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Links, Friday Edition!


+ Been mulling over Jessica Comingore’s post, In Transition. It’s about the struggle between balancing your own business and maintaining an active blog. And while I could fill my own post on this topic alone, it’s also 6pm on Friday and my mind is clearly mush, you should just go read Jessica’s instead. It’s as if she wrote this directly from my own brain anyway, ha.

+ Clever photography series, Things Granny Never Told You About the Internet.

+ How one design conference made itself less of a bro-fest. (Related, I’ll be there. Ahem.)

+ Been jamming to this week’s Mykind Mix from Design For Mankind. Classic Hip Hop, a few new sounds, very danceable and good for general upbeat-ed-ness (shh, that’s totally a word). I’ve started a similar playlist on my Spotify if you want more like this.

+ Typefight: another fun typographic blog pits two custom letterforms against each other & readers get to vote on the winner. Excellent source for unusual typography.

+ Artwork supplied by Australia’s Andrew Frazier.

Friday Links


Well, this week flew by in a breathless woosh. How is it Friday already? Not that I’m complaining, mind. Five deadlines this week ate all my blogging time and I’m cutting out early today to head to Purdue University to see Studio Visit, Chad’s show with Cody Hudson & Stephen Eichhorn.

Here’s some fodder to make up for the lull this week though:

+ I wrote about Post 27’s awesome new line of handmade jewelry by Portland artist, Emily Counts.

+ Major, major office supply lust courtesy of HAY, a little design boutique in Copenhagen. Itching to get on a plane just to visit this shop alone.

+ Okay Type releases their newest font, Harriet, to rave reviews including an award from the Type Directors Club. I can certainly see why, Harriet is no joke. Expertly executed with careful finesse, she’s smart and friendly, modern and classic, which means infinite uses. Hope to find an excuse to buy soon!

You, yes you.

Just a regular ‘ol day here at casa de Pitch, but I will take a moment to chime in on this Day of Love and say thanks for reading friends. I like you all very much. Wishing you hugs, high fives, hot sauce…Or whatever it is you’re into today. And if you’re feeling especially amorous, pay the joy forward by backing A Little Heart: a Comic for Marriage Equality on Kickstarter.

{Illustration by another favorite, Caroyln Sewell. Via Ffffound.}

Support with Quite Strong + CAC

Sister Corita Kent, 1964. Song About the Greatness. (Screenprint) Via Art Tattler.

Got another show in the works! Instead of building a line of sellable products like I did in December, this one is definitely, squarely in the art camp. Support is curated by my Quite Strong girls and the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) is doing the hosting. The show’s theme is centered around the theme of support and the mix of artists & designers participating are free to interpret that at will, in any medium of their choosing. I can’t WAIT to see what everyone comes up with! I’m doing a typographic site-specific installation inspired by the legendary Sister Corita Kent. The only thing is that I have just two days to complete the installation before hopping on the plane to Salt Lake City which means I will miss out this show’s opening. Oh, when will someone invent cloning??

Here are the details in any case:
Opening reception: January 20th, 6pm
217 N. Carpenter St (West Loop).
Runs through February 12th.

Blog posts will probably be scarce between now and next week (see: art show, client work, Alt Summit conference prep). However, I just started a tumblr (eeeek! I know! Pinterest, now Tumblr, plus I’m nearly finished with a Cargo Collective portfolio site too, what is next?!) so look for me over there if you want to get the goods. Back in a jiffy!