Monday, December 27, 2010

Snow day!

As seen from my window. (No way I am going out in this!)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

And the next card has arrived!

I'm just saying, waiting for cards makes the mail much more fun than a stack of bills! This one is from Marisa.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

My Holiday card

Continuing with the holiday card swap, here is the card I sent out. I took the "handmade" instruction pretty literally and broke out the scissors and glue. I took a clothing catalog that I got in the mail and cut circles out various warm weather clothes, which I then used to make snowmen! I like the idea of the snowman made of sweaters.

Did you send out any cards this year? Post a link in the comments!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday cards are in!

The first 2 cards from the Brooklyn Bride card swap arrived in my mail box last night. Here they are!

This one is from Chloe of Mochie-Roo:

This one is from Abigail of Plaid Panties and Lollipop Trees:

Looking forward to the other 3 cards to come! My cards have been sent out and I hope to post them here soon.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hoefler & Frere-Jones fonts

I just read an interesting article about the type foundry Hoefler & Frere-Jones. I love reading about people who spend their day deciding that the flourish of the M is too big and just which 13th century material would be the best reference (really! I'm not kidding!). The article talks about a project that the firm did for the Nature Conservancy. Hoefler & Frere-Jones ended up creating a font for them called Oakleaf, which is modified version of their font Requiem.

I tried to find a piece from the Nature Conservancy where they actually used this font, but to no avail. With all those amazing swashes, I'm sure the piece was beautiful!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gary Rosenthal Menorahs

Gary Rosenthal is an artist who welds metals and glass together to create beautiful Judaica art. I have a friend who spent a summer interning in his studio, which is how I first heard of him. In honor of Chanukah, which begins tonight, here are a few of his interesting menorahs. Check out more here.