Friday Footnotes

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1. Lettering Index

Feeling so very thankful to Brad Woodard for sharing this wonderful lettering resource! The Letter Index is a jackpot of letters and words in a variety of styles from script to logo to hand made. It’s just amazing. Quite often I’m asked to write out someone’s name and just my handwriting will be used for their logo. That’s quite a lot of pressure on my little pen and me, so this will be a hand resource to look up interesting and new ways of adding flourishes to make their letters a little more unique. I’m going to start pinning some right away! See my Handwriting, Lettering and Calligraphy board here.

2. The Hidden Sea

For another jaw dropping typo-centric piece, I’m loving Jon Contino‘s new type and illusration work for The Hidden Sea‚ it’s just gorgeous! I’m already a big fan of Jon Contino, especially his other nautical inspired designs, but this just blows them out of the water (pun intended)… And I just love how the flourishes emulate waves… I just keep staring wide eyed at the letterforms. I kinda want to get a bottle of the wine just to have it on display in my nautical themed office. 🙂 View more images here on The Dieline.

3. Oh Joy! at Target

I just love all these new Target collections by bloggers and designers I’ve been following for years—I posted about Dana Tanamachi’s collection a few months ago! Here’s a video and sneak peek of  Joy Cho’s party collection. So adorable!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNkJ73ciP94

4. Peek Calendar

I haven’t been a fan of the iPhone iOS 7 calendar ever since first installing it. It lost quite a lot of features that I loved, even though it added quite a few! So I was definitely smitten when I saw this new calendar app called Peek Calendar on swiss miss.

5. DIY Concrete Countertops

How amazing are these concrete counters?! I seriously love them! Cost effective and super duraple! Should I add more exclamations to emphasize how much I love them??! See more on A Beautiful Mess.

Evernotes Every Friday

1. Twine Wrapped Ampersand

I don’t know about you, but I am still loving these twine wrapped letters. But I love the idea of changing it up per season… swapping out fall flowers to winter snowflakes maybe? DIY found via Green Wedding Shoes.

2. Sign Making Video

Loving this behind the scenes look at the creation of wood signs. Found via Brave the Woods.

3. Turnover

For these next 3 features, I guess I was struck by new twists on the everyday products… So with that in mind, here’s a new spin on wall art. Creating custom art with interchangeable plates is such a cool concept and with only 3 themes, there’s already so many options to explore! View the Kickstarter here, found via designworklife.

4. Paperlux Bookmarks

Yet another cool concept featured on designworklife… Found out more about these bookmarks here.

5. Round Postage Stamps

Round stamps! Now there’s a little fun and different take on the everyday! Buy these Forever Stamps here, found via Besotted Blog.