Birthday Card

Mili has been making all sort of things and this birthday card she made for her friend made me look — her handwritten font!! She didn’t look at anything, she just thought about it and designed it on her own and I was amazed! (She made it to pop-up on her own, too)

If she choose to become a designer in the future, I think she has a great shot :)

Found Type: Japanese Chalkboard Sign

Japanese cafe chalkboard

Found this chalkboard menu for a cafe in Takamatsu Japan — never seen such a cute menu! You can kind of see an outline, beauty of handmade / handwritten things :)

Golden Rule Letterpress Poster

Golden Rule Letterpress Poster by Studio On Fire caught my eye more than ever (first found via swissmiss). That’s exactly what my parents told us to do growing up! And it’s such a lovely collaboration of a father and son; All elements are hand drawn by Koen (age 6) with a Sharpie marker at the dining room table, then arranged digitally in our studio. The type is the “Golden Rule” as penned in the honest hand of a child. How awesome and sweet is that?! And it is beautifully letterpressed, that completes it!

It’s great for kids’ room, but I want one for myself, too!

Found Type: Mermaid Oyster Bar

Great hand-lettering of the Mermaid Inn (Oyster Bar) chalkboard in West Village. Caught my eye. Sounds good, too, right? :)

((It was a night time, sorry for the dark and blurry photos…))

I LOVE their logo from the second I saw it, designed by the amazing Louise Fili. This is the store sign of the Oyster Bar.

and I love their matches, too. I usually take home few to light candles at home :)

((image via Louise Fili website))

and their food? SO GOOD!! There, it completes everything.

Off to printing! See you tomorrow. xo Hijiri