Have you heard of Lab Partners? Pretty much everything about them rocks. Their website is soooo well done, and it's clear that they put a lot of thought into it. I mean, just look at that front page animation. These letterpressed prints have my heart's undivided attention. As I'm in the middle of overhauling my apartment, and finally putting serious thought into every room, these prints would be perfect sittin' pretty over my dresser. They're part of a series called "Hunt and Gather" inspired by treasures found at flea markets. Le sigh, it's always uplifting to see great work being put into the world. Prints, you will be mine one of these days!
Well, I just have to go out an admit it: from the moment I laid eyes on The Hungry Workshop's work, I was instantly crushing on them. It started out with the discovery of their aerograms, and I thought 'Oh, those colors! And that pattern! Together as one, how wonderful!' And then when I saw their other work and well, I was in love. These guys rock, check 'em out for yourself. There is so much letterpress goodness going on, I almost can't handle it. But alas, let's celebrate great work and the fact that it's Monday!
So, I've been cleaning out my computer because it was a disorganized mess, and I came across these photos I took this summer at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum. That place was absolute heaven! Wood type everywhere, candy to any designer's eyes. They even had the machines that were used to create all that wood type, which was really intriguing - I never realized how complex it was to make type! The little town it's located in is perfect for a long weekend trip, especially in the summer; it's right on the lake, very quiet and they have homemade ice cream! It's also perfect for riding bikes. I've really been wanting to bring Mark there for our anniversary, even though it's smack dab in the middle of March. But I can't think of a better way to celebrate two years than to do some printing together. We'll see!
Psst! You can see more photos here.