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“Over the past 50 years the American license plate has taken a turn for the worse. We’re here to change that,” is the mission of The State Plates Project, and the brains behind the operation, Jonathan Lawrence. I couldn’t agree more, as there is very little to be desired in the design (or lack thereof) of state license plates.
Over the past three months 49 designer friends of Jonathan have taken on the task of redesigning their state’s plate. The project was completed on December 31, so you view all of their creations (check out the archive here)!
The idea behind the project was combining good design with functionality, something Jonathan believes seems to be lacking, and that it is something that can be changed.
I compiled some of favorites below, so check them out! What are some of your faves?
If I had to pick a go-to social media platform, it would undoubtably be Instagram (you can follow me @Svetsxpres). In the past couple of years I’ve come across some amazing artists who’ve inspired me tremendously. One of those effortless artists is Tommy Perez.
He’s done some pretty incredible projects, but my favorite has to be the A to Zoë food-typography collaboration he did with his 2-year-old daughter Zoë. Through this project he is teaching her the alphabet by taking food and shaping it to form the letter it begins with. Pretty nifty, huh? Letter Y was completed in early August, but Tommy never made it to Z, which is why it has taken me so long to make this post! But I couldn’t wait any longer, so the # (for Hash-Brown) has taken Z’s place! Check out the entire project below, and make sure to follow more of his creations on Instagram (@t-rez).
Happy almost New Year! Who else is excited that the entire series of Friends hits Netflix on January 1? In celebration of this momentous occasion, I’ve created some Friends bingo cards for anyone who wants to have a mini watch party and re-watch the best OH MY GOD and HOW YOU DOIN’ moments! There are only five cards right now, but if there is a lot of interest from all of you, I can definitely create some more! Enjoy :-)
CLICK HERE to download the cards!
I have to admit, I have the most boring iPhone case ever. It was the one that I bought the day I bought my phone…but I think it’s finally time for a change! To no surprise, I of course I will be purchasing a typographic case! As I was perusing the web for some cases for myself, I thought I’d create a list of some of my favorites for all of you—which you can check out below. Do you have an awesome one that you think I’d like? Comment away!!
1. Mary Kate McDevitt // 2. Jon Contino // 3.Risa Rodil
4. David Vineis // 5.Risa Rodil // 6. Kavan & Co.
7. Chris Piascik // 8. Chris Piascik // 9. Francesca’s
10. Case Envy // 11. Nicholas Moegly // 12. Maddy Corbin
Bloomsbury, the publisher of the Harry Potter books in the UK, just announced an all new line of covers for the series. All seven titles will be published on September 1st (my birthday), but since the images just got released I had to share. I think they’re pretty awesome—I just wish they were in hardcover, not paperback, but regardless the design is pretty great! What are your thoughts?
It’s a rainy Sunday morning here in DC, so I decided to peruse through Etsy to see if I can find some inspiration and beauty to brighten up the day. After searching around for a bit, I came across the HelloAM shop, and discovered some pretty awesome pieces of hand-lettering. Check out my favorites below, and make sure to browse the entire shop to find what speaks to you!
If you follow me on Instagram (@Svetsxpres) you’ll see (that I just went blond…and ) that I just bought the most awesome notepad from Urban Outfitter (originally $16, on sale for $4.99 with an additional 50% off)…so of course I bought a few! It seems I’ve been on a real kick of buying to-do notepads. It seems like writing every little thing is the only way that I get things done! …and yes, I am one of those people that sometimes writes tasks after I’ve done them just to feel accomplished…but I am not the only one…right?
As a designer, my notepads of course have to be aesthetically pleasing. Something about writing on a pretty piece of paper makes me want to accomplish the task just a pinch more. This recent notepad obsession (I think I have enough to last me a few years), has led me to compile a list of some of my favorites that are still on my to-buy list! Check them out below, and of course, let me know what some of your favorites are, and where you get them!
A little while ago, I came across this fantastic set of cards by the collaboration of Kelly Thorn and Enormous Champion. The lettering and vintage floral designs are just impeccable! Check out the entire collection below, and purchase your favorite cards HERE for $4.50 each.
Tiny PMS Match is a personal project created by Inka Mathew, where she matches small everyday objects to their Pantone color equivalents. So far there are over 70+ creations and counting. Check out some of my favorites below, and make sure to follow the whole project on either Instagram or Tumblr.
Perfect for toasting to any occasion, Chronicle Books has released a set of Cheers! 12 die-cut notecards shaped in a variety of beer, wine, champagne and liquor bottles to offer a range of classic greetings and for spreading some cheer! Check out these mid-century-inspired designs below, and purchase your very own set from either Amazon or Chronicle Books.
There are also some pretty awesome stickers included…and who doesn’t love stickers?!