Not sure who will see this - but im too proud of this not to share. I grew a pair and submitted to Threadless to finally try my dream of getting my work printed. To anyone out there who sees this, if you could take 5 minutes, follow the link, and vote for my design, that would be great. There is the negative to log in or use facebook to login, but if you take the time, Ill love you forever -
Distractions and false needs are controlling your life. Zen Habits’ Leo Babauta tells us why you need to let go.
Fonts Made From Retro Japanese Storefronts
These retro fonts are unique to older storefronts in Japan, only available to view on old barbershops and florists. You can’t find any information on them in typography journals or anything of the sort, but thanks to three friends with interest in these fonts, the letters were restored with the help of the storeowners who helped create them.
Rintaro Shimohama, Naoki Nishimura, and Shinya Wakaoka gained the permission of several storeowners who have no prior experience in graphic design, but did have a hand in creating their store signs, and recreated each set of fonts to make available to download as a part of a project called Noramoji (nora meaning “stray,” moji meaning “text”).
The proceeds from buying the old fonts actually go to the storeowners who helped recreate the fonts from their stores. Pretty neat!
(via Spoon & Tamago)
We asked you what you hate about your open-office layout. And you told us. Oh boy did you tell us.
Glad there’s a contingent who feel the same