Hand Lettering

Time for an Industrial Resolution?

I know it’s almost mid-January and most of us have already made (and likely abandoned) any new year’s resolutions we were going make this year—but—in the off-chance you needed more time to weigh and consider, like me, I come bearing (downloadable) tools for success. Like most of my species I tend to make, but suck at keeping New Year’s resolutions. Until last year that is. At which time I …

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Beware the Bad Cat…

After watching a post-apocalyptic, dystopian downer of a movie called “Perfect Sense” on New Year’s Eve, we decided we better follow up with something a bit more uplifting to usher in 2013 so to help purge the images of Ewan McGregor (and the rest of the planet) methodically losing their sense of smell,taste, hearing, and eventually sight, we cued up “Babe”, the quirky, amazing film about a pig who …

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It’s bacon. No, it’s jam. Stop, you’re both right.

Proving that Pinterest is the crucible for all things strange and delicious, we made Bacon Jam for Christmas gifts this year along with the illustrated label. As it says on the label it was “surprising palatable”. Write me for the recipe or look it up on Pinterest.

Note to self: There’s not only enough, but a lot more where that came from

Occasionally I need to make visual reminders of ideas I don’t naturally embrace, because in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, I still doubt there will ever be enough. Enough time, money, ideas, clients. Even after 11 years of playing in the sandbox and getting paid for it, I remain unconvinced that the whole idea of “universal abundance” isn’t just the purview of idol, western, affluent navel-gazers who’ve …

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Happy Thanksgiving

I wanted to find an uplifting, “glass-half-full” quote for Thanksgiving and this is what rose to the top of the list, thanks to Teri Guillemets at Quote Garden.

Member Directory Cover Design

I find myself using more and more hand lettering in client work these days. (I even bought myself a drafting table!). This is a proposed cover design for the San Francisco Professional Food Society Membership Directory. It’s 98% hand lettered and drawn and uses a technique I borrowed from Mary Kate McDevitt that uses Illustrator to edit scanned lettering instead of Photoshop (my usual route). I do like the …

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Do Not Take Anything for Granted…

A lovely quote I though appropriate for those of us on the un-storm ravaged left side of the country (in this case, I mean that geographically). Credit goes to the author Terri Guillemets of The Quote Garden.

When the Winds of Change Blow…

“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, others build windmills.” I guess this is the Chinese equivalent of “When life gives you lemons…” but I think this is much more poignant.

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