Hop & Jaunt is a couple of designers who started their creative agency while traveling and is now based out of New Orleans. John of Hop & Jaunt started an illustrated guide to New Orleans that I can’t get enough of! His illustration style is amazing and he captures the feeling of the city perfectly. Here are a few of my favorites and you can check out more on Hop & Jaunt’s Facebook page!
I am officially a New Orleans resident again! Our trip home was pretty insane since we were scheduled to arrive home right after hurricane Isaac passed. We ended up driving through some bad weather in Mississippi and when we got to New Orleans most of the city was covered in downed trees and had no power. We stopped in Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia on the way and took some videos and photos that I’ll be sharing soon! I’m back to blogging and taking on Freelance work since I’m one of the lucky ones with power restored! Zander and I have a September desktop wallpaper for y’all, hope you enjoy!
Happy Friday, I have a special font to share with y’all today! I just adore fonts that have layering options! Frontage is a charming layered type system by Juri Zaechwith with endless design possibilities using different combinations of fonts and colors. Achieve a realistic 3D effect by adding the shadow font or just use the capital letters of the regular and bold cut for stark artwork.
The typeface’s design is based on a simple grid which creates the friendly, handcrafted look of facade signs. It is generously spaced for maximum impact of your message. As a display typeface, Frontage loves color and is suitable for headlines and logotypes. Details include 224 characters in six styles and manually edited kerning.
You can download Frontage Outline for free by just paying with a tweet or Facebook post by clicking the image above!
Since we moved up North, Zander and I have been doing quite a bit of weekend traveling. I really wanted a special way to keep track of the places we have been together (and our bedroom walls were bare) so I decided to make this travel map cork board! It was pretty easy once I figured out the logistics… so now I’m going to share the how-to with you!
1. Decide what size your map needs to be to fit in the center of your chosen frame. Print out and tile together a map of the US. My map is about 20″ wide for a 18″ x 24″ frame. The map I used can be downloaded here: US Map
2. Once your map is tiled together, tape it to a piece of cork just big enough to fit the map. Work on a cutting mat and trim around the outer border with an exacto knife (making sure to trim all the way through the cork). You will not be able to get very detailed here, and that’s okay (as you can see I chopped the little hook off of Massachusetts all together)!
3. Once you have cut around the entire map you can go back in and cut out any additional details. Remember, it is easy to cut more away but not to add back on!
4. Trim your next piece of cork into a rectangle that fits snugly into your frame. I used the cardboard backing that came in the frame as a size guideline. 5. Bring the trimmed rectangle outside and paint one side white. 6. Once the paint dries, use spray glue to attach the cork map to the center of your (now white) cork backing. Remember, spray the backside of your cork map only!
7. Place your map board into the frame (using the cardboard the frame came with as a backing). You can glue to the cardboard to the cork back if you prefer.
8. Print out and trim your title and location flags. 9. Fill in your flags with places you have been and places you want to go! 10. Add your title and destination flags to the cork map with pins and your done! You can download my template here: Map Flags
The measurements above are what I used for my frame, but make sure to measure yourself, as frames will differ. You know the saying, measure twice, cut once! And please be VERY careful with the exacto knife, I actually cut myself while working on this project!
I’m starting a new series called juxtaposed where I create mini mood boards with images that complement one another. They will mainly be visual posts as the collections will speak for themselves. Hope you enjoy!
A new favorite font for you guys today! Julieta is a condensed, unicase typeface full of swashy love!
Inspired by romanticism, Julieta is a charming and versatile typeface. By alternating uppercