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Happy Snow Day to anyone experiencing yet another winter storm! The federal government is closed today, so I am dedicating my day to some freelance and the blog.
A few weeks ago, I came across the Instagram account of Alex Solis, a designer and illustrator working on a book showcasing the American Sign Language alphabet through a set of signs and adorable illustrations. The project consists of photographing the american sign language alphabet one letter at the time, and integrating a fun character that starts with the same letter. Three days ago, Alex completed the last and final letter for this project, and his kick starter campaign to get the book printed is in full swing! Check out and donate to the campaign here. Below, I pieced the whole alphabet together, so that his entire collection can be showcased in all of its awesomeness. Check it out!
Who’s ready for the Oscars? Although I would have to say that I am more of an Emmy’s gal, I still tune in almost every year for at least the first part of the show to check out all of the fashion, and of course, play Oscar Bingo! This year I thought it would be fun to make a compilation of all of my favorite re-imagined posters from around the web for all of the Oscar nominated films! Her seemed to be the most popular movie poster which got the re-design treatment, and the variations were fantastic! What are your favorites? Sound off!
*Scroll to the bottom for all of the original sources.
Let me start off by saying that I love football! I was in several fantasy football leagues, my Sunday’s were spent watching RedZone, and my every Monday morning was spent reading all of the past day’s recaps on ESPN. A few weeks ago I came across the DesignsByEJB Etsy store, owned by Emilio Jose Bernard, and fell in love with these team stats prints. Although there are only 13 teams captured in the series, the project was too fun not to share. I only wish there was a Dallas Cowboys print, for us once-again-heart-broken-because-we-didn’t-make-the-playoffs-for-the-third-year-in-a-row fans!
….and if you’re a baseball or basketball fan, Emilio designed some great team stats posters for you too!
Happy first Monday of the New Year! I wanted to start this year off by sharing a personal project that I’ve been working on for the past few weeks—my bucket list! Up to this point, the only place in which this bucket list existed was my head, and I thought it was finally time to transfer it out of my brain and onto something that can be printed. So instead of just making a boring bulleted list, I decided to design something that I can print and maybe frame and hang as a reminder of all the awesome things I want to accomplish in my lifetime. What are some of the things you have on your bucket list? Sound off!
Although this isn’t typography related, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Instagramers! Who doesn’t love scrolling through their Instagram feed and seeing some incredibly posed animals, and awe inspiring photography? What are some of your favorite profiles to follow? I am always looking to add some fun ones to my feed!
Instagram (yes, you read that correctly!)
…and this brings us to the end of the holiday gift guide for the type lover series! I hope you got some awesome ideas for some gifts! What are your favorites? I can’t wait to get my hands on MANY of the goodies! Happy Holiday Shopping!!!
1. Sleep When You’re Dead Coasters – $1.99+ (55 Hi’s)
2. Thirsty Rough Font Family (21 Fonts) – $49.00 (My Fonts)
3. Beautiful Day Snap On Phone Case – $34.95 (Keka)
4. Slow & Steady Wins – $26.00 (Ugmonk)
5. The First Steps of Hand Lettering Class – $20.00 (Skillshare)
6. Helvetica Bold 108pt Tote – $26.00 (Supermarket HQ)
7. Nagging Doubt Wine – $19.50+ (Nagging Doubt)
8. Typographer’s Mug – $9.99 (Mark and Graham)
9. Type & Lettering Pencils (12) – $6.00 (Type and Lettering)
10. Put a Little Love In Your Heart Candle – $20.00 (Houzz)
11. The Logo Board Game – $27.99 (Toys “R” Us)
12. Come In, Go Away Door Mat – $32.00 (Fab)
13. Little Book of Lettering – $15.78 (Amazon)
14. Drop Cap iPhone Case (A-Z) – $39.95+ (Uncommon)
1. Victorian Monogram Necklace – $30.00+ (Etsy)
2. I Just Want To… T-Shirt – $18.00+ (Words Brand)
3. Never Stop Learning Print – $19.00+ (Society 6)
4. Holiday Mugs – $16.00+ (Etsy)
5. Take Me With You Canvas Bag – $34.96 (Alphabet Bags)
6. 2014 Vintage Airline Baggage Tags Calendar – $30.00 (Etsy)
7. 2014 Planner – $28.50 (Etsy)
8. Trend Font Family (21 Fonts) – $159.00 (My Fonts)
9. Everything Temporary Tattoo – $5.00 (Tattly)
10. Jane Austin Boxed Postcards – $20.00 (Paper Source)
11. Life Is For Deep Kisses iPhone Case – $35.00 (Society 6)
12. Marquee Letter Hook – $18.00 (Anthropologie)
13. Every Occasion Notecard Set – $22.00 (Anthropologie)
14. Ampersand Crewneck – $62.00 (Ugmonk)
1. Barnes and Noble Collectible Edition Books – $9.00+ (Barnes & Noble)
2. 2014 Pattern and Shapes Illustrated Calendar – $24.00 (Etsy)
3. Will Design For Money Tote – $18.00+ (Society 6)
4. Watercolor Ampersand Print – $20.80+ (Society 6)
5. The Silver Letters Print – $24.99 (55 Hi’s)
6. Carpe Diem Journal – $12.46+ (Amazon)
7. Carpe That Fucking Diem Pillow – $20.00+ (Society 6)
8. Typewriter Ampersand Necklace – $12.00 (Etsy)
9. The World’s Greatest Beer Coasters– $39.99 (iSkelter)
10. Make Things Mug – $18.00 (Seanwes)
11. Ampersand T-Shirt – $22.00 (Society 6)
12. Enjoy The Little Things iPhone Case – $18.00+ (Etsy)
13. Type Nerd Temporary Tattoo – $5.00 (Tattly)
14. Ampersand Keychain – $8.00 (Seanwes)
15. Introduction To Lettering Class – $25.00 (Skillshare)
16. Seven Rules to Understand Design & Designers – $107.05+ (Mr-Cup)
1. One Good Deed A Day Journal – $13.45 (Amazon)
2. Sterling Silver Monogram Necklace – $54.95 (My Name Necklace)
3. The Numbers 2 Poster – $24.99 (55 Hi’s)
4. Journey Quote Tote – $18.00+ (Society 6)
5. Coffee Is My Love Language Mug– $25.00 (Etsy)
6. Punctuation Coasters (Set of 5) – $32.00 (Ugmonk)
7. 2014 Letterpress Desk Calendar – $29.00 (iSkelter)
8. Miss You Temporary Tattoo – $5.00 (Tattly)
9. Aluminum Ampersand – $32.00 (Fab)
10. I Would Kern You So Tight T-shirt – $18.00+ (Words Brand)
11. Typography Sketchbooks – $25.30+ (Amazon)
12. Hello Throw Pillow – $20.00+ (Society 6)
13. Never Too Old To Dream Phone Case – $34.95 (Casetagram)
14. HOW Magazine Subscription – $29.96 (HOW)
15. The Creative Manifesto Wall Decal – $107.05+ (Mr-Cup)