Monday, June 30, 2008

Okimiyage: A Parting Gift or Remembrance

Pressure Printing and Audrey Kawasaki have really outdone themselves. If it were not for the volatile economy I might just be willing to spend $1500 for this amazing intaglio entitled "Okimiyage". So if all my friends and relatives and any one else wanting to all go in on an early birthday present for next year... now you know where to look. There are only 50 prints and I expect they'll go quicker than a bunny's blink.

You can learn about the extensive process that went into creating these beautiful embossed, hand colored intaglio prints here. Also, there's a wonderful 12-page spread on Audrey in July's Juxtapoz written by Katie Zuppann that's less interview and more observance, it's a really nice read and the images... INCREDIBLE.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

I Like Free Fonts

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Don't get me wrong, not all (free) fonts are created equal. There are some real doosies out there that should never be spelling out any proper words, so when I come across a font I can actually imagine using, YAY! Yay for BB Petie Boy. It reminds me a bit of Edward Gorey's handdrawn lettering and I've alway had a soft spot for typefaces rendered in the rough/sketch style, showing the human hand behind the creation.

Speaking of Edward Gorey, I came across another free font based on the lettering he uses in his dark but wonderfully surreal and sad stories.
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The two fonts below were found through, via box vox, via Autobahn who created the typefaces by rather unconventional methods. I don't think I will be using either one of these anytime soon but I appreciate the work that went into them. very cool. You can find the free downloads for "Freshfonts" here.

Have a favorite free and fabulous typeface you created or found online? Share them in the comments section and keep an eye out for my own personal font I'm creating through Fontifier.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Living In The Present

Bringing myself back to 2008, I came across this transcendental new tune by Mates of State. Sit back and enjoy a 3.5 minute break for the day. :)