I design, make paper goods, and live in Seattle. One Fine Dae shares the many lovely things that I adore. I'm also a fan of Polaroids, Scrabble, classic movies, vintage, and sailboats. And Charlie Brown is my goofy little companion and unofficial paper shredder.
And also read emails. So say hello, I'd love to hear from you.
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...a clever, educational, and fun kerning game crafted by Mark MacKay for Method of Action. For all you type designers/lovers/fans who want to test your type kerning skills, or newbies who want to know what the heck kerning is, this game is it!
This game brings back so many memories. The days of drawing (and dreaming about) letter forms and numbers in type class during college certainly came rushing back.
I want this on my wall, pronto. From Scribble on Everything.
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Have a lovely weekend, folks.
Came across these Script & Seal posters, and I just love the 1970s quality to them. Not to mention their messages are so indicative of the new year. I also like this and this. Check out the web site for more great work from these guys.
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So far in 2011, I found out that...
While the rest of the city is still asleep, Chinatown in Seattle is extremely busy during New Year's morning. (I wonder if this is the same elsewhere?)
My mom makes better American food than me. (Before, it was just Asian food.)
You can have a losing record and still be champs.
Hmm...looks like I'll be learning a lot of interesting things this year.
I want a copy of these alphabet poster designs from Tim Fishlock. The one on the right is made up from sections of the London Underground map. How creative is that?!
Charming address stamp designs from Paperwink. They make me want to visit these properties and see what they look like, regardless if they exist or not.
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One of the streets near my office building has been undergoing major construction for the past several weeks now. This construction zone also happens to be on the same street that the building with one of my favorite lunch spots is located.
Last week, I took my usual route to get inside the building. Little did I know they had blocked off one end of the sidewalk, which meant I had to cross back over to the other side of the street, walk down the block, then cross the street again to get to the other entrance. So that's exactly what I did.
A few days later, oblivious me had forgotten about the sidewalk block-off and took the same route. Of course I was kicking myself inside my head and muttering under my breath, "What a loser move, Linda," as I unwillingly trekked myself around the street, again.
Then today, knowing fair well that I wasn't going to be fooled a third time by my own lack of memory, took the other route. And what do you know? They closed the street I needed to cross, and reopened the other one! I had to cross the street three times, all within the same intersection, just to get into the building.
So much for third time being a charm, huh? Oh, and I'll be getting lunch elsewhere for a while.
Ever wonder what typeface fits you best? Well, now you can find out through a "What type are you?" interview with a man who's not exactly from this era. Just type in your name and the password, which is character, and you're on your way. Presented by Pentagram.
I am Cooper Black Italic, which means I'm emotional, assertive, progressive, and relaxed.
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Lately, I've been looking into new typefaces to download and use for work as well as personal projects. Most, if not all, design fonts have to be purchased due to the fact that type foundries invest a lot of time and patience into creating them. And 95% of the plethora of fonts that are left to download for free don't really have that quality and charm that designers like myself go giddy for.
But after some determination and filtering, I finally came across a web site that offers a collection of 65 aesthetically pleasing typefaces accumulated from all over. And the best part? They're all free!
Now, don't get me wrong, not all 65 of these typefaces are spectacular in my opinion. But a good number of them are quite lovely, especially those seen above.
So, if you're like me and are looking to update your font collection, go check it out. And if you're feeling extra bold (no pun intended), use one on your next project.