ne of my new Twitter followers, @caseandpointtype, posted a Tumblr image called “Lite-Brite Type.” How does one resist anything related to Lite-Brite, that’s my question? Right. One does NOT resist such things. Rather, one clicks ferociously to the source. Which brought one/me to these gorgeously vibrant images over at Type Theory: Lite-Brite Type created by GrandArmy:
Kinda makes you wanna bust out your Lite-Brite and go to town, right? Yeah, me too.
Posted in art, Design & Paper, Type
Tagged 1980s, alphabet, art, Case and Point Type, children, colors, Design & Paper, Grand Army, letters, Lite-Brite, numbers, toys, Tumblr, Type, Type Theory, typography
I’m thinking of making this a new weekly feature, but… not sure if I’m totally sold on it yet. I already have Wordshop Wednesday and French Friday. Maybe my Thursdays need to feel more liberated and not so pigeonholed? Then again, I love vintage and retro-y stuff anyway, so I kind of doubt “throwback” material would feel very restricting or hard to come by.
Well, we’ll see how it goes.
But, for today, I feel absolutely compelled to post the following images, which I came across last night thanks to Uppercase Gallery‘s ridiculously awesome Flickr stream. I’ve become a bit of a Flickrholic lately, so be careful: it could happen to you. In any case, when I saw these images of the Fisher Price School Desk, I instantaneously screamed and clapped my hands with major elation. And then a bajillion happy memories (both visual and tactile) began inundating me.
It was awesome.
So, without further ado, I give you: The Fisher Price School Desk:
Posted in Throwback Thursday, Vintage
Tagged chalk, children, draw, Fisher Price, Fisher Price school desk, Flickr, kids, letter magnets, letters, magnets, retro, school, school desk, throwback, Throwback Thursday, toys, Uppercase, Uppercase Gallery, Vintage
You know what December 1st means:
ADVENT CALENDAR TIME!
I have always loved advent calendars. I’m pretty sure my adoration for all things advent has something to do with the fact that our family advent calendars generally involved chocolate. But my appreciation has greatly evolved and (slightly) matured since my childhood. Though, my mother does still buy me illustrated cardboard advent calendars (no doubt intended for children about 25 years younger than myself). You know, the kind with the little animal-sculptured chocolates hiding behind perforated windows that represent a different December day? Yeah, they RULE. I can’t wait to open the first window tomorrow morning before I go teach!!!
Whoa. I need to calm down.
Anyway, the evolution of the advent calendar is something to be celebrated, particularly when considering the vast, overstimulating array of creative interpretations that exist — even Target’s getting in on the fun!
Happy adventing. Oh, but don’t OD on chocolates, please.
Target advent excitement:
Etsy advent awesomeness:
(Tiny Nest Creations)
(Both images above: Finkydink Creations)
(Bugs and Bones)
(Both images above: Doullina)
For the pup:
Posted in art, Calendars, Design & Paper, Painting, Type, Vintage
Tagged advent calendars, animals, Ballard Designs, Bugs and Bones, Calendars, children, chocolate, Christmas, December, Design Stash, Doullina, Etsy, Finkydink Creations, Handmade Artists, holidays, kids, LL Bean, Nouveau Design, Nuvonova, Penelope Piper, Pretty Swank, Target, Tiny Nest Creations, toys, Vintage Advantage
I couldn’t choose from among all of the ridiculously awesome shops I’ve encountered in the past week, so… for this week’s installment of Wordshop Wednesday, I’d like to offer a collage of Etsy wonders. I hope that, like me, you’ll find them equally infatuation-worthy.
Bilingual clove ornaments:
Personalized leather belts and pendants:
Posted in art, collage, Design & Paper, eggs, French, Stationery & Cards, Type, Vintage, Wordshop Wednesday
Tagged Barking Maddison, belts, blocks, BlueBell Bazaar, Brooklyn Rehab, children, cloth, collage, ephemera, Etsy, fabric, handstitched, homemade, La Pomme, leather, letters, Pink Supply, sewing, Stiksel, stitching, toys, Vintage, wood blocks, Wordshop Wednesday