Merry Christmas, embroidered

To say I was obsessed with this embroidered wall-hanging growing up would be an understatement. I kept it in my room year round to marvel at the playful type, patterns, and texture. My nephews have been in care of this for years, and I drove out specifically to take a snapshot for holiday cards. And […]

Assembly Room Door Table

This door repurposed as a table. Hang Over Easy in Clifton. Recommended: Chicken & Chorizo skillet, Futura

Captive audience

My normal route to work is under construction, requiring me to find new ways of getting around. So I’m seeing new things. At this stoplight in Miamitown, someone got enterprising and turned their field into a cash generating business. I can’t look away. Also: Inflatable Park?

Always finding something new at the Sign Museum

Went with Peter for a tour of the American Sign Museum. I always find something new there.

Sung with great success…

Picked up this old sheet music at Duck Creek Antiques for the lettering. Every stroke is excellent. See for yourself: Zoom out to see all the details.  

Typeface screening

AIGA Cincinnati had a screening of the film Typeface at the CAC. The documentary about the Hamilton Wood Type Museum was heartbreaking and hopeful. The movie takes a look inside the big factory up in Two Rivers, Wisconsin that is packed to the gills with wood type and printing machines. Combine that with stories from former […]

Lady Luck

Back in February, Nathan and Katie of Eight Hour Day went to the Pasadena Book Fair and spotted among many other fine specimens this Lady Luck paperback by Warren Weaver. I immediately took to scouring auctions for the 1963 edition of this book and came up a winner. There’s no indication inside who’s responsible for […]

Mike Perry

Again with a touch of serendipity and luck, caught Mike Perry talk about his work over lunch at Hyperakt (which was chock full of good folks in a sweet space out in Brooklyn.) I’ve followed Mike in a non-creepy way for a while, we have his Hand Job book on the inspiration shelf at the studio, and I’ve always […]

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