I am 100%, absolutely positively head-over-heels in love with the retro-modern giclée prints created by the lovely Ms. Jenn Ski, available in her Etsy shop. Coincidentally, her creations nicely fit my current alphabet fetish.
Check out Jenn Ski’s blog HERE, and follow her on Twitter HERE.
Oh, and PS) Just found out via @Jenn_Ski that she was featured in the lifestyle section of Boston.com today! Read the article and catch some glimpses of her mod-style home HERE.
Posted in art, collage, Design & Paper, Stationery & Cards, Type, Wordshop Wednesday
Tagged ABCs, alphabet, animals, art, birds, children, collage, crabs, Design & Paper, dogs, Etsy, giclee prints, Jenn Ski, kids, ladybugs, Old School, raccoons, retro, turtles, Wordshop Wednesday
The following ABC illustrations by Staffan Wirén were borrowed from Martin Klasch’s Picasa album:
Posted in Design & Paper, Stationery & Cards, Vintage
Tagged ABCs, alphabet, animals, children, Design & Paper, illustration, kids, letters, Martin Klasch, Staffan Wiren, Sweden, Swedish, Vintage
Paul Thurlby‘s vintage-esque alphabet illustrations have been making the rounds on a lot of design and type blogs lately, but I just can’t help throwing my hat into the ring. They’re just too d@mn awesome! I love the old-school look, the fact that some of them remind me of Alain Grée, and the fact that I want to make wallpaper out of them and slap them on my bedroom walls. Talk about a throwback: I can almost taste that deliciously intoxicating “old book smell” while I look at these babies.
So, here are some of his alphabet illustrations, mixed with some other projects that I found on HIS BLOG and on his FLICKR STREAM. Please visit both, now and often. Trust me: your creative inspiration demands it.
(Note: Unsurprisingly, I’m quite partial to the owl illustration, but I want them all.)
And now for some non-alphabet-related Thurlby awesomeness:
Serge Gainsbourg + Brigitte Bardot = smoky sex
Posted in art, Design & Paper, French, sketchbooks, Throwback Thursday, Type
Tagged ABCs, alphabet, art, books, Brigitte Bardot, children, French, illustration, old books, Paris, Paul Thurlby, Serge Gainsbourg, space, Throwback Thursday, Vintage
Those Danish are so stylish and savvy! Not only do they believe in ABCs as the building blocks (heh heh) of education, but they also recognize a fabulous computation opportunity when they see one.
Blocks with division signs and zeroes with lines through them? Yes, please! Plus, vividly colored blocks are just fun, whether they make mathematical and linguistic sense or not. Build a bridge! Make a pyramid! T ÷ 2 = skunk? Sure! Butterfly is greater than 9? You betcha! Just build, create, and enjoy.
Thanks to Feterie’s Paper Cuts blog (a lovely new find!) for introducing me! You can also follow Feterie on Twitter HERE.
Posted in Design & Paper, Type
Tagged ABC, ABCs, animals, blocks, building blocks, Danish, Denmark, Design & Paper, embossing, equations, kids, learning, letters, math, Type
Another semester begins for me tomorrow. Unbelievable. Almost as unbelievable as the fact that, every September, the “Back to School” theme to Grease 2 is a permanent fixture in my head.
“Gotta go back (back) back, back to school again…”
And, my personal favorite:
Don’t spit on the floor or lodge your pen in your ear while in my class, please.
Posted in French, handwriting, Journals, Vintage
Tagged ABCs, Back to school, chalk, chalkboard, children, education, French, handwriting, journal, kids, la rentrée, pencil case, rentrée scolaire, school, Vintage, writing