Love the profile of the new Kokoi side table by Emocja. It would be a fun addition to a kid’s room. Check out Emocja’s website – they have some great projects (which I didn’t profile here, because the photos on their website are too small…), especially the Felt Cubic sideboard.
We’re excited to have designed our first-ever calendar! Our 2010 pocket calendar takes traditional fortune cookie proverbs and updates them with a modern design. There are 24 different proverbs (okay, some of them are more like random sayings) to help guide you through the next year:
Don’t panic. Wherever you go, go with all your heart. The smallest deed is better than the biggest intention. Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. The only reason you die is because you live. Take the chance while you still have the choice. The only thing you truly own is your time. Be brave enough to live creatively. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools. Keep true to the dreams of your youth. The beginning of wisdom is to desire it. Always begin with an end in mind. The eyes believe themselves; the ears believe other people. Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Pick a path with heart. Take a chance in the near future. Change your luck today. Rest is a good thing, but boredom is its brother. Let the spirit of adventure set the tone. Dare to dream, hope, believe, seek, feel, find, and love. Be mischievous and you will not be lonesome. Originality overcomes everything. Good luck is the result of good planning.
If you’re feeling lucky, let us pick one out of a hat for you, and see what arrives in the mail. Or, if you want to make your own luck, you can choose your own proverb. We recommend the hat, it’s a lucky hat.
Here’s a preview of the most recently launched print over at the Working Proof – “A New Rescue”, by Heather Smith Jones. This is a five-color (!) letterpress print, and it’s gorgeous – the photos don’t do the amazing layers and textures justice. Heather has chosen Smile Train as her charity – 15% of each print sold will be donated to Smile Train, who offer free cleft surgeries to children in need.
About the print:
“A New Rescue” is a five-color letterpress print incorporating antique type with new metal blocks made from my drawings. I like to layer representational imagery with pattern and arrange the parts in an abstract or narrative way. In this print I have included imagery of a butterfly, seashell, rose of sharon blossom and a wooden boat, each growing from a vine that originates from a tree stump. The boat to me symbolizes the idea of a rescue and the stump or tree represents a source of life.
We posted about the Uniform Projecta while ago – today Sheena Matheiken has crossed the halfway mark, and to celebrate, she created this video with some friends of the Uniform Project. Love it! Sheena has raised almost $25k for the project – can’t wait to see where the project is in another six months!
It’s been a while since we’ve profiled one of the illustrations from Follow the Leader – London-based illustrator Jo Cheung submitted this beautiful one yesterday…I love the bear and the colored diamonds.
I wish I could see all of the 1000 Faces Project, by Lui Ferreyra. The linework is so tidy and the facets of the shadow is really well done. The sketches exist in this limbo between gradient and chiaroscuro and I love it.
We created a handy-dandy submissions form. Please submit your latest and greatest projects to us this way - it's much more effective than sending us an email. We look forward to seeing what you are cooking up!
// the working proof
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