My former type of valentine


[Alyson Kuhn] As all of my correspondents know, I love to type. I love the sound, I love the rhythm, and I love the surfaces on which typing is possible. Here you see my valentine from several years ago, typed on my IBM Correcting Selectric III, thanks to whose half-space lever I was able to center my text pretty kuhnsistently. My substrate de saison? Pink graph-grid index cards I’d brought back from Paris. There is approximately 1/zillionth in. of index card to spare behind the heart cut-out.

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So Noted: We [heart] LogoDesignLove


[Laura Shore] Who doesn’t love logos? Certainly anyone reading this blog either has one or has designed dozens of them. I thought I loved logos, too, but I have to tell you that nobody loves logos like Irish designer David Airey. And once you’ve explored his site you’ll wish you had more time to get a new logo for yourself or design a few dozen more for clients.

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Free calendars coming to 10 responsive Felt & Wire readers


[Tom Biederbeck] We can’t add extra holidays to 2010, but here at Felt & Wire we can sure deliver the calendars. Here are 10 readers who will receive free calendars from Felt & Wire Shop, as promised in our Dec. 29 preview:

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Evolution at the Academy


[Alyson Kuhn] The California Academy of Sciences has recently published an elegant and informative little book about evolution. The photographs are superb, and the text, contributed by several scientists at the academy, is both personal and powerful. The spread presenting the introduction features a great shot of a vintage London edition of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, setting the stage perfectly for the mini case studies that follow.
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P.S. Post that card


[Alyson Kuhn] We recently featured on Felt & Wire the freshly printed-and-accordionated Alphabetilately brochure. It’s actually a cascade of eight postcards, steel-rule perforated for posting on the fridge or in the mailstream. I mailed Bill Senkus — owner of the Alphabetilately trademark — the cover panel on Dec. 31, the last mailing day of the decade. I’m pleased to report his card arrived in excellent kuhndition.

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So Noted: What type are you?


[Laura Shore] Did we ever expect to see the day when venerable design publications close, while major business pubs like Fast Company cover geeky insider type-design stories? Surely not. But -kuang/design-innovation/your-personality-summarized-typeface” target=”_blank”>here is the proof. Pentagram’s 2009 holiday card was a link to a sweet little microsite called What Type Are You? After submitting to a few minutes of intense psychoanalysis, I was determined to be “emotional, understated, progressive and disciplined.” So what type am I?

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