Friday, February 24, 2012

Spoonflower Mix Tape

To accompany my Mix Tapes entry in the "Outdated Technology" Spoonflower Fabric-of-the-Week contest a few weeks ago, I asked other Spoonflower designers what their ultimate mix tape song would be. I present to you the Spoonflower (virtual) mix tape, which you can listen to using the player below.

The Playlist (which includes links to each designer's Spoonflower shop):
  1. The Candy Man by Sammy Davis, Jr., suggested by dianne_annelli
  2. Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield, suggested by gsonge
  3. Never Going Back Again by Fleetwood Mac, suggested by happysewlucky
  4. Broken Wings by Mr. Mister, suggested by feebeedee
  5. Here Comes Your Man by The Pixies, suggested by francine
  6. Wouldn't It Be Good by Nik Kershaw, suggested by a_most-peculiar
  7. Black Star by Radiohead, suggested by ravenous
  8. Message To My Girl by Split Enz, suggested by pennycandy
  9. Groove Is In The Heart by Deee-Lite, suggested by kezia
  10. The Sun Always Shines On TV by a-ha, suggested by zoebrench

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cool Constructivist Typeface

Lost Type Company has added another font to their collection. Sullivan, designed by Jason Mark Jones, is a modern industrial typeface that can be layered to create some fun vintage effects. To download Sullivan, you can make a donation, or type "0" in the box to grab yourself a freebie.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mix Tapes: Mixing in Action!

Check out these two cool projects made with my Mix Tapes fabric! A cute kid's tee made by Katie in Germany (top), and lining sewn into a martial arts gi (uniform), by Michael. I'm always so flattered when people buy something I designed or made, but then to see it being used and enjoyed is just icing on the cake!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hot Trend: Mustaches

...or at least the fake ones! Seems like they're popping up all over! Check out this printable set of crafty mustaches cut-outs designed by Tommy Perez. (Found via French Paper.)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Retro Arcade Graphics

Last night we went out for dinner at our local, hole-in-the-wall pizza joint. Not only do they have great pizza, and an appetizer of rolls made out of mounds of pizza dough slathered with butter and garlic, but they have an awesome little arcade filled with totally retro games. We're talking pre-video, circa 1970. They have four upright machines and three pinball machines, all with amazing old graphics. So I took some photos!

Pictured below are two images from Pro-Football pinball (made by Gottlieb in 1973), one from the marquee of Speed King (made by Chicago Coin in 1970), and two pics from the Stunt Pilot marquee (made by Midway in 1971).

They do have one game from my old school playing days, and it was my son's favorite. He thought Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Sue were funny, but I think he has a crush on Ms. Pac-Man!

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