I love the look of chunky vintage letters on display. I know that I’m in the house of a kindred spirit when I come across random type hidden on a shelf or leaning against the wall. The last time I was in NYC, I found an enormous, vintage red letter G at Paula Rubenstein, a store for all things fabulously worn. Had I been able to fit it on the plane home I would have probably named my first born something that started with a G, just to feature the letter on his nursery wall. Well, maybe not, but you get what I’m saying.
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Kate Forrester‘s work first caught my eye with her Christmas campaign for John Lewis, but more recently I’m loving her screen printed “My Home is Nowhere Without You” poster design. Check out her blog for more of her amazing talent.
Julene Harrison is another paper artist I adore who’s work was recently featured in Computer Arts Projects magazine! What a great gift idea for a first wedding anniversary – made with paper! Wish I’d thought of that oh so many years ago!! There are so many more of her wonderful designs to see on her blog, Made by Julene!
A big thanks to all these super friendly ladies for allowing me to share their talents! What do you think? Does it inspire you to get out an x-acto knife? I think I just may…
This is the room the boys are currently sharing while we reno the little one’s bedroom. It’s a mish-mash of Ikea and hand me down furniture. All that will be changing down the road. We’ve been advised by our oldest that the alphabet poster (wrapping paper that I bought from a cute little store in Bellevue, WA and framed a couple of years ago) is no longer needed since he knows his letters. So, I’m thinking about replacement posters that will bring some typography to the mix, and a less juvenile feeling to the room. Here are some that I’ve liked for a while:
Bold & Noble (They have so many beautiful prints!!)
Have you seen any posters that you love lately? Any favorites? Maybe I’ll have to design a poster for their room myself…. hmm??
An amazing designer and friend that I used to work with (the same person who provided the cookie eye candy at Christmas) started a project to create an alphabet out of found objects, one letter a day. Other people started to join in, so it’s now become a collaborative project of sorts, called Per Diem. For Valentine’s Day she’s asked us to send in a heart shape instead of a letterform, and so I spent some time playing with my food on Thursday to see what I could put together from what the boys and I were snacking on… it was a fun escape from the usual lunchtime routine. You can see all the hearts here on Valentine’s Day!
Image: Rosa Pearson Design
The last Hot Off The Press for now is featuring the Christmas card for the hubby’s company. This year I designed a series of cards all based around the “o” in “joy” being die cut out of the paper to make a different image… VERY fun to play around with! Do you like how the hole casts a shadow on the red inside of the card to make it look like an actual ornament? Can’t wait to send out the family version! Won’t ruin the surprise by posting the picture of that one… since you may see one in the mail soon enough!
I’m so excited! All of the jobs that I had out at the printer arrived yesterday! Many, many boxes. Time to send out our freshly printed Christmas cards! And now I can hand out business cards for the first time since we moved! And the FlutterFlutter tags are ready to seal the packages being sent out for my Etsy shop. For those who ordered Christmas cards and didn’t get the pretty little tag, I’m sorry. Next time! For now, here’s what you can expect atop all orders from now on! Hope you’re all enjoying the weekend!
Due to the demand for Christmas cards since my last post (thanks so much!) I’ve loaded up two options into my Etsy site for those late shopping Christmas card buyers! The Snowman Card above is one of the cards I’ve listed. Can you see the dove hidden within the illustration? Hint: It’s upside down.
I was thinking about how far some of my Christmas cards are going to travel this year, and was wondering just how far away you readers are? Leave me a comment and let me know where you’re checking in from! And what’s the weather like in your part of the world right now? Here on the Canadian “wetcoast” the weather seems to be a little confused, because it’s way colder than I remember it ever being!! Brr..
UPDATE: Rosa Pearson Design is up! See my online Portfolio here!
Well, I promised some Christmas typography, and here it is! I am fully immersed in the land of Christmas card design right now, and between that and the snow that’s trying to come, I’m definitely feeling that Christmas spirit! I’ve been designing our family Christmas cards for years now, and it’s the design project I most look forward to each year. In addition I also design a more corporate one to use for a certain someone’s company, which you can see below. See the little characters peeking from within in the negative space!! In case the picture is too small, there is a dove’s head tucked in the S, a Christmas tree poking up into the A, santa in the O, and the others you can see in the second photo.
This is the more personalized version that I created for our family to send out. The word PEACE becomes PEARSON’S! I like trying to hide surprises behind flaps or folds when I can. One of my clients nicknamed me “The Queen of Origami” for my penchant to create elaborate folds in corporate tradeshow invitations. Paper is always more exciting with some folds thrown in! I’ll have some more Christmas cards to show you once this year’s batch comes back from the printer.
I am a lover of typography. I’m that girl who points out the arrow hidden within the FedEx logo to all her friends. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, promise me you’ll go look, and you’ll wonder how you’ve never seen it before!) I have two posters in my tiny studio that inspire me every day. The poster above is by in Brooklyn. I bought it last Christmas to inspire myself and some friends that also love letterpress printing. The poster below is actually gift wrap by , out of the UK. I found it at the VAG last year – it was love at first sight. The same print gets made into flash cards at Hope you enjoy, because I’ll be bringing some Christmas typography of my own tomorrow!