Category Archives: Thoughts and Ideas

Logo vs. Symbol

What’s the difference? FastCo explains. Logo or logo type literally means “word imprint” in Greek. According to this line of thinking, the only true logos are the ones that contain nothing but stylized letters, representing the literal name of a … Continue reading

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Times New Roman

Curious about Times New Roman? Really? This is a nice short film about one of the most popular typefaces in the world. After watching this little film on the typeface I was moved to find out more and found it … Continue reading

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Yes! Handwriting Matters!

I love this article in The New York Times by Maria Konnikova. “Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information.” … Continue reading

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The List

The List/My List. When I was in my early 20s the Art Director who I worked for gave me a list of movies to watch. This list, for me, was like a key. It opened up a whole world to … Continue reading

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Designers in the Nursery

Children’s books can be so beautiful. As both a mom and as a designer I have long appreciated lovely children’s books and try to buy them for my girls whenever I can. On March 18th, 6:30–8:30pm, noted historian, curator, and … Continue reading

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New Ways to Make a Book

Thinking about making a present for a certain special set of people I wanted to make a book but am thinking now of making something a little more special. Still a book but more of an object—a folded object that … Continue reading

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Two Plain White Walls

Here’s what happens when two different people, at two different times, are presented with huge white walls and someone says, “What would you do?” I know, fill it up with type! These are two amazing videos I’d file under my … Continue reading

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