Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wanderlust strikes again

There are some breathtakingly beautiful places in this world. I hope I get to see some of these.

See more (and the location of these) here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I'm admittedly a huge grammar nerd—on top of being a huge typography nerd—so I found this little tidbit interesting. Apparently, there's an entire book about the origin of the ampersand. I'm a little bit in love with ampersands (see above admission of utter nerdiness; see also my apartment's bookshelf, which is adorned with a giant metal ampersand as decoration), so a book about ampersands actually sounds interesting to me. From the book:
The ampersand or esperluette dates to the 1st century A.D. The Old Roman cursive letters E and T were written together to form a ligature. In the 7th century, development of the Latin script and Carolingian minuscule, ligatures in general diminished, but et sign continued to be used and gradually became more stylized and more abstracted.

Though I'm pretty sure I learned this fact at some point during my typography classes and maybe even during my former life as an English minor, I managed to forget it, and the above illustration makes it a little clearer.

So, there's your fact for the day. Enjoy.

Monday, April 18, 2011

My Name is Trouble

Pretty sure I've listened to this song 30-40 times in the past 2 weeks.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Paper record player

Kelli Anderson's paper record player wedding invite is un-freaking-believable. Not to mention, she has tons of awesome work and is quickly becoming one of my favorite designers.

Paper Record Player from kellianderson on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Posters of Fortune

This idea is pretty rad.

As described on the site,

The Type Directors Club in conjunction with Cardon Copy presents POSTERS OF FORTUNE: 21 Fortune cookies, with 21 distinct fortunes, have been sent to 21 internationally renowned designers. The designers have in turn transmuted these personal divinations into richly imagined typographical posters. See them, bid on them, come hear the designers discuss them.

POSTERS OF FORTUNE is on display at the TDC from April 5th – May 12, 2011. The end event and final bids will take place on May 12th from 6:00 – 9:00pm

Some of my favorites:

Friday, April 8, 2011

Music Philosophy

Music + quotes + design? Yes, please.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Eva Vazquez

Eva Vazquez has some nice illustration work.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

To artists in train-ing

True statement. Subway tile mosaic poster for SVA by eternal favorite Louise Fili Ltd. And it really does look like real subway tiles, even if it was made in Photoshop...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Grown Ocean

Oh, this is quite nice. I've been waiting for some music lately that grabs me, but haven't found much. This seems to fit my mood nicely, though.

Fleet Foxes - Grown Ocean from Fleet Foxes on Vimeo.