This print by Rob Reynolds is applicable to anyone who lives in the world: Note to Self: Be Kind, Be Kind, Be Kind.
The Dead Words is a great project by Karen To in which she, as well as other designers that she invites, reinterprets and rediscovers the meaning of dead words through a variety of styles of lettering. The words she chooses are words that had once been used in the English language but have now fallen out of our every day lexicon and are often omitted from common English dictionaries. By using illustrative lettering like this, Karen is able to weave a story around the meanings of the words in a playful and insightful way.
I’ve always had a thing for knives…I guess that’s what happens when you’re the son of a woodcarver. So with that, and my love of typography, it’s no surprise that I’m enamored with this typographic installation made of knives by Farhad Moshiri. The elegant script juxtaposed with a mass of sharp knives is quite striking.
(via Plenty of Colour)
If I ever have a baby, the little rugrat will definitely be receiving a few of these typographic teething toys made by Little Alouette. The 5.25″ letters are made of locally sourced hardwoods and, if not left unfinished, are finished with organic flax seed oil. Bottom line: it’s never too early to introduce kids to typography!
(Thank you, Amy!)
When it comes to wine, I’m definitely not a snob. Whether the bottle has a cork or a bottle cap or comes in a box, I’ll happily drink it. But here’s one reason to opt for the bottle cap version: It can serve as a tiny blank slate for creating some custom, hand-etched typography, like these little beauties made by Cindy Sheldan. She scratches whimsical phrases into the metal lids with an X-acto knife, turning what would otherwise be trash into art.