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Inspiration: Presidential Portraits

02.18.13

In honor of President’s Day, I’m posting about these acrylic paintings from Mike Tanoory. He uses pencil, acrylics, oils, and Photoshop to create his contemporary take on some of our most influential presidents. You can check out more of his work in his Etsy shop here.

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Inspiration: Boutique Prints

02.14.13

These small run boutique illustrated designs from Albert + Marie are fun urban themed prints. Filled with tiny details, you’ll discover new things each time you look at these prints. To see more of their work, visit their shop on Etsy, here.

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Inspiration: Reinterpreting Poe

02.13.13
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Commoner, Inc., a Boston based design studio specializing in branding, custom typography & illustration, created a passion project exploring a visual reinterpretation of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. A Black Cat litoprint is available for purchase here.

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Type Inspiration: Landmark

02.12.13

New from Hoefler & Frere-Jones, the signature alphabet of Lever House, one of New York’s most significant architectural milestones, becomes a family of clear and colorful display fonts. H&FJ revisited the original Landmark typeface with additional variations in mind. Thinking about the material qualities of architectural lettering, and how it responds to changes in light and perspective, prompted three new designs: a keen Inline, a contemplative Shadow, and a dazzling Dimensional.

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Inspiration: Woodcut Note Cards

02.11.13

Artist Bryan Nash Gill has created a collection of note cards, based on the book Woodcut. The relief prints of tree-trunk cross sections come to life in exquisite detail, revealing the great beauty and power within each tree. The note cards are contained in a handsome keepsake box, with removable bellyband.

They’re available for purchase here.

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via 37 East 7th Street

Inspiration: Space Prints

02.07.13

I’m loving these vintage inspired space prints. They’re fun, kitschy and would be perfect for a kid’s room. Don’t you think?

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via Typography Served

Inspiration: Eternal Jungle—Hermès

02.06.13
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The Hermès store at Hong Kong International Airport is exhibiting a piece by the French artists Zim&Zou, ‘The Eternal Jungle‘. The installation displays the finest skills in paper-cut art and leatherwork. Remaining faithful to its original purity, the artists create intricate objects with the paper, a material both beautiful and versatile. The monkey, toucan, and chameleon are all handcrafted and brought to life with leather offcuts carefully selected from the Hermès workshops.

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via Behance

A New Look

02.05.13

I’m in the process of consolidating all my design work under a new brand, Ringleader Paper Co. (a mom and pop stationery shop I run with my husband.) Although there’s a new banner, the blog posts will remain design centered. Just about anything can inspire creativity, so we’ll share things that inspire us as well as a few posts about what we’re creating. Most of all, we hope that we’re able to share with you things that make you think a new way, see things from a different perspective and push you to be creative in all you do.

2013 Wedding Invitations for Minted

02.05.13

I’m pleased to have three new wedding invitation designs for sale on Minted. From black tie to kitschy chic to Bohemian, these invitations stylishly present the vibe of the bride and groom’s big day.

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I Heart You

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Awash Watercolor

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Inspiration: Love Letters Letterpress Coaster

02.04.13

Mama’s Sauce is offering a boxed set of 7 letterpress printed coasters: A, E, I, O, U, &, and Y. Not only are these well designed by some talented artists, they help the Hamilton Wood Type & Print Museum, who is attempting to raise $250,000 to get 30,000 sq. feet of printing history packed up and ready for a new home. $22 of the purchase price goes directly to the museum.

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