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My buddy Luke (who I interviewed a few weeks ago) designs a beautiful festive tote bag every year. I have been lucky enough to receive one the last few years and they just keep getting better and better. This year he has created a beautiful typographic design which has been printed onto festive red and green tote bags using gold metallic ink. For the first time ever Luke has made the tote bags available for sale so all you lucky people can get one for yourself.

Seriously these would make such an awesome christmas gift, but also how fun would it be to get one of these and use it as a christmas stocking! I think I might do that with mine!

Pick up one of these tote bags from here.  Luke has very generously giving you lovely readers a 10% discount if you use the promo code 'JOY' - seriously...what are you waiting for?

Found Font Friday
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Ok so to try and get me to open my eyes and look at what is going on around me I am going to do a little series on the blog called 'Found Font Friday' - where basically I just post a pic of some cool type that I have found going about my days in London. This first one is up in shoreditch and is massive, as shown by a tiny me in the picture. photography by NM. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Letterpress - The Final Week!

Ahhhh I am so sad that the letterpress course is over. It has been such a good 6 weeks. 3 hours a week in the basement studio playing with type has been such a lovely and peaceful escape from the everyday business of my life right now. So for my last session I became a bit of a machine and printed loads of Christmas cards. I am really chuffed with how they came out. Usually I am not a fan of sending Christmas cards but this year I am really excited about it. I can't tell you how satisfying it is when you pull the roller across and you don't know how the print is going to come out (trust me there was a lot of variety!) and the ace feeling when it looks really good. I think the thing I have learn't most about this process is that in a discipline like this, where you are working with your hands -  things just often don't work out how you expect, but that has been amazing. The chance to play and it be ok if you make mistake...but also the happy accidents. That is something that I don't really get to do much even though my job is creative, because there are always really tight deadlines. The other things I played around with was thermography powder. You put it on wet ink, blow it with a hot air gun and it raises and goes all glossy. It turned out really cool. Anyway if after all my wittering about letterpress you fancy doing a course I couldn't recommend it enough. Check out St Brides Foundation for more info. (sorry the photos are not great quality. was quickly snapping on my phone while I was covered in ink...I even got in on my face. classic)