May 2012

Aisle-hopping & window-shopping at National Stationery Show 2012

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[Alyson Kuhn] The National Stationery Show is always a feast for the eyes. First, the grand buffet of booths: some arranged like shops, others curated like galleries. This year, some were pretty as parlors or enticing as treasure caves.

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Creative Chain: Connecting creatives one link at a time, week six

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[Emily Potts] Last week’s Creative Chain featured the extraordinary work of Scott Massey, Paul Sahre and Suckzoo Han. This week we lead off with the person who inspires Suckzoo Han.

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Felt & Wire Shop presents the ‘May Finds Collection’

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Take a look at the latest and greatest finds this month from the curators at Felt & Wire Shop. From Because of Hope‘s beautiful, handmade paper jewelry to the very cool and unique file storage system from Jill Allyn. Register here for weekly Felt & Wire Finds alerts. [MD]

Folks went mad for Typeset Mad Libs at Maker Faire Bay Area 2012

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[Alyson Kuhn] For Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 (May 19–20). Pam DeLuco found a fun way to give makers an appreciation of typesetting. Last year’s typefacebook project was such a big hit that she didn’t feel she could repeat herself this year. Instead, she came up with a marvelous — and maddening — new typesetting exercise.

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Casting a light on Memorial Day

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[Tom Biederbeck] In the town where I live, there is a handsome Beaux Arts building with a glorious window above its entrance. This building is intricately tied to the origin of Memorial Day. Today is a good day to look inside and meet at the person who might have been most important in establishing a day to recognize those who gave their lives in service to the nation.

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Felt & Wire Finds: Type Necklace

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Looking for a fun and creative gift idea? Check out this week’s Felt & Wire Find, the Type Necklace from Bridgetown Papers. With this little message in a bottle necklace you can send a little note or word of encouragement to someone you love, or wear their name proudly. You can even include an icon for added sentimental value or just for fun. For the next week, Bridgetown Papers will be offering the Type Necklace at 15% off. [MD]