September 2017 – Wallpaper Round-Up

Oh man, how is it already fall? September is my birthday month, the start of the football season, and finally some crisp weather…so I guess it’s not all bad! I found LOTS of awesome wallpapers for this month, so I hope you enjoy beautifying your desktops!

1. Kathy Davis  |  2. Edens Garden  |  3. Sarah Hearts
4. Paper Leaf  |  5. Every-Tuesday
6 + 7. Oh So Lovely   |  8. Inkstruck  |  9. Dawn Nicole
10. WAZZ Publishing  |  11. Minding My Nest  |  12. Flipsnack
13. Virgo and Paper  |  14. Mel Armstrong  |  15. Sugar Paper
16. Lovilee  |  17. Designer Blogs  |  18. Susan Chiang
19. Lily & Val  |  20. Going Home to Roost  |  21. Rae-Ritchie
22. May Designs  |  23. Mospens Studio  |  24. Paper Raven Co.
25. The House That Lars Built  |  26. List Lab
27. The Printable Project  |  28. Apartment 406 Designs
29. Candidly Keri  |  30. Blushed
31. Stylish Planner  |  32. To Live Beautifully

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05. September 2017 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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The Cover Response to Trump

I know I haven’t been very active lately (with the exception of the monthly wallpaper round-up), so lets just blame that on life! Between work and my new workout routine (have any of you gone to an F-45 gym?) I haven’t had a lot of time to devote to being creative.

Last week, I had my wisdom teeth pulled, so I was home on pain meds watching a lot of tv…and of course as a millennial, I was keeping up with the Twitterverse and FB on what was happening in Charlottesville–a place that’s only a two hour drive from my house. I was so deeply saddened by what I saw, but mostly I was disgusted by the fact that President Trump didn’t denounce the bigotry and hatred that was on display. I know that this is a design blog, and that none of you come here to hear my political commentary, or world views, and that I may lose some subscribers after this post; however; as Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” So I am starting a conversation…

Yesterday, several magazines released the covers for their next week’s issue, and their take on our President’s disturbing remarks is especially evident! All three had the same idea, but with a different and unique approach in their design. I understand that design can’t save the world…but it can make it better. It can make a powerful statement, and the below images do just that. What are your thoughts…can design make a political and positive impact? Can we as designers potentially influence policy and further the political discussion?

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18. August 2017 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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August 2017 – Wallpaper Round-Up

Hey guys! Happy August :-) I hope everyone has an awesome month…I can’t believe that summer is almost over. As much as I love fall…I just don’t think I am ready yet!

1. Lily & Val  |  2. Paper Raven Co.  |  3. Lala Design
4. Susan Chiang  |  5. Virgo and Paper  |  6. Lemon Ribbon
7. Kelly Sugar Crafts  |  8. Every Tuesday  | 9. Rae Ritchie
10. The House that Lars Built  |  11. Going Home to Roost
12. Designer Blogs  |  13. Lovilee  |  14. Sugar Paper
15. Flip Snack  |  16. Mospens Studio
17. Mel Armstrong  |  18. Minding My Nest
19. Oh So Beautiful Paper  |  20. Dawn Nicole

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03. August 2017 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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July 2017 – Wallpaper Round-Up

Hey guys, happy July! How are we already this far into this summer season already?! I hope everyone had an awesome 4th, and you have some fabulous things planned for the rest of the month! Enjoy this month’s roundup…apologies for the delay in posting…

1. Rae Ritchie  |  2. May Designs  |  3. Sarah Hearts
4. Dawn Nicole  |  5. Minding My Nest  |  6. Mel Armstrong
7. Mospens Studio  |  8. Flip Snack  |  9. To Live Beautifully
10. Sugar Paper  |  11. Candidly Keri  |  12. Lily & Val
13. Lovilee  |  14. Eva Shorey  |  15. Paper Raven Co.
16. Designer Blogs  |  17. Susan Chiang  |  18. Soggy Musings
19. Paper Leaf  |  20. Moo’s Musing
21. Going Home to Roost  |  22. The House That Lars Built
23. Virgo and Paper  |  24. Every Tuesday

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06. July 2017 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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June 2017 – Wallpaper Round-Up

Happy June everyone! I hope you all have an amazing month, and enjoy these wallpapers. It’s quite the collection this month! As always, if you design something awesome and want me to include it in a round-up, shoot me a note to svetlana@chic-type.com.

