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French Friday: Capucine for Edurelief

One of my former French students sent me this Capucine video via Facebook the other day (merci PN!), and I can’t stop hearing Capucine’s cute, animated little narrative voice talking about “les popotames” (hippopotamuseseses).

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Quelle imagination de cette petite fille qui rêve des monstres et de la pauvreté et de l’égalité pour tous!

After I received the video, I did a little Googling and found that la petite Capucine has inspired a charitable endeavour by her mother, who is now raising funds for Edurelief, which is a non-profit that raises money to help kids in Mongolia who lack books and other educational necessities. Donations can be made directly to Edurelief, or you can purchase a ridiculously cute t-shirt that features one of Capucine’s original drawings and a quote from one of her adorable tales (quotes can be printed in French or in English). Some images from the website, which you should visit tout de suite:


To learn more about la mignonne Capucine and to watch all of her storytelling videos, click over to the Capucha website HERE.

Some of my favorite Capucine photos from the website (I am having MAJOR difficulty dealing with how cute she is. I bet you will, too. Oh, and I also bet you’ll want that Nutella like I do, too.):

Wordshop Wednesday: House Industries

House Industries has been producing impeccably designed print media for ages. Their creations are everywhere, and I’m just barely exaggerating.

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From the company website:

Known throughout the world as a prolific type foundry, House Industries has made a considerable impact on the world of design. House Industries fonts scream from billboards, wish happy whatever from tens of thousands of greeting cards, serve as the basis for consumer product logos and add elements of style to a wide range of mainstream media. In their illustrious career, House artists have mastered a large cross-section of design disciplines. Their typography deftly melds cultural, musical and graphic elements. From early forays into distressed digital alphabets to sophisticated type and lettering systems, House Industries’ work transcends graphic conventions and reaches out to a broad audience.

Some examples of House designs, all taken from their website:

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Wordshop Wednesday: Sprout Head!

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For this fourth installment of Wordshop Wednesday, I would like to introduce you to the adorably crafty and poetic Sprout Head. Sprout Head sprouted into my life yesterday, via Poppy Talk‘s lovely introduction of highly purchasable holiday ornaments. I clicked on the link to Sprout Head’s Etsy shop, and…well, that’s pretty much where the obsession began. Check out the genre-bending (hehe, get it?) sprouts for yourself:

ILLUSTRATED POETRY BOOKS:

1. “We Carry Each Other”

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2. “First Song”

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3. “Genius Love”

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PLUSH CLOTH PINS:

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ROSE CITY SUMMER ZINE:

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POCKET PICTURES:

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DINNER INVITATIONS:

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CLOTHING:

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BOOK PLATES:

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LETTERPRESS HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS:

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