Thursday, July 30, 2009

Typography 101

More than 25 years have passed since I was a typesetting vendor for McKinney & Silver Advertising. Today, I'd like to share with you the things my eyes can't ignore.

Here’s a little kerning trick.
The same kerning value needs to apply to every “straight-to-straight” letter combination. Thus, the negative space between the caps H U must be consistent with the negative space between the caps U R and H I. So remember: If you do it to one, you have to do it to all.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Cute Poop

Your day is about to improve:

While searching for gifts yesterday for our white elephant exchange, matt came across this gem. Lucky lucky, Jesse Flores is now the proud owner. Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Come one, come all!

Well, not all, just those who are invited.
McKinney is expanding the studio to incorporate everything but the kitchen sink! That's right studio is not just for print anymore. Our new and improved "integrated studio" will be the one stop shop for making dreams come true.
Let's all get together and make nice.

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Friday 7/24
Presentation Theater
For the white elephant gift exchange:
ideally this is something like a desk ornament that works as a reminder of the beautiful marriage between interactive and finished art. There is a $10 max set on the gift, or it's perfectly acceptable to wrap up and regift a desk item that was discovered in the move.
We won't tell. ♥
Click here to check out the rules for a white elephant gift exchange.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes
waaaay cool.

books are pretty.

I stumbled across Canadian based designer Ginger Ngo on the poppytalk blog and totally fell in love with her work.

She and her bookmaking friend, Chloe Lan have started a bookbinding project called teaparty design. Check our their etsy shop!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lost River Modern

First of all let me say that I have forsaken Mama. She said I could draw, I thanked her and loved and then dropped her. No excuses.

On to the post!
Okay, think of a cabin in West Virginia. Go ahead. Get that picture in your mind.
Is it something like this:

And don't get me wrong, there's a charming quality that this cabin has that is completely appealing to me. It makes me think "rest, nature, quite, simple". All good things. But it also sort of makes me think "indoor plumbing? could a bear get to me? ouch! splinters!"
Enter Lost River Modern.
This is their version of a West Virginian cabin:

Welcome to your modern prefab get-away. There's quite a few of amazing prefab homes these days, but not many that are rented out for the weekend. This little cabin also made it into dwell.
For even more info you can check out the PreFab Project blog on how this came to be.