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    P22 Chai Tea is unique among brush lettering scripts. Its sweeping strokes and luxurious use of horizontal space lend personality and warmth to any project. Its sturdy letterforms make it ideal for lo […]

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October 1, 2008

Sugar. New YWFT Shirts.

We were part of this party that took place in Minneapolis called Sugar. Every 6 months in Minneapolis, they have these huge fashion events and Sugar was the big party of the weekend. YWFT was asked to contribute shirts from our new run that the servers wore. It was featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper and think it was on TV too. I guess it ended in people jumping

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September 16, 2008

Motherland

Motherland

Our friends over at Motherland have updated their new site with new work and added on a new blog. If you are not familiar with Motherland or Lance Sells, it’s about time you know. Lance used to be a comic book illustrator turned renaissance man. He does amazing art and amazing client work, so do […]

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September 15, 2008

ZINE3

ZINE3

We are proud to present ZINE3, the third PDF release from our design team. Once again showing many unique examples of how to work with our fonts and stock art collections. For ZINE3 we composed a continual design within the concept of Heaven and Hell. Links to the products used can be found in the […]

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September 8, 2008

Designer Wanted in Minneapolis

Designer Wanted in Minneapolis

Graphic Designer / Illustrator YouWorkForThem.com is the leading graphic design resource online. Since we do very little client-based work, we offer the creative freedom that most companies can not offer. We are looking for someone who has a strong desire to self-initiate and complete projects. If you are not looking to work at a design […]

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September 4, 2008

Oblique Strategies

Oblique Strategies

Everyone needs help overcoming their mental blocks, that’s why there’s Oblique Strategies… Oblique Strategies, was initially conceived by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt in 1975. It is a tool that consists of self-imposed dilemmas to help creative people push through mental blocks. Take a look at Gregory Taylor’s website, which is completely devoted to Oblique […]

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August 8, 2008

Sentence 01

Sentence 01

We finally got back our latest project, Sentence. It’s an illustrated loosely around a poem by Grant Leuning and was worked on between the two YWFT Studio’s. We created the publication so that it can be viewed/displayed two different ways. You can read it like a magazine, from left to right or you can unfold […]

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August 8, 2008

Surfstation is back

It’s true. Surfstation is back. It’s interesting to have witnessed the history of design portals on the internet. It seemed like yesterday when K10k, Surfstation, and Design is Kinky ruled the design news planet. I am sure I already forgot about a couple. Check it out though, looks nice.

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August 5, 2008

Emily Anderson & American Craft Magazine

Emily Anderson & American Craft Magazine

My friend, Emily Anderson has just updated her portfolio with a solid array of work. Of particular interest is her work for American Craft Magazine. It is there that you will see her top notch sense of balance and color. Go have a look.

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August 3, 2008

Are you a Graphic Designer?

Are you a Graphic Designer?

These days, I would say what one might call himself is very confusing, if your working in the business of ‘Graphic Design’ and work mainly online or in a digital medium. I could get into a long drawn out post here, I originally just wanted to post something about how great a current PHP framework […]

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July 30, 2008

TypeCon 2008 Poster Show

This last year’s show was an open entry exhibit. Normally when you do something like this, you get a couple of good pieces and a lot of not so good ones. This was not at all the case for this show. Shu and I saw that we had enough room (barely) to get all the posters up if we used the walls and fabricated cardboard walls. The posters that

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July 27, 2008

YouWorkForThem’s 6th Birthday!

YouWorkForThem's 6th Birthday!

First thing first, thank you to our families, customers and supporters! Six years ago, YouWorkForThem started out as a business in our founders house. Many people doubted us and what we were going to do with this store. But we kept on working and we now handle over 200 fonts, 1300 book titles, 14,000 stock […]

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