Weekend typographic treasures

Vintage Speedball lettering booklets, circa 1940 and 1922 (respectively)

Oh SK, how I love thee

Inspiration for a new painting, via Google Earth

Poetry Friday

In the Beginning was the End.

And God saw the Beginning and the End and was pleased.
And He asked the Beginning and the End to separate.

And they said No.

Then God was not pleased and threw a tantrum,
And said Why Not?

And the Beginning and the End said We Cannot.

And God said What Will You Do Then?

And the Beginning and the End said Just Watch Us.

-Gwendolyn MacEwen
"Genesis 2" (from Afterworlds)

Everything falls into place.

Window Triptych, Avery Coonley Playhouse, Riverside IL, 1912
By Frank Lloyd Wright
The Art Institute of Chicago

TO tourist fun!

Goodtimes at the CN Tower

Drink of the gods.

"Dark Side of the Mug" drinking chocolate shot
55 Mill St., Toronto (The Distillery District)

Memory lane

Visual treats at the St. Lawrence Antique Market

Life in little squares.

One of my favourite pieces of art. Ever.

How familiar...

"Even as a recalcitrant teenager I sensed graphic design's emotive potency. I didn't even know there was such a thing as graphic design, but I lovingly copied lettering from album covers, magazines, cereal boxes and comic books. I didn't copy other elements; only the lettering. I liked the way the particular letterforms gave words added meaning. I noticed the same words in a different typeface were not necessarily as beguiling."

-Adrian Shaughnessy

Small world.

If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:
57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
8 Africans
52 would be female
48 would be male
30 would be caucasian
70 would be non-caucasian
30 would be Christian
70 would be non-Christian
89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual
6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth and all 6 would be from the United States
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
1 would be near death - 1 would be near birth
1 would have a college education
1 would own a computer

F*ing good

641 Queen St. E, Toronto

Learning my ABC's

The first article I ever read about typography in Time Magazine, July 2000.
Who knew they'd become one of my favourites...?

Let that dark horse brew...

682 Queen St. E., Toronto

Tornados around the GTA???

Epic storm rolls into Southern Ontario last night, with tornado sightings in Durham, Newmarket and Vaughan

R.I.P. (sort of)

Today, we sold our TV and DVD player, which have been sitting unplugged and unused in our living room for months.
Hooray for making life simpler.

I love food.

Beautiful produce from the St. Lawrence Market
(All of this for about $20!)

Budding artist?

A painting of the Toronto skyline I did when my Mom bought me my first set of watercolours in Grade 6. Who could have guessed that 15 years later, I would be living here...?


Krazy for Kit Cat!

Classic Kit Cat clock, circa mid-1930's
(Thanks Mom!)

The Barista of DeVille

deVille Coffee
214 - 100 7th Ave. SW, Calgary