Graphic designer + mom. Doing this: Tiny PMS Match @tinypmsmatch | tinypmsmatch.tumblr.com, and this @139Made.
I was cleaning my old work drawers yesterday and found these old @houseindustries catalogs from back in late 1990's. It was when printing and mailing specimens was a key part of foundry promotion. This one was done as joint promo for House and and Riegel Paper Company. Allen Mercer was a part of the House Industries team back then. These pieces still look amazing and relevant even today. I always admired not just their fonts and creativity, but also their innovative and gutsy experimental printing techniques. These catalogs showed that, especially the parts where they use metallic spot varnish as one of the layers. I miss those days. .
I saw two of these guys in one of my senior classes when I was at Tyler School of Art (around 1994). If remember it correctly, it was Jeremy Dean and Allen Mercer. Even back then they already started their business as a team, creating custom type and stuff. They were there to get feedback and crit from my design professor.
A new toy! 😁 It's a customized heavy-duty desktop embosser. Going to use it for product packaging for @139Made.
I'm happy with the way it came out. Check out Stories to see the embossed seal.
Dad hat. 😙. .
Reference: “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”
Isaiah 40:31 NLT
Pantone 676 color match.
Red Dragon Fruit.
My first time tasting this weird looking fruit. It's mildly sweet and has a very "earthy" aftertaste. This match was a quite challenging one to do!
Check out @tinypmsmatch for some "behind the scenes" in Stories!
Wild sunflowers that grew on the construction rubble pile at my kids' school ground. Tough beauties 🌻🌻🌻
Bonus, flying 🐝 #photobombed
Pantone Warm Gray 11 color match. Chia seeds!
If you search under #chiaseeds, you're bound to see mouth-watering, colorful, healthy foods. Instagram health-foodies everywhere sprinkle this thing on everything. These seeds do pack a very nutritious punch, based on what I've read. I never realized tho, that they're actually gray and have snake-like patterns on them.