Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Kismet, Fabrica Notebooks

THE BIG AND SMALL NOTEBOOK BY FABRICA
PHOTOS VIA CATARINA CARREIRAS WEBSITE
The other day I eyed some notebooks from across the counter at Benetton. The sales girl asked which one I wanted hurriedly but politely, after all the store was full. I asked for the black and white one with the simple motif, so she handed it over.  That style only came in the smaller format, The Small Notebook it was literally called. My second choice was a colorful lime green chevron motif in a larger A5 format, The Big Notebook. The sales person took it for me to further inspect; it had a lovely hot pink elastic enclosure and an emerald green book mark. There were plenty of others to admire, but my husband gave me a sign that the customers behind me were becoming disgruntled and I should move it along.  I couldn’t help but bring The Big Notebook home and I was happy at the chance to start a new bullet journal as my explorations deepen. 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Letterpress Planner and Methods

Paper, thinking and writing come hand in hand in planners, notebooks, calendars, journals...  I wrote in an earlier post of the newest wave, the bullet journal, bringing note taking all together. It’s a creative and tidy method to put all your projects, to do lists, sketches, calendar of events into one place rather than having sheets of paper, numerous notebooks or even bookmarked links all over the place. What’s is more, you have more control over what goes into it.
i.e. ABOVE ALL, ME
CUSTOMIZED LETTERPRESS COVER
PLANNER

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy New Year :: Don’t Forget to Take Note

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and surely we are all now looking forward to the New Year 2017. I like to sit down and review/revise old resolutions. How much do your hopes change over the years? Perhaps leaps and bounds aren’t what we achieve, but change is inevitable and something has happened. Let’s hope for the best or better yet let’s realize what can be!
TYPESETTING
DIRTY HANDS MAKE ME HAPPY

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Gift Guide : Graphic, Paper, Product Design Enthusiasts

I like to collect my ideas and share them this time of year, as I am also getting ready to buy for loved ones. The gift guide this year is more about the philosophy or bright idea behind the product itself. Nevertheless, I think graphic designers, paper enthusiasts, package and product design lovers, lifestyle trenders and the like will find this guide useful.

Not in any particular order.

BULLET JOURNALING : WEEKLY LOG LAYOUT
PHOTO VIA CHIC STUDIES


Monday, December 5, 2016

Caro Babbo Natale

Kids enjoyed having the chance to dress-up in apron and gloves and play tipografo i.e. printer for a letterpress demonstration yesterday. I helped kids get their Santa letters started and taught a thing or two about letterpress and Gutenberg. In no time, with the occasional backward b and fantastic typographic mix of lower and upper case lettering, kids jotted down ideas.
L-R CHILD CAREFULLY STUFFS SANTA’S BAG,
TIPOGRAFO, WRITING SANTA LETTERS
AT CONFABULA LIBRERIA MONDOVì

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Lettera di Natale

Pop up laboratory for kids set for the 4th December at Confabula bookshop. Children and I will write our “caro babbo” i.e. dear Santa letters for the season followed by Christmas stories.
Rsvp!
POP UP WORKSHOP LETTERA DI NATALE
"CARO BABBO” MONDOVI, ITALY