YOLO

YOLO

Graphic designer Julie Katrine Andersen created this cool piece out of hama beads. “I made it when I quit my “day job” and took a chance on doing my own thing full time. I wanted to ...Read more

Holiday DIY: Mason jar snow globe

Holiday DIY: Mason jar snow globe

Our friend Jackie Sheriff found some vintage mason-jar snow globes and was inspired to make her own, which inspired us to ask her to be our guest blogger for this DIY. What you’ll need: Medium-s ...Read more

Holiday DIY: Gold-dipped feather gift tags

Holiday DIY: Gold-dipped feather gift tags

by guest blogger Kelly Emerald Hart of Handmade for Eisley What you’ll need: Feathers Scissors Glitter Paint (I use all-purpose home decor paint because the jar has a wide mouth for dipping the feathe ...Read more

Holiday DIY: Typographic gift wrap

Holiday DIY: Typographic gift wrap

by guest blogger Andrea Strand What you’ll need: Your favorite typeface. We used Seashore Pro by Ale Paul. Personal digital photos Tape Scissors String or twine Feathers, dried twigs, pinecones, leath ...Read more

Holiday DIY: Typographic wire ornaments

Holiday DIY: Typographic wire ornaments

by guest blogger Vanessa Brady of Tried and True. WHAT YOU’LL NEED 12 gauge wire Baker’s twine Pliers Tape Superglue A cursive typeface for your word. We used Lakeside by Mark Simonson. STEP ONE Print ...Read more

Holiday DIY: Ombre ornaments

Holiday DIY: Ombre ornaments

Christmas movies and specials have played a big role in the way we cherish this time of year. There’s nothing better than watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, or How the Grinch Stole Christmas. They gi ...Read more

Fairgoods + Food Bank

Fairgoods + Food Bank

Starting November 1, Fairgoods will donate a dollar from every order to the Calgary Food Bank. Every $1 donated allows the Food Bank to distribute $5 worth of food. You can get gifts for everyone on y ...Read more

DIY: Jerk Balloon Stress Balls

DIY: Jerk Balloon Stress Balls

Life can get stressful, so we’re going to show you how to make some cheap and easy stress balls using our Jerk Balloons. What you’ll need: Jerk Balloons All-purpose Flour Two empty water b ...Read more

Tickling Béziers Calgary

Tickling Béziers Calgary

by Chelsey Dyer. Photos by Grant Hutchinson. Recently Fairgoods hosted Tickling Béziers Calgary: A Three-Day Type Design Workshop at the Fluevog Museum. The three-day immersive workshop was taught by ...Read more

Log Bowl Giveaway

Log Bowl Giveaway

We’re giving away one 6″ ink blue log bowl, made by Loyal Loot. Each bowl is handmade using locally reclaimed trees, which are selected, gathered, turned, and finished by Loyal Loot and local ar ...Read more

Picks of the week

Picks of the week

Our weekly picks are inspired by Vegetal Green, a natural but vivid green that we are seeing lots of in the upcoming fall season. All links on our Pinterest board: http://tinyurl.com/q2b7vd7

Homeless Fonts

Homeless Fonts

When you choose a typeface from Homeless Fonts, it comes with a story and the power to help homeless people.  Via Design Good.

Dirty Bandits takes in the trash

Dirty Bandits takes in the trash

Annica Lydenberg, the maker behind Dirty Bandits, recently released a new series titled I’m a Piece of Garbage. Annica took discarded street items and painted self- deprecating phrases on them, then G ...Read more

Father’s Day gifts and a sale

Father’s Day gifts and a sale

Shopping for Father’s Day gifts can be difficult, especially when you’re on a budget. But you can still get dad something special. Here are 20 gifts he’ll love — most are under $50 — and you’ll save 2 ...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

What’s new: Little Jerk Balloons

What’s new: Little Jerk Balloons

Parents know that sometimes, very occasionally, even the most adorable and angelic child can be a bit of a jerk. Little Jerk Balloons™ are for those moments. They can withstand hours of interrogation, ...Read more

Main events

Main events

Weddings, anniversaries, new babies, Father’s Day, a housewarming. Brief Greetings — one word outside, one word inside — is a set of 10 cards that covers a year’s worth of occasions. And it’s free wit ...Read more

Stuff we love: Designer baking

Stuff we love: Designer baking

STUDIOLAV is a multidisciplinary design studio founded by Loukas Angelou and Vasso Asfi. They created Designer Baking in response to Athens’ Skoufa Gallery’s call to develop a contemporary work around ...Read more

Have you met Hillvetica?

Have you met Hillvetica?

When Hillary Clinton announced she was running for President, one of the biggest discussions was about her choice of logotype. Now designer Rick Wolff is raising money to finance the cost of Glyphs so ...Read more

Stuff we love: typographic chocolate

Stuff we love: typographic chocolate

Typographic Chocolate is a student project by Lisa-Marie Peters and Christian Pannickee. They were tasked with creating a typographic product for the Museum of Letters Berlin, so they created a chocol ...Read more