Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Lettergirl Stamps


hand-lettered address label stamps from lettergirl's etsy shop. found via simple song.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

urban outfitters: catalog font



I received this catalog from Urban Outfitters the other day. I thought the font they used was pretty interesting. (and hand drawn inspired). It has a very unique feel to it, but clearly has some legibility issues. I have always wanted to work on a brand where they can do riskier, not legible and not universally excepted as pretty looking solutions. ahhhh, some day!

castle: obama spunkerama



A post-inauguration post: obama spunkerama fabric type from castle. found via simplesong.

reapwhatisew: it's whats inside that counts



from reapwhatisew's etsy shop. found via small medium large

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Funnel: Green Genes




I found this identity system for Green Genes (designed by Funnel) on the dieline. The typeface is hand-drawn inspired. Thought it had a cool grade school feel to it. Can anyone ID the font?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Insite: Five Rows Craft Wine




Having a form label that's filled in by hand (or to look like it's filled in by hand) is nothing new, this is a great example of that idea.
Designed by Insite

Freelance Job: hand drawn type, miami

An interesting freelance project post looking for an illustrator/designer to work on a collaboration between Sharpie and Vespa. Need to be in Miami.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

J.Crew: email illustration




I received this J.Crew email ad the other day… check out the little sketch of shoes. I wonder who did it - anyone have a guess?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Robert Medkaff: Giant Squid Ink







Giant Squid Ink logo (and packaging) from Robert Medkaff. Found via the dieline.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Grady McFerrin: sticky notes





Another birthday gift that I've been meaning to share: Chronicle Books Grady McFerrin sticky notes. Be sure to check out the other chronicle books products by Grady McFerrin.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Jill Bliss: Native Flowers correspondence cards and envelopes





I bought these Jill Bliss native flowers cards recently. I found them at a discount book store. Will be using them for my holiday thank you cards.

Vere Foster's Copy Book: No. 10 – Ornamental Lettering





My mom gave me a Vere Foster's Copy Book for my birthday a few months back. It's an old-fashioned penmanship school book used in England, Scotland and Ireland. It's number 10 in the series - Ornamental Lettering. I think she got it at the Sauder's general store .

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Letter from Europe




Back when I was in college I did the whole backpacking trip to Europe. And of course was pickpocketed in Prague. Someone returned my IDs in the mail, this is the letter they sent me… I post this because I think it is really interesting that European handwriting looks different than U.S. handwriting. How is that? (I don't live at that address, so I think it's safe to post)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Eggos: print ad



I spent some of my lazy vacation time flipping through my old magazines and sending them off to the recycling. I noticed quite a few eggo ads featuring this font that is hand-drawn inspired. Can anyone ID the font?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Martha Stewart Living: September 2008 - inside



An interior layout from the Martha Stewart Living September 2008 issue (I mentioned this mag previously)

2009: year of the scanner


Happy New Year! As a Christmas present for myself/my business, I bought a scanner during the holidays. It will make posting finds to the blog a whole lot easier. I'm going to spend this week catching up on a few items that have been waiting to be shared for a while. First up, some handwriting found in Domino magazine's 2008 holiday gift guide.