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Nicely Noted Stationery Service

We've penned paeans to letterpressed cards and hand-written notes before—just check out this indie stationery store in Chicago we featured—but the new service Nicely Noted out of Austin, Texas has a solution for every time you thought "Gee I oughta write that guy a thank you card" but didn't. Founded by Perry Nelson, Nicely Noted is a subscription service that delivers a curated trio of letterpressed cards and stamps each month for $18. Actually putting pencil to card is up to you. And no, we don't know Aunt Bertha's address. Call your mother.
April 11, 2013
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Typeface Designer We Love: Jordan Metcalf

Cape Town, South Africa-based typeface designer and artist Jordan Metcalf has a knack for creating puzzling, intricate algorithms in the form of typefaces. Whether experimenting with personal projects or commissioned by well-known corporations, the designer has quite the love affair with all things type. The folk music-loving designer can also be found collaborating with three other designers/illustrators under the name Only Today. For even more type love, check out our crop of favorite fonts here and be sure to follow our Pinterest Typography board!
April 3, 2013
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Design Idea of the Week: Modern Art for Dessert

You still can’t have your modern art and eat it too, but at least you can make it into dessert with Modern Art Desserts by Caitlin Freeman of Blue Bottle Coffee Company.
April 1, 2013

Graphic Designer We Love: Aaron Eiland

Last week, we declared our love for TypeToy, an online reference library of all things vintage design and typography, but who's the mastermind behind it all? Why, Aaron Eiland, that's who. When not working his magic as Fossil's senior designer, Eiland designs, designs, and designs. Many a pattern, many a line, click through to see a few of his works.
March 27, 2013
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Tumblr We Love: TypeToy

One man's inspiration is another's inspiration? TypeToy was created as a personal online reference library with an emphasis in vintage design and typography by Aaron Eiland, a senior designer by day and screen printer and freelance illustrator off-hours. Images ranging from colorful matchboxes to witty vintage illustrations are sourced from a variety of image-driven sites such as Flickr and a slew of blog sites. Says Eiland, "TypeToy was started as an online reference library for myself. The name comes from the idea of enjoying design just for fun, not on a professional level." With that in mind, do take a look at a few of our favorites after the jump!
March 18, 2013

LinePosters

With offices in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, Dwell can't help but be proud of the transit advancements and accessibility in the cities where we work. Graphic designer Cayla Ferari and engineer John Breznicky are so fond of transit systems, they've gone a step further, creating LinePosters, transit-inspired artwork for the home.
February 21, 2013
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Windows of New York by José Guízar

Graphic and information designer José Guízar, a New York transplant by way of Mexico, started The Windows of New York, a weekly illustrated series about, yes, the windows of New York. Part ode to architecture and part "self-challenge to never stop looking up," Guizar translates the city's fenestration into simple, charming works of art. From SoHo to the Upper East Side, click through the slideshow to see the rest of the windows.
February 12, 2013
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Just My Type

From simple signage to repurposed letterforms, take a look at how typography turns up beautifully in these homes.
February 8, 2013
Chandra Greer of Greer in Chicago

Why You Should Send a Thank You Card

In the story "To the Letter" in our September 2012 issue, we visited Chandra Greer at Greer, her Chicago shop dedicated to all things paper. A purveyor of stationery, pens, pencils, and anything else you might need to keep in touch, Greer's love of the thank you note extends far beyond her financial interests. For her, sending a card is a matter of respect and a point of pride, and in this exclusive interview we hear why.
September 7, 2012
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