Type Tuesdays: My So Called Type

One of my all-time favourite shows way back when, was My So Called Life…there was just something that felt so much more real about it than, say, Beverly Hills 90210 (which was one of its contemporaries, and which I admittedly also watched).

I related to Angela’s angst, her awkwardness, and her desire to be herself…whoever that was. As we watched her trying to figure that out in more or less everyday/realistic situations and predicaments, it felt somehow reassuring to see lives depicted on TV that struck a little closer to home than most other shows.

So I was quite please to discover, in commemoration of My So Called Life: My So Called Type

Available to purchase as an 18″ x 24″ poster, you can find the above, and a few other TV shows represented in type over at My So Called Type.

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A Photo A Day: May Highlights

Oh my.

So it seems not having a desk, or any sort of flat surface to put your computer on, really can seem like a perfectly good excuse not to blog…or to download photos….or to do anything productive for that matter.

And though it seems forever since I’ve moved (well…almost 2 months) I’ve only just gotten my office set up the way I like it…complete with flat surfaces to do with as I please!

Which means now it’s time to play catch up! Here’s a few photo highlights from way back in May:

More May photos can be found here…you’ll notice that packing and my impending move kind of distracted me…I started to miss more and more days toward the end of the month.

Stay tuned for June! (or at least what I managed to photograph in June)

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Type Tuesdays: Elastic Font

When I initially came across the title “Elastic Font” my first thought was: a font that looks like elastics? But (thankfully) no…it’s far more interesting and imaginative than that.

Jenny Kyvik Hutchens created this impressive project for Oslo’s Westerdals School of Communication. Using a grid system she used elastics to create each letter by hand, and then vectorized her alphabet:

I love imaginative typefaces, and the fact that this one is made out of an everyday object (rather than looking like it) makes it far more interesting.

Also fun, and mildly related to typography is another of Jenny’s projects…Talking Shit (it’s worth a look!)

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Home Sweet Home

I’ve been MIA for awhile…but I’m happy to report that I am *finally* free and clear of the peach-coloured temporary apartment and living in my very own home. MY OWN HOME!

Well, mine, my boy’s and the bank’s. Everything about it feels pretty awesome (if not a little overwhelming).

Admittedly, it took awhile to get all of the necessities set up, including internet (big fiasco, which included our [now former] internet provider actually performing the hook-up on the wrong address). So we switched providers, and are officially up and running.

There’s still lots to do, of course…we’ll be painting room-by-room, so don’t want to get things too settled only to pull it all apart again…and then, of course there are fixtures and decorations and so much more to sort out.

Stay tuned.

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Friday I’m in Love: Bicycles

I haven’t had a bike for a really long time…and truthfully, for most of my adulthood I haven’t really wanted one. I just couldn’t see myself riding it in downtown Montreal, battling for my right not to get run over (and possibly slamming into parked cars as I attempt to do so).

But now that I’m moving to a slightly less busy area of the city, I find myself dreaming of a bicycle….not a mountain bike or racer, mind you. I want a city bike, that doesn’t necessarily have speed, but that’ll allow me to ride upright, and take in my surroundings.

Oh, and in my dreams, my bike is pretty (and maybe has a basket and some tassels on the handlebars). Here are a couple I’ve got my eye on:

The Public J7 in bright orange

The Holymoly lady’s solo by CreamCycle (love that name!)

Globe’s Daily 3 step thru bike in blue-grey

Linus Bikes’ Dutchie 3 in cream

Abici’s classic Italian Granturismo city bike – in special edition Kate Spade green!

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