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August 28, 2007

letterpress lust

Filed under: etsy finds, paper — Andrea @ 1:45 pm

Something about the simplicity and the tactile nature of letterpress tempts me endlessly. Technology that is hundreds, even thousands, of years old, made new again by clean, modern design.

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etsy vendor blackbirdletterpress

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The Letter Press of Cirencester

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Dauphine Press

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etsy vendor starparticle

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fonts and veer.com

Filed under: Design, home office — jennasuz @ 1:30 am

I was taking this lovely tour about the history of Helvetica (thanks, (OvO) )and the impact the font has had in the twentieth century, when I saw a photo of this notebook, which I have to have:

helvetica notebook

By the way, just so we’re clear here, I’m of the “i love you” camp when it comes to Helvetica.

So this picture brought me to this site, Veer.com, which brought me to Type City, and then I sat mesmerized for at least five minutes watching a city made entirely of beautiful fonts unfold before my eyes… and hardly anything keeps my attention for that long, people.

But then I found a bracelet, which I have to have, filled with Lorem Ipsum. Just look at this cuff. Do you know what it means?

lorem ipsum cuff

I spent hours wandering around this website, marveling at the photos, the typefaces, the many fun things to see. And then I found a way to take Type City home with me!

 

Type City prints

Each 5″x7″ print is letterpressed on archival, acid-free paper, and they are gorgeous. Imagine these matted and framed and hung in a grouping on a wall in an office or even in a living room…

There’s just something special about typeface, isn’t there?

August 24, 2007

Orange is a good thing. Birds make it better.

Filed under: etsy finds — jennasuz @ 11:35 pm

Orange Bird

orange bird from etsy seller, sugarloop

 

 

 

Chickadee Torso in the Garden

 

 chickadee torso in the garden, necklace from etsy seller Green Leaf and Owl

 

 

 

 

birdie print

 framed birdie print, from etsy seller joom

 

 

 

 

little birdie no 38

 little birdie no 38, from etsy seller cornflake girl

 

 

 

 

sparrows fabric

 Aviary from Joel Dewberry in Yellow Light Sparrows, fabric from etsy shop plumtickledfabrics

 

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