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  • Nautical Anchors
    This set of hand-illustrated nautical anchor silhouettes was originally hand drawn with a pencil, the old fashioned way. The result is a natural hand crafted feel to the anchors. […]

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tDR rIP

Looks like this Tuesday the Designers Republic closed their doors down, according to CR. Looking back at their work now would be semi-interesting still, but seeing it first hand was a pleasure. From buying lps to dropping out of school, tDR was a huge inspiration to me. I remember when the Emigre Issue 29 came […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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