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Post #2 for today – wowzers, that never happens! But I was procrastinating my pants off (obviously) and found this on Pinterest and thought was just so stinkin’ awesome and I got so ridiculously excited by it that I had to pop on over here and share. Because it’s stop-dead-in-your-tracks awesome+clever.
Visual/literal type… bring it!
Pretty nifty, huh? “Parallel” and “Van Gogh” are my favourite (and VG gave me a good chuckle). If you’re as impressed as me by the creativity and brilliance of these, you can see the full thing over here.
How rad is this set of vintage Paul Rand book covers? Bright colours, bold shapes, handwritten-esque type, collage feel… I’m diggin’ them in every way. When the cover’s this good, forget judging the book…The covers could each easily stand on their own as a piece of art. Why, oh why, don’t they make book covers like this any more? Wishful thinking, I suppose. But it’s probably for the best or I’d have spent every last penny I own on more books than I could ever possibly read. (Or wait, I may have already done that… just a little bit.)
Like I needed another excuse to further indulge my overwhelming wanderlust, but these photo+type mash-ups of cities and countries across Europe were just too good. I love the muted colours in the photographs and the classic type treatments – very old world romantic, and perfect for these historic European locales.
… and now I’m off daydreaming of escaping down winding side streets, and exploring little shops and cafes, and sitting on a park bench to people watch. Impromptu Europe trip anyone? I say we hit up each of these lovely cities/countries below. They’re taunting me to come visit! Amsterdam and Prague, especially!
How about something bright + colourful + cheerful to start off the day? That seems like a good idea to me with spring on the horizon. Plus I can never say no to some ultra happiness inspiring stationery and paper products. (Yay!) Enter the pretty little notebooks, pads, and cards of Tokketok who are just that: full of saturated colours and cute litte smile-inducing messages, the perfect match for spring. Who can say no to something that makes you grin from ear to ear?
Isn’t this nifty? Oneighty Creative, a design and branding collective, created this enormous photograph as a means to show their clients, visually, how their creative process of designing a brand identity is put together start to finish. Start to finish, top to bottom, end to end… this is just plain cool! I love how they’ve turned something abstract into this sort of visual mind map documenting step by step their methodology – as they say, “a sort of mad hatter’s tea party feel, creating order out of chaos”. Absolute brilliance!
Honk if you love paper! (Honk honk.) I do. Bre & Emma do. Enter, Our Paper Shop: a lovely little shop the duo created to celebrate that love. Together they’ve created a delightful collection of stationery including cards, postcards, calendars, and even custom stamps. (Fun!) This is the stuff love affairs are made of, guys. They love paper, I love paper, we all love paper! It’s like a circle of love. (Aww. ♥)
Cute, right? I love their funky spin on minimalism. Their collection is fresh, beautifully edited, and full of cheer. And I love it lots and lots.
P.S. Speaking of love, they just launched their new “love” line this morning… it’s super cute!
Excuse me while I bask in nostalgia for a few minutes here. I really miss Sydney. Sometimes it’s still kind of surreal that my travels in Australia are already over. I feel like I should still be looking forward to them. After all, I spent a good year of my life looking forward to going to Australia. And then I was there, and I fell in love, and it went by in the blink of an eye. Cue wistful sigh.
This little video has me dreaming about and falling in love with it all over again. What can I say? I’m a sucker for travel videos. And travel videos with awesome typography are even better. Like a moth to a flame, I’m longing for sandy beaches, bustling downtown streets, that beautiful and humungous! harbour, koalas…
For the ultra-wanderlust-filled among us (raise your hands proudly, you’re not alone!), they also have equally as lovely videos for other cities, including Vancouver, Beijing, London and Paris, among others. Go forth and enjoy!