1. Soggy Musings  |  2. Flipsnack  |  3. Sarah Hearts
4. Sea of Atlas  |  5. Every-Tuesday  |  6. Paper Leaf
7. Mospens Studio  |  8. Designer Blogs  |  9. Dawn Nicole
10. Mel Armstrong  |  11. Minding My Nest  |  12. List Lab
13. Sugar Paper  |  14. Charletters  |  15. Susan Chiang
16. Apartment 406 Designs  |  17. Paper Raven Co.
18. Going Home to Roost  |  19. The House That Lars Built
20. Moo’s Musing  |  21. Oh So Beautiful Paper  |  22. May Designs
23. Rae-Ritchie  |  24. Lovilee  |  25. Edens Garden
26. Lily & Val  | 27. Rebekah Disch  |  28.  The Printable Project

3 people thought this was awesome!

02. June 2017 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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May 2017 – Wallpaper Round-Up

Holy moly…how is it May already?! Time has just been flying by! I hope everyone has an awesome month :-) BTW…is anyone attending HOW Design Live this week?

1. May Designs  |  2. Sarah Hearts  |  3. Every-Tuesday
4. Flipsnack  |  5. SALT Design  |  6. Apartment 406 Designs
7. Blushed  |  8. Designer Blogs  |  9. Paper Raven Co.
10. Kiwani Dolean  |  11. Raw Sugar Writes  |  12. Sugar Paper
13. Rae-Ritchie  |  14. Susan Chiang  |  15. Candidly Keri
16. Mel Armstrong  |  17. Minding My Nest  |  18. Dawn Nicole
19. Lovilee  |  20. Stylish Planner  |  21. To Live Beautifully
22. List Lab  |  23. Rebekah Disch  |  24. Edens Garden
25. Red Stamp  |  26. Soggy Musings

6 people thought this was awesome!

02. May 2017 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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April 2017 – Wallpaper Round-Up

Happy April everyone! Enjoy the awesome wallpaper finds this month!

 1. Paper Raven Co. |  2. Designer Blogs  |  3. Blushed
4. Eva Shorey  |  5. Charletters  |  6. Gwen DeGroff
7. Lovilee  |  8. Stylish Planner  |  9. Lily & Val
10. Sugar Paper  |  11. Candidly Keri
12. To Live Beautifully  |  13. Flipsnack  |  14. List Lab
15. Minding My Nest  |  16. Mel Armstrong
17. Mospens Studio  |  18. Sarah Hearts  |  19. Dawn Nicole
20. Rebekah Disch  |  21. Clementine Creative
22. May Designs  |  23. Inkstruck  |  24. Rae-Ritchie
25. Edens Garden  |  26. The Printable Project

4 people thought this was awesome!

03. April 2017 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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Friday’s Typographic Treats (122)

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24. March 2017 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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The Comfort of Thingy-ness Vol VIII

I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I’ve done a Comfort of Thingy-ness post! So you know what that means…a new round up of some of my favorite covers! In case you missed them, check out Vol I/II/III/IV/V/VI/VII! What have been some of your recent favorites?

Also, if you love book covers as much as I do, you should check out the Great American Novels 1000 piece puzzle (sold only at Barnes and Noble)! I made it a few weeks back, and now it sits as a permanent (for the foreseeable future) part of my coffee table decor.

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15. March 2017 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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Friday’s Typographic Treats (121)

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10. March 2017 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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