Month: February, 2010

Illustration envy

I’ve been admiring a lot of illustration work the past week. I spent a couple days peeking at Hand Job: A Catalog of Type by Michael Perry and New Vintage Type: Classic Fonts for the Digital Age by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson (thanks Iowa City Public Library!). And then just the other day, via Design Observer, I came across these lovely book covers by Jim Tierney:

Aaaand the boy had just gotten me this pretty little (big) book of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Other Stories, complete with gold-edged pages.


Yay! Ever since I heard Tim Burton was doing another Alice in Wonderland, I’ve been pretty excited (it comes out in March!). But my all time favorite version of AiW has been the 1985 version (watch the clip when Alice shows the court what’s what) I saw on television years and years and years ago. We taped it off the tv which meant we got to watch Teddy Ruxpin commercials for many years to come. We’ll see if Burton’s beats that. And until then… where have I put my drawin’ pens?

Poster for Metropolitan Tenants Organization

Recently worked with Robert at the Metropolitan Tenants Organization in Chicago to produce a poster + fliers for their upcoming fundraising event. Mark it in your cally and head over to Simone’s if you’re in the area!


One day, I will take embarrassing photos of my children.


Press me!


Mercurio Brothers in Berkeley, California offers extremely competitive prices for letterpress printing. They have a super handy quote form on their website that will give you the number immediately—which is great for us non-patient people. I ordered some samples last week (for $5) and received them yesterday. Really nice work. They offer a handy FAQ page which is helpful info even if you don’t use them. MB also got great reviews on Yelp, where a reviewer advises to accompany your online requests with a phone call in order to receive the best service (which is good advice for anywhere). I for one am looking forward to some new business cards in my future…