Color (of the year) my World
Font Friday 6.6
FRIDAY. I hope you all had a great week and are able to relax and do something fun this weekend. Today’s free font download is Adobe’s newest creation, and has me and all my design friends totally geeking out. It pulls characteristics from Helvetica (a tried + true typeface, arguably one of the most popular of all time) and combines them with DIN (my current favorite font, legible, visually interesting and seemingly growing in popularity daily.) Designed by Adobe for their new Apple watches, this typeface is versatile and contains numerous weights, making it ideal for any design project large or small. Link to download is in this article, at the bottom. Have a great weekend!
[I do not claim ownership to this font, or any fonts showcased on Font Friday. Please read licenses before using.]
Midweek Motivation 1.1 – Gratitude
Thanksgiving is only EIGHT days away! What are you thankful for? Even in the darkest of times, we can always find someone or something to be grateful for. Psychology shows us that an attitude of gratitude can have a huge, positive impact one’s mental state, and perception of the world. For today’s midweek motivation, beautifully written by Elizabeth, I challenge you to look for something to smile about or be grateful for.
[Calligraphy by Elizabeth Phillips]
Last week, I threw a Friendsgiving party for me + my girlfriends from Seattle. It has become our annual tradition since moving to LA, but this year I teamed up with Tiny Prints to make it even more magical. Head on over to their blog to see my full recap, photos and details of the event!
[Photos by Yael Nov Photography]
Color My World: New York Edition
You may remember that I teamed up with my friend Christy of Avoiding Atrophy in January to post Colors of Winter. With all the beautiful changing colors, we decided to showcase fall colors in New York. Since Los Angeles is seasonally challenged (believe me, I love the warm weather, but do miss the occasional rain!), Christy took some beautiful photos of New York/Brooklyn showing all fall in all it’s glory. Enjoy!
[Photo credit: Christy of Avoiding Atrophy]
Tis the season for sending cheer! It is no secret that I love stationery, greeting cards and sending mail. This year, I told my family I would handle our annual holiday card to alleviate some stress and ensure it came out just right. We have used a variety of sites in the past to customize our cards, but this year I decided to use Shutterfly. Not only do they have a wide range of beautiful card options, the design + ordering process is so easy. It’s only the beginning of November and I can cross off holiday cards from my to do list. Check out what I chose for our annual holiday card this year.
Deciding which card was the hardest part of the whole process. Shutterfly has SO many adorable designs in a variety of formats, you’re sure to find something for your Perfectly Personal™ Holiday Cards. For me, this option, a single photo on the front, and a smaller photo on the back was exactly what I was looking for (shout out to our family pet, Lucy the Poodle, who makes a sassy appearance on the back).
In addition to having an awesome selection of cards, you can create an entire stationery suite, with custom return address labels and personalized postage as well as holiday party invitations and stickers. It really is a one stop shop for all your holiday card needs, and can be customized to fit your needs.
The typography selection that Shutterfly provides is top notch, and allows you to create a consistent and beautiful suite. For me, the overarching theme I wanted for my suite was a hand written font complimented with a sans serif typeface. I also wanted to bring in gold and silver to both the holiday card + party invitation.
I’m so excited to send out my holiday cards and party invitations this year. Still trying to decide what to do for your holiday cards? Check out Shutterfly’s impressive selection, and create your custom suite.
[This post was sponsored by Shutterfly. All opinions + images are my own.]