This is the 2013 version of I’m-buying-this-CD-just-because-I-like-the-cover.
The Theme Fragrance shop is filled with products in beautiful packaging, and tempting scents. Designs are clean and crisp, the colors fit well the announced smells.
Seeing that, it’s not much of a surprise that the owner, E. Morrison, is a RISD graduate and photographer, but she went into the perfume world blind and self-taught herself her now mastered skills!
A bit of geometry, a but of typography, a bit of color, and then you get Edu Barba, offering really big posters (oh yeah) at affordable prices (double yeah!) of very graphic visuals, intricate shapes and wise words. I’m so in!
Free fonts are usually wonky, and just plain not cute. Some exceptions tho, just like this Bariol, a font by Atipo. It has a nice rounded shape to it (perfect for anything sweet or wise), but it also has some sort of modern typewriter quality, I find.
It’s available in 4 cases (thin, light, regular and bold).
One other cool thing about this font, is the way you can get the Regular case for FREE: with the Pay with a tweet social payment concept (also possible with a Facebook post).
HOW AWESOME IS THAT. I find it a very inventive and simple idea, perfect for this day and age.
And, in my opinion, this is bright, practical and useful. Offer a freebie, but also get the word out for it and your company as a whole. An always welcomed social payment for all the hard work you put in that free beautiful font/cute desktop image/awesome new song/useful Photoshop brush! Oh the possibilities! This kind of smart idea almost makes me shiver.
I’ll try thinking of something so I can use this in the future. What about you? :)
Rustic postcard invitations, by Tupy Boutique.
Preppy chic invitations, by Julie Hanan Design.
Record with sleeve invitations, by Ello There.
Rusted and chic invitations, by Wide Eyes Design.
Heart stopper letterpressed invitations, by Word Letterpress.
Woodgrain invitations, by Cricket Printing.
Printable “How it began” invitations, by Something Blue.
Red side banner invitations, by Twigs Print Studio.
2012 is a wedding year for my family! In January, my brother got married. And later this year I have 2 others… Considering I had never went to a wedding in my family EVER (I don’t think my parent’s wedding, when I was 1yo, counts. lol), woah! Yes, this single gal can take it. lol!
I find wedding invitations (when done right, and with a little modern twist) to be a great graphic design treat for the eyes! A little bit like company stationaries, which I used to love doing as a graphic designer, in that other life o’ mine.
Anyway, here’s a few handmade invites I found that I really love! Maybe it’ll be useful for some of you lovebirds. :)
When the vintage and current looks collide, it can make for some flashy yet understated works of art. Like these, from Natalie Nicklin hailing from the UK.
Some fonts are just not an obvious choice in pretty much all situations. As statements tho, they can indeed be perfect.
Sky is the limit and you know it.
Adamas is a free font (personal and commercial) by Colorblind, and you can get it here.