This may not look like a font, but Kapitza's vector art is set up as a font file so that you can customize to your heart's content. Rather than providing predetermined arrangements like typical clip art, the font format allows for more creativity.
The Kapitza sisters have a new book featuring their organic patterns (and a pattern-generating iPad app as well.) You can read our article about Kapitza in issue #9.
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Monday is Guest Post Day on UPPERCASE and we are always on the hunt for the freshest ideas. Please contact Erin if you would like to participate.
The Pantone motif is a simple designer icon that lends itself to parody, play and product design. Jessica Jones has made Pantone eggs by dipping them in dye and creating the type by printing onto inkjet temporary tatoo paper.
I'd like to thank Jessica for sharing one of her other DIY project photos in the current issue. I compiled art and craft inspired by the elements (sun, wind, temperature) and featured her project of using Inkodye to make sun prints on fabric.
Hmm.... I wonder if you could sunprint an Easter egg? Maybe next year...
I have lots of photos to edit from Thursday's Lucky 13 party, but I wanted to make this video first. Having this souvenir makes all the work of organizing and decorating worthwhile. Sometimes I only have eyes for my little guy.
Ray Stitch in Islington opened back in September and have been stocking UPPERCASE and Dottie Angel since the beginning. They also have copies of issue #13 available now.
I particularly love these Mini-Cross Stitch kits they have created to celebrate the Diamond Jubliee. I am a fan of all things Royal Family and have stashed away a set of matching tea cups from The Wedding last summer.
Last summer, I volunteered to help Janine with a project. She promptly shipped over a box of thread and cards for me to wind. Quinn slept beside me in the shade of our big poplar, Anderson played in the dirt—as only a preschooler can—and I wound and wound and wound. In a summer of changes for our family it was a quiet moment of simplicity.
If you haven't already secured your first edition copy of Dottie Angel, now is the time. The first edition of this popular publication, with all the hand-assembled goodies, vintage buttons and fabric, is almost sold out. A second edition is in the works and will feature a pull out poster.
How are you creative in your daily life?
Well, I am an artist, and I spend much of my free time (that time when the kiddos are at school, that is) in my studio, cutting apart bits of text and creating all manner of forms with the snippets.
What are you most curious about?
I am most curious about the workings of the brain.
What is your favourite letter of the alphabet and why?
That is a tough question! Hmmm....I'm not sure. But I can tell you my least favorite, as someone obsessed with playing Boggle on my iPhone, is Q! That Q always messes up my game! I have to confess that when a Q appears on the board, sometimes I just start a whole new game...lame, I know, but true...
What is your favourite colour?
Grey! I love its neutrality and its infinite variations—not just from light to dark, but how it can be blue-ish, green-ish, purple-ish. My favorite is a grey with a teal cast to it.
What is your preferred creative tool?
Texts and scissors. I love simple, low-tech materials.
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