Archive for February, 2010

Things of Note


This week:
• My write-up on the POST 27 site re-launch on Mint.

• Ellie & I set up a formspring and we answered a bunch of Howdy Do It related questions this week.

These awesome specs that Ms. Kate Miss posted on for me, for you. Cute vintage-inspired frames, with lenses for $95. For each frame sold, one is donated to someone in need in developing country too.

• Had a chance to checkout the Thinking for a Living redesign? In a word: wow. You can key-command your way through the content. I definitely see that functionality being implemented into more blogs soon.

Ampersands at TYPEFORCE

My ampersand project is almost done, done, DONE! Here’s a couple teaser images to get you salivating. Sit tight for more details & the grand unveiling in the next day or two!

Margot Harrington-Inprogess
Margot Harrington

Installation of And, the Typeface (coming soon).
Materials: vintage books, found paper & objects, silkscreen, collage.
If you’re in town come see the actual piece in this show:

TYPEFORCE : The Annual Chicago Show of Emerging Typographic Allstars

Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan St in Bridgeport

Opening: Friday, February 26, 2010
Runs through March 14, 2010

Allstars Include:
Jeremiah Chiu, Renata Graw, David Weik, Billy Baumann, Matthew Hoffman, Chris Eichenseer, Chad Kouri, Ryan Thurwell, Luke Williams, Tnop, Andy Luce, John Pobojewski, Darren McPherson, Lora Fosberg, Margot Harrington, Greg Calvert, Aaron Pedersen, Duncan MacKenzie, Will Miller, Nick Adam, Damian Abraham

Brought to you by Public Media Institute and Firebelly Design
Sponsored by AIGA Chicago, Graphic Arts Studio, Unisource Paper & I Shoot Rockstars

MMP + Nadine Nakanishi

Over the last year or two, Middle Mind Project has been putting together the most amazing short documentary-style films, with original music, on the Chicago art scene. I’m so happy to see this new one is the female half of Sonnenzimmer, Nadine Nakanishi. Sonnenzimmer are some of most inspiring, prolific & influential makers-of-stuff that this city’s got. If you’re around tomorrow please come see their show at The Post Family’s gallery, I was there for install yesterday and it’s stunning.


Vorab Fabrik
New Work by Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi of Sonnenzimmer.

February 26, 2010

The Family Room
1821 W Hubbard, #202
Chicago, IL 60622