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fred: things i like right now

things i like right now by fred of toy robot / fiction fred

  1. 1 Million by Paco Rabanne – It’s the best.
  2. Fish Eye – I love this camera, it’s something I raise a toast to.
  3. The Gold watch – for the brave. It’s bling, but not 50-cent. It makes a strong statement and it’s making finally making a comeback after years of sitting on the bench. Get one. Or steal your father’s.
  4. Persol Eyewear, Sun collection - I want them all. Can’t wait for summer…
  5. Designer Track Pants – bring it.
  6. Steph Weiss – Delicate, smooth and creamy. Liquid velvet. This has been my number 1 beer for a while now. Think creamy vanilla.
  7. Plaid Tie – I need one. Not sure why, but I need one. Just a gut feeling.
  8. Weber Q300 – It’s the push button ignition, the stainless steel burners and the 100 square cm cooking area that seals it for me.
  9. Eternal Pursuit – A book published by Ogilvy & Mather about David Ogilvy’s philosophy applied to today’s advertising agency. Focuses on the 8 Habits of Highly Creative Communities. Published internally at Ogilvy & Mather and distributed internally. Unavailable elsewhere. It’s my golden pocketbook. Kinda like my advertising mini-bible. As you can see it is well-read.
  10. YUM YUM Characters – Toy designs have boomed over last few years and I haven’t seen a better crafted collection than this. I WANT them. I love their subtle character nuances. The video is damn funny too.
  11. Hipstamatic – I love this iPhone app right now. It’s vintage and it makes almost anything look stylish. It’s like having a designer in my pocket
  12. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2010 – This will be my next car. Not only am I currently driving one, but I’ve been a fan for as long as I can remember.
  13. Fleet Foxes – I am in love with this band. The “drunken Texas sun” shines on my every time I listen to them. It’s winter music, warms the heart. Top songs: Oliver James, White Winter Hymnal & Ragged Wood.
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music philosophy

music philosophy is a weekly graphic / typographic interpretation of philosophical song quotes by mico toledo. i really had a hard time picking my favourites to feature, i pretty much love them all. words to live by.

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drop caps

http://i.imgur.com/XIvTX.png

i’ve been holding out on posting about jessica hische‘s daily drop cap project, but as she recently updated her website i thought it was fitting.

http://i.imgur.com/ykTqR.png

Daily Drop Cap is a project I started in September of 2009 in which I illustrate a decorative letter every day (or at least every work day). The project will continue for approximately twelve alphabets and are available for non-commercial use as drop caps on your personal blog.

http://i.imgur.com/uN6Nw.png

http://i.imgur.com/4CbMK.png

http://i.imgur.com/qLbke.png

she really is an exceptional typographer (and illustrator and designer). ok i can’t resist, here’s some more:

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aschick

check out aschick’s work at her blog (why do people still use livejournal? baffles me). lovely stuff.

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