Enough, already, with deriding the dear old phone book: Take a look at what Houston photographer Cara Barer is sculpting with discarded paper materials like phone books, maps and computer manuals.
[Kim Rogala] With all of the type-centric sites that are out there, how did this one manage to get 70,000 unique visits in its first nine days? It might have something to do with the fact that there are an estimated one hundred million people on this planet who are currently playing social games, more than 20 million people visit online dating sites per month, or that designers enjoy testing their knowledge and finding new ways to address familiar topics. Type Connection, an MFA thesis project by Aura Seltzer, intersects peoples’ passion for type with their love of the game … and of matchmaking. After making a few connections ourselves, we decided to talk to the woman behind the mission.
We featured letterpress printer Rob LoMascolo recently, and the first of his videos is now up on Fortnight. Titled “Letterpress 101,” it’s a useful primer for those of us who are getting some ink on our hands for the first time. More videos from this young printer will run April 24, May 8, May 22, June 5 and June 19. [TB]
[Tom Biederbeck] Fortnight Journal is “a living portrait of the millennial generation” — the young artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and others inheriting the 21st century. So it’s with a rich understanding of how communication is evolving that this quarterly online journal presents a thought-provoking figure from the millennial generation: letterpress printer and artist Rob LoMascolo. Read on to learn more about the coverage — which begins tomorrow, Tuesday April 10 — and view a video biography of LoMascolo.
Earlier this week on Felt & Wire we introduced you to the stationery and textiles company, Loop. Loop’s colorful Doodlespark line of stationery was the result of a fascinating, years-in-the-making, mother-daughter collaborative series. Inspired by this creative process, the curators at Felt & Wire Shop have made Doodlespark Journals this week’s Felt & Wire Find. For the next week, all the Loop journals in the Felt & Wire Shop will be discounted 15%. [MD]