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  • Bookeyed Martin
    Huzzah for Bookeyed Martin, the much anticipated addition to the popular Bookeyed family. Upright & Strong he attracts eyes to his flashy serifs and ball terminals. […]

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January 18, 2009

ZINE4

ZINE4

We are proud to announce the release of ZINE4. This time around we used our new product line up Guilloche & Moire as the methods and medium of exploration.

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January 16, 2009

Design Smoke

Design Smoke

My friend Jeff Johnson from Spunk, started a video blog where he interviews designers, called Design Smoke. Jeff is often wearing a hat and smoking a cigar, thus guessing that is where the “smoke” part comes in. Jeff was/is one of the the most influential art directors in the Minneapolis area, moved out of the […]

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January 16, 2009

Guilloche & Moire

Guilloche & Moire

Our newest lineup of 2009 stock vectors, images and videos; Guilloche & Moire. Guilloche is an engraving technique in which a very precise intricate repetitive patterns or design is mechanically etched into an underlying material with very fine detail. Specifically, it involves a technique of engine turning, called guilloché in French after the French engineer “Guillot”, who invented a machine “that could scratch fine patterns and designs on metallic surfaces”. The machine improved upon the more time-consuming practice of making similar designs by hand, allowing for greater delicacy, precision, and closeness of the line, as well as greater speed.

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January 14, 2009

Buamai

Buamai

My latest side project, Buamai, is now official. The goal of Buamai was to gather a select community of authors to begin creating an interesting image archive relative to art and design. The project is in its very first stages, so its fresh, small and just now getting off the ground but in the coming […]

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January 14, 2009

NYC! Give a Bone!

More information here Please come out and support SWINDLE Magazine art director Justin Van Hoy at Lit Lounge, 7 – 10pm Sunday, Jan 18th. Following a Leukemia relapse, Justin is currently searching for a bone marrow donor match, which he desperately needs to survive. Please come out to get the simple “mouth swab” test and […]

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January 12, 2009

Book Sale!

Book Sale!

We just put some books up for sale, many at unbeatable prices. Check them out and check back each week for more titles. Image set in our new font, Hannah.

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January 4, 2009

Hannah

Hannah

Starting 2009 with a bang, we bring you Hannah!   Hannah is a font comprised of three versions that work together as one, producing not variation and contrast between weights but between widths. The loose, hand drawn quality adds yet another layer of personality to the font. Hannah is similar to one of our popular […]

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January 3, 2009

Powers of Ten

If you were deprived of this in school (like myself), well enjoy it today then.

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December 31, 2008

Earles and Jensen

Earles and Jensen

Probably my last post of the year so thought I would go out in style. This week Travis introduced me to Earles and Jansen and it pretty amazing. For sure worth a listen if you are into prank calls and off humor. The Bleachy series and the Ditchweed one are my favorites for sure.

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December 29, 2008

Need Supply Co.

Need Supply Co.

Our good buddy and master designer friend Gabe (Service) has recently launched a nice clothing store over at Need Supply, Co. In the mood for shopping or getting something nice for your lady friend, I suggest a stop by over at his site, uber hipster.

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December 29, 2008

Windows 7 (Beta Leak)

Windows 7 (Beta Leak)

A while back I mentioned about a new version of Windows coming for all you PC using designers out there. Well a beta has been leaked if you want to be adventurous. The screen shots show it does look ‘ok’, but I still prefer Apple’s approach to os design (go figure).  (Zdnet)

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December 17, 2008

Ecofont

Ecofont

A friend sent me a link to this and an extra news release about it. Seems like an interesting idea, when used at small sizes that is. I did a test (extremely un-eco I know) with it, and at a normal reading weight size, it does a good job in my opinion. They state on […]

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