Category Archives: Design

More Slow Progress

The weather cooled off, but I didn’t speed up. I have started playing with the final layout for Nurture, not Nature though.

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Friday Night Flicks: Coralie Bickford-Smith

I have posted a video from Gestalten previously. That one was about illustrator and map-maker Lucy Engelman. Tonight’s flick features Coralie Bickford-Smith. She is an in-house designer for Penguin Books and specializes in designing covers for series.     You … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Pająki / Chandeliers

This week’s flick features the paper and straw works of Karolina Merska. Merska creates pająki, traditional Polish decorations used for celebratory decorations.     Here’s a picture of Merska’s giant pająk installed during the London Design Festival 2016. (Image from … Continue reading

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Birthday Books

It was my birthday this past week. David spread it out from Monday to Saturday. He brought me a huge bouquet of lilacs on Monday that lasted until Friday, then this smaller bunch on Saturday morning. He also gave me … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Benja Harney: Paper Engineer

Tonight’s flick from the Australian Design Centre features Benja Harney. From the text on Vimeo: Benja Harney is a self-taught paper engineer, working professionally for six years. His work spans from pop-up books for the likes of Kylie Minogue to … Continue reading

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More Mechanical Month

I spent more time this week on my piece for the #areyoubookenough_machine challenge. I have lost track 0f how many parts there are in this thing! Every time I reach a new stage I end up making more parts than … Continue reading

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Some Simulated Stamps

After completing I’ve looked at clouds I got G is for Geography back out of storage. In all the excitement at finishing the embroidery on the covers for the interior intersections, I forgot about the stamps! All the stamps used … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Wheel of Life

There hasn’t been a zoetrope animation on Friday Night Flicks for a while. Today’s video by André Gidoin features a paper carousel. From the text on Vimeo: Paper is one of the most versatile and beautiful mediums available to makers, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Making Faces

Tonight’s flick is a trailer, a little taste of a longer film called Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century. The trailer shows Canadian  graphic artist and type designer Jim Rimmer engaged in some of the processes involved in … Continue reading

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Sometimes My Life is a Little Too Fluxus

Although the title of today’s post could apply to me, it is actually a quotation from Elizabeth Kotz, and the title of a collaborative work assembled by Amy Spencer via Instagram. I wrote a bit about my contribution here. Participants … Continue reading

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