Thursday, May 24, 2012


What quirky impulse grabs your attention away from everything?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Century Schoolbook and a Flashback

I’ve been updating my portfolio to include some of my recent work. I’m pretty happy with the way this type poster turned out. Since the font was designed in the early 1900s with textbooks in mind, I wanted it to have an old-timey book feel to it.

A funny thing happened while I was searching for information on Century Schoolbook. I came across this picture on etsy:

Right away I had that skin-tingly feeling that I’d seen this before. When I peeked at some of the inside pages, I knew I was revisiting my first grade reader. The picture came up in my search because Century Schoolbook was designed for Ginn & Company, the same publisher of these elementary school readers.

I just love it when something unlocks a memory from a dark little recess of your brain. You never know what’ll pop up next.