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Friday Fast Finds

I decided to do a digest-style post with awesome things I’ve witnessed this week. Take a look! Should I make this an email newsletter? WHO KNOWS?!?!?! openpeeps.com is a design library that allow you to quickly create “hand-drawn” avatars for your designy-type projects. This is SO cool and I can’t wait to play around with …

Type High

For my birthday this year, my mom and my wife teamed up to get me a letterpress printing class at the Visual Arts Center here in Richmond. I was incredibly excited because I’ve seen so many documentaries and actual printing press shops over the years but have never taken part in the process and I …

The Gangster Sandwich

Imagine going into a deli and seeing “Gangster Sandwich” on the menu. You ask the person behind the counter, “What is the Gangster Sandwich?” They tell you, “Oh, it’s a pastrami on rye.” The end. That’s what’s on the sandwich. “What makes it ‘Gangster,’ exactly?” you ask. “Well, Gangsters eat sandwiches, don’t they?” the counter …

Are YOU a Helvetica Sommelier?

Helvetica. It’s the font you’re ordered to love when you first start wading into the world of design. It’s clean, crisp, beautiful, functional, sturdy, sleek, stylish, Genus, and Species. Hang on…”King Phillip Came Over…” I got my pnemoics mixed up, I think. Whatever, people like Helvetica, is my point. Helvetica has its own documentary, its …