Monday 23 August 2010

Book sale

With work under way on my new range of books, it'd be great to find good homes for my current stock. I've reduced some of my prices (and may reduce others) so head over to Little Bird Design UK to check it out!

Friday 20 August 2010

Feeling crafty?

If you live around Edinburgh and are feeling kinda crafty this weekend (or indeed anytime until 29th August) check out the craft fair that's running beside the church at the west end of Princes Street.

Especially have a look at the Owl & Lion Gallery stall with work available from the very talented illustrator, Mina Braun and the fabulous jewelery designs of Kimbarelly of Cut & Paste.

I couldn't resist these lovely window hangings by Mina. I have to say, I left the stall with a long list of things I'd like to buy but restricted by the lack of money in my purse I managed to control myself. Which leaves all the more gorgeous things for you to buy (unless I get back there first!)

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Lights, camera, action!

One of the projects at Type Camp was to print 3 action words - one in metal type, one in wooden type and then stick one on using letraset. My words were yawn (metal), sleep (wooden) and dream (letraset). I printed 40 copies with yawn and sleep. Then I handed over 5 of each of my precious prints to 4 people for them to respond. It was great to see the reaction that people had to my words and the outcome as prints.

With 17 type campers all doing the same the array of resulting prints was quite impressive.

I liked all four responses to my prints but these are my favourites as I will probably get them framed to put in the baby's room.

Even more images from Type Camp are now available on Flickr!

Wednesday 11 August 2010

Ready to roll

Ready to roll
Originally uploaded by designjr
Type Camp Buffalo is now over but I get to look back over the week by going through all the photos I took. There's a taster of each day on blipfoto for now but I'll gradually be uploading them all to Flickr so check them out.

We worked 10am to 10pm everyday and the work that was produced by all the type campers was pretty impressive! I feel very inspired by what I've learned and am hoping to put some of my new found skills into practice.