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DIY: No-carve typography pumpkins

DIY: No-carve typography pumpkins

What you’ll need:  Chalkboard and gold spray paint Painter’s masking tape Newspaper or cardboard Pumpkins Chalk Pencil Black Sharpie Typefaces! We used Lust Script by Neil Summerour &  ...Read more

DIY: Halloween piñata

DIY: Halloween piñata

What you’ll need: Cardboard Glue gun Scissors X-ACTO knife Sharpie Candy Black garbage bags Proxima Nova typeface by Mark Simonson STEP ONE You’ll need to create a template of your design out of ...Read more

Stuff we love: 3D type sculptures

Stuff we love: 3D type sculptures

Lettering artist Ben Jonston and industrial designer Mark Simmons wanted to create something that used both of their skills. The result was 3D-printed type sculptures. The process began with sketches, ...Read more

DIY: It’s sweater weather

DIY: It’s sweater weather

What you’ll need: Cotton sweater Vinyl cutter Gold iron-on vinyl Proxima Nova Extra Condensed by Mark Simonson Iron STEP ONE Use your vinyl cutter to cut out the gold letters for Sweater Weather. STEP ...Read more

Calgary Maker Faire

Calgary Maker Faire

  Fairgoods will be at Calgary Maker Faire this weekend, and you should be there too. If you don’t have your tickets yet, we’re also giving away two passes. Like our Facebook post for a chance to ...Read more

Give the gift of s’mores

Give the gift of s’mores

The long weekend is approaching. That means summer is drawing to a close and it will probably be the last camping weekend for many of us. And surely we all can agree that the best thing about camping ...Read more

DIY: Typographic organizers

DIY: Typographic organizers

What you’ll need: Free patterns and designs for cases Fake leather or vinyl Cotton fabric Vinyl cutter (we used a Silhouette machine) Gold and white adhesive-backed vinyl Leather rope or string X-ACTO ...Read more

Wedding DIY: Typographic pennants

Wedding DIY: Typographic pennants

by guest blogger Lauren Cooke of Betawife What you’ll need: • Premium wool felt (craft felt is a bit harder to cut) in two colors • Wooden dowel 1/4-inch size cut to 1/8 inch • Text template (I used S ...Read more

DIY kit: Typographic drink coasters

DIY kit: Typographic drink coasters

What you’ll need: Cork Coaster Kit (includes coasters, blender marker, and printed coaster designs) Popsicle stick Scissors STEP ONE Cut out the circular designs in your kit. STEP TWO Place your desig ...Read more

Notes from TypeCon: Dana Tanamachi-Williams

Dana Tanamachi-Williams gave a wonderful and entertaining presentation about her work at TypeCon last week, which included Flourish — a personal project done in collaboration with filmmaker and photog ...Read more

DIY: Typographic fringe banner

DIY: Typographic fringe banner

by Caitlin Holcomb of FunCult What you’ll need Proxima Nova font by Mark Simonson Ability to print out letters that are 15 inches tall and about 4.5 to 13.5 inches wide (I used a local print shop) Gol ...Read more

DIY: #pie stencil

DIY: #pie stencil

What you’ll need: Free #pie stencil template. Pie plate Rolling pin Recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie STEP ONE Make the dough for your pie crust and the filling. Sprinkle your surface with flour, then ...Read more

DIY: Sun-dye your own tote bag

DIY: Sun-dye your own tote bag

What you’ll need: Lumi dye Fairgoods tote templates (They’re free!) Blank canvas tote bag Foam brush Painter’s tape Cardboard Inkjet printer Transparency film paper STEP ONE Pick your design and print ...Read more

DIY: Make your own Matrix Stencil cards

DIY: Make your own Matrix Stencil cards

by Tan of SquirrellyMinds What you’ll need: Matrixes Stencil, by Corey Holms Card stock and envelopes Black ink pen (fine tipped works best) Pencil Ruler Eraser Watercolor paints Paintbrush Calligraph ...Read more

Wedding Bingo

Wedding Bingo

Weddings are beautiful, happy occasions. But anyone who’s attended a few of them knows there are moments common to most: long toasts, a crying bridesmaid, that one guy who ends up wearing his ti ...Read more

DIY: Alphabet ice-cream cake toppers

DIY: Alphabet ice-cream cake toppers

by Lyndsay Sung of Coco Cake Land Oh, ice cream. I love you the most. Give me a tall, swirly, soft-serve cone. Serenade me with an Oreo ice-cream sandwich. Pile prettily colored party scoops in a dish ...Read more

Wedding DIY:  Table numbers

Wedding DIY: Table numbers

What you’ll need: Latch-top water bottle (We used ones designed by Oh Joy! for Target) Mod Podge Gold glitter Paintbrush Stick or toothpick Gold vinyl Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter Lust Script by Neil ...Read more

Enter to win a Nasturtium & Dot Necklace

Enter to win a Nasturtium & Dot Necklace

We’re giving away two Nasturtium & Dot Necklaces in either plum and frost or smoke and marigold. Maker K. O’Brien took inspiration the nasturtium plants on her fire escape. The colors are created ...Read more

Women in Industrial Design Show

Women in Industrial Design Show

    If you’re in the Bay Area on June 14, you should check out the first Women in Industrial Design Show, which is part of San Francisco Design Week. The show will feature work from female i ...Read more

Enter to win one of four Pixel T-shirts

Enter to win one of four Pixel T-shirts

Designer Corey Holms originally hand-lettered his Pixel T-shirt for TypeCon 2013. And since the 2014 conference is coming up soon, we’re giving away four. To enter, sign in below and do one of the fol ...Read more

DIY: Stars & Stripes Pennant

DIY: Stars & Stripes Pennant

What you’ll need:  Stars & Stripes Pennant Kit Scissors and X-ACTO knife or 100% wool felt in red, white, and blue Granule typeface by Corey Holms & Calgary Script by Ale Paul Mod Podge Embroi ...Read more

Free printable DIY: Father’s Day labels

Free printable DIY: Father’s Day labels

by Chelsey Dyer Dads. They say the darndest things. So we thought it would be fun to take phrases dads are famous for and create labels that can go on condiments dads are famous for enjoying — like ho ...Read more