Step into Kinfolk magazine

Every few months we look forward to being greeted by a gorgeous cover of Kinfolk magazine. The toothy paper, natural lit photos and bold composition are always a delight for our senses. The Design Issue The magazine founded by Nathan Williams and Doug Bischoff  in 2011 is based out of Portland.  It features photo essays, […]

MILTON GLASER and I LOVE NY

99 percent invisible is a fabulous design podcast, and we most recently enjoyed the episode on Milton Glaser’s iconic 1977 “I [heart] New York” campaign, which, even today, has a team of designers continuing to work on it full-time. By now, the story is well known. A man sits in the backseat of a cab, […]

JOHN HANCOCK: SIGN HERE

I really enjoyed Geoff Dyer’s article on the ego of philography, in the New York Times. How many of us have waited in lines to meet our favorite authors, domestic divas, or design inspirations–meekly passing a book from our hands to theirs, hoping for a special message? I have! Whose autographs have you collected? [Marilyn […]

FONT: CALLIGRAPHY

Though calligraphy pens are found in the scrapbooking section of the art supply store, I’ve always had great hopes for calligraphy, thinking it might find a hipper place within contemporary design. Over the last several years, the art form did just that: divorced its fusty past. Calligrapher Betsy Dunlop worked the script of this New […]

FONT: FLIQLO SCREENSAVER

Be on time–with style.  You can download this fliqlo screensaver for your computer and phone![photos via designsponge and swissmiss]

FONTS

If you’re font-crazy, you’ll love this site. You can download new fonts–free! I love 3-D Salter and Abba Regular.

BOOKS

We do judge books by their covers and we admit it. If you’re also interested in book design, run to pick up PENGUIN BY DESIGN, which chronicles 70 years of good book design at Penguin. Flickr member Joe Kral started to collect the books after reading PENGUIN BY DESIGN. Chip Kidd’s BOOK ONE: WORK: 1986-2006 is another great choice […]

FONT

Chicago’s own UPPERCASE was celebrating type and font last week. Check out some of her findings: