Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New header

I've been working on this for a while, not sure how long exactly. A few minutes here a few minutes there. Completely re-doing the legs the other day. Pretty pleased with it, did do a couple of colour versions but frankly I like the black & white.
Oh yes there is Bodoni :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bodoni <3

I love Bodoni. I did write up a little something about it earlier but never posted it. I think it's on the computer at work. I may add it to this at a later point but probably not.
Anyway ever since I entered the realm of Graphic Design and became aware of the joys of a well kerned word and a lovelingly leaded paragraph I have loved fonts. Bodoni was one the first ones I ever got to play around with for an assignment. Sadly, I never get to use it now, as work is all about sans serifs and mutilation. Occasionally I muck around with it for my own amusement but that's not often enough.
I came across this t-shirt on Nubby Twiglet & couldn't resist. Frankly my credit card probably wasn't happy about it but that's a thought for another day. I also bought a poster of the same design, that has yet to arrive.

Much love to you Giambattista you're awesome.

Edit: Picking up the poster tomorrow morning :) Yeah!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Books again

Finished the last stack of books I had and after re-reading James and the Giant Peach. Yesterday I went out and pick up some new books. Also had a scrumptious lunch in the bookstore cafe mmmmm...

Alexandre Dumas - One Thousand and One Ghosts
Nikolay Gogol - Dead Souls
H.P. Lovecraft - The Call of the Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist
Osamu Tezuka - Black Jack Volume 1

I was going to pick up the new Pratchett 'Nation' but it's still only in hardcover - too expensive at this point in time. Walked around with Neil Gaiman's 'Stardust' for quite a while but as it looked like a really quick read (a couple of hours at most) & cost $23 I put it back. I did enjoy the movie, so I'm sure the book is good. I just wanted something that would last a bit longer.

Did I tell you about the last books? I don't think I did, they were Dickens - Great Expectations, Niffeneggers - The Time Travellers Wife, Wildes - Picture of Dorian Grey. Loved Great Expectations & The Time Travellers Wife (won't see the movie, not a fan of Eric Bana) not so hot for Dorian Grey. I think the character of Lord Henry really put me off the book all of his ridiculous philosophies just grated on me.

Next time I go to Japan I'm definitely visiting the proper Tezuka museum in Takarazuka, Kobe (not the small installation that's at Kyoto station) & the Studio Ghibli one in Tokyo.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Favourites

I'm a member of a messageboard that does Mix CD exchanges. Quite a cool idea, I do love getting things in the mail & hearing new music. Also a big fan of putting together parcels. I've participated in quite a few exchanges but since the computer that holds the majority of my music only works when it feels like it (read almost never) I've had to stop participating.

My love of new music usually leads me every month to have many days of internet at dial up speeds. Quite painful really, but I can't for the life of me stop myself from downloading music. I really should get a better connection (I do say this all the time). This is a collection of my current favourites, not necessarily new artists but new songs. Oh and they may not feature in the photo I took for the cover.

Feel free to download them :)

Edit: Forgot to add, if you like any of these songs please go & buy other CDs/songs by these artists. See them in concert, pick up a t-shirt or other merch if they have any. They're worth it, trust me.