Don James Poster.

This Don James poster was one of those things I saw and just can’t get out of my mind. I love the use of type and white space. I love the photo. I love that the only color on the entire page is the orange 1503. I can already tell that it’s going to have to be mine at some point.

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Round Up: Valentines.

Valentine’s Day is two weeks from today and I’ve held off on this Round Up because new valentines keep popping up every day! So without further ado – or babble – here are my favorite valentines of 2008. (I tend to lean more towards the quirky/funny side with these cards because that’s just where my personality falls in regards to this holiday.)

16 Sparrows Valentine Cards
Together, we make a pretty badass robot.
Take those damn pants off!!

Aran Made letterpress Valentine’s Day cards
i’m trying…
i really like your pheromones
run away with me…

Bella Muse Valentine’s Day cards
I want to have text with you.
Happy Valentine’s Day you saucy little tart.

Ella Studio Valentine Expressions Cards
I Fucking Love You.
Fucking Be Mine.

Earmark Invitations Let’s Fork

Orange Beautiful’s LOVE cards

Pressa Russa’s letterpress V14 cards and envelopes

Melissa Kate’s Olive You linocut card set

Tina Seamonster’s Zombie Plague Gocco Valentines Day Card

Turtle Papers’ Giraffes in Love note card set


Helvetica Is 50 Invite.

Can you imagine one of these invitations to the Helvetica is 50 bash showing up in your mailbox? I’d be tempted to keep it and not reply, but who in their right mind would ever miss an event like this. Love the white type on thin board. Nice and simplistic just like the guest of honor.


Advice to Sink in Slowly.

These posters are fantastic. An amazingly creative way to share advice and wisdom.

Advice to sink in slowly is a series of posters designed by recent and established graduates of University College Falmouth for the purpose of passing on advice and inspiration to first year students. A poster is given as a welcoming gift to every first year student when they enroll.

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Scotia Made Valentines.

Valentine’s Day is exactly one month from yesterday. Although I’m a firm believer in it being a full-on Hallmark holiday, I love the sentiment and ritual of giving out valentines. Remember decorating shoeboxes or paper bags as drop boxes in elementary school? So, so much fun if you were the Artsy Kid like I was.

I still give out valentines every year and don’t plan on stopping any time soon. But who says they have to be all saccharine-sweet? Check out these ridiculously hilarious valentines from etsy shop Scotia Made. I hate the phrase, but they literally had me laughing out loud when I first saw them.


Get Framed 2008 Calendar.

No, I’m still not over Calendar Mania ’08. My latest infatuation lies with the Get Framed 2008 Calendar from IGE. It’s printed on a 16 x 24″ piece of cotton and comes with five tacks – four for hanging and one to mark the date. I like it because it seems more substantial than your everyday paper calendar. And totally affordable.



For anyone not in the know, (PRODUCT) RED is about helping make a difference in Africa. When you purchase anything under the (PRODUCT) RED umbrella, the retailer will donate up to 50% to the Global Fund to help women and children affected by HIV/AIDS.

The program has been around at The Gap for awhile, but now Hallmark is getting in on the action with (PRODUCT) RED cards, gift wrap and merchandise. I hit up a store Friday and was really impressed with the design behind everything and managed to pick up a few cards myself. Check it out and support the cause.