle and The Paper Mouse

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 […]

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Clear Winner: Jonathan Selikoff, Letterpress Artist

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 ...

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Rancho Diseño XII? Fabuloso!

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 ...

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From Vacation to Vocation: They Draw, Cook, Travel, Share

“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 […]

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Upstarts: Molding the Next Generation of Designers

Led by Yahoo! senior designer Maurice Woods Inneract Project is supported through partnerships with design professionals, schools, community groups, companies and stakeholders in design and technology. The ultimate goal is to increase diversity in design and technology, where minorities are woefully underrepresented. Read Sarah Whitman' interview here.

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Expressing and Pressing in Lubbock

Mom & Pop f2design in Lubbock, TX has churned out a startling number of posters over the years, many or sale on their website. Co-owners Dirk and Carol Fowler have worked with great bands, including The Killers, the Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, singer Lyle Lovett, and Wilco, with whom they've had a ten-year run. Dirk notes, “They’re easy to work with. ...

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Say It, Mean It, Send It: Thank You.

I don't know about you, but I was raised to write thank you notes. Yes, notes. On cards. Or personalized stationery. Today, an emailed or texted thanks is common, and I applaud any effort to express thanks, especially one festooned with personality-packed emoji, but I also mourn the handwritten note. Now more than ever, taking the time to put actual pen to ...

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When Past Meets Present the Future is Brighter

Dream the Impossible Dream: Craig Welsh Restores a Masterpiece A Nearly Forgotten Font, Euclid, Is Resurrected Through a Nearly Lost Art Form: Wood Type. Though Alvin Lustig left this earth more than 60 years ago, his modern design influence has left an indelible mark in design history. It’s hard to believe that he died so young, at age 40—when […] ...

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Brand Connection: Dig Deeper

Bill Gardner of LogoLounge: “Take the Demographic Blindfold Off” Bombarded with thousands of messages daily, successful brands must constantly evolve to reach discerning subsets of the marketplace. All hispanics are not equal. All Catholics are not family friendly. All women do not love Hillary. Brands have “personalities” that appeal to specific people ...

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