I feel that first one is all too relevant.
I feel that first one is all too relevant.
Now, over 40 states in the U.S. do not require public schools to teach cursive reading or writing. We think that’s sad. In response, @Calligritype and @Goodtype are hosting a #KeepCursiveAlive IG contest with some insane prizes.
In 10 words or less and in your best cursive handwriting, tell us why teaching cursive in schools should be mandatory. Or give us a relevant quote.
This is a week long contest. To enter, your submission:
1. Must be handwritten cursive
2. Must be a new submission (no back tags)
3. Must be 10 words or less
4. Must be tagged #KeepCursiveAlive @goodtype @calligritype
One runner-up will receive a “Follow Your Bliss” limited edition and signed print and sticker by Scott Biersack of @YouBringFire.
The first place winner will receive the grand prize of a hand painted saw by @ZacharySmithh of @KnowWhereCo. This saw alone is valued at $349.
Pencil, pen, brushpen, fountain pen, microns, markers etc. are all accepted. You may vectorize your final submission, but it is not required. Video submissions also accepted. Multiple submissions are welcome.
Contest ends Tuesday, April 22nd at 11a.m. CST.
Tag your friends to join in on the fun!
1. All together now - my ten-day countdown to Game of Thrones season 4 premiere. And here is the last but not least: “The North remembers.” If you’ve caught up with S3E9’s “Red Wedding” you know what that means. T__T
Starts tomorrow, April 1
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NOTE: Turnaround time on custom orders is 1-2 weeks.
I don’t do religious quotes. Sorry.
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Some Instagram posts from earlier this year.
Top: “Wish you were here” card prototypes. I’m trying to decide if I should add them to my Etsy shop as is (inkjet prints on cardstock), or wait until I can afford to have them professionally printed.
Bottom: Custom piece of a Nelson Mandela quote for a repeat customer in England. 99 words. Zero mistakes. (Though I didn’t really like how the first one turned out—due to being so out of practice—and I redid it.) I did another piece the same day that was NINE WORDS and I had to redo it NINE TIMES due to mistakes. Ridiculous.
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Talented and elegant mural by @pezandpencil
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Did this piece in a jiffy for Good Type Tuesday. Veruca Salt was my favorite favorite favorite band in my early 20s. I saw them play at least three times—at the KROQ Acoustic Xmas in 1994, during the Live/PJ Harvey tour (‘95?), and when they opened for Bush at the Forum in L.A. (We didn’t stick around to see Bush’s set. Sorry, Gavin. We were only there for Nina and Louise.)
If I remember correctly, the Bush tickets went on sale after I had been up all night puking from food poisoning. I was in line outside of Blockbuster Music, with a bucket, I think, and slept on the cold concrete sidewalk until the tickets went on sale. We did manage to get floor seats, which we were VERY EXCITED about, until we realized (the day of the show) that floor seats suck when you’re more than 10 rows back on a flat surface. How do you see over all of those people? We managed to sneak up to the front section, which lasted for a few songs before we were kicked out by security. (Kicked out of the section, not the show. So it was definitely worth it.) Nina and Louise dedicated “Shimmer Like a Girl” to us because we brought them gifts that we had convinced a security guide to take to them backstage.
Acclaimed Nineties alt-rockers Veruca Salt have reunited their original lineup for two new studio tracks, available on April 19th for this year’s Record Store Day event. The exclusive new 10-inch – released on the band’s first label, Minty Fresh Records – features their defining anthem, “Seether,” backed by two brand new songs, “The Museum of Broken Relationships” and “It’s Holy.”
I’M SO EXCITED.
Drawer labels - request from a previous customer. 1x2” in teal India ink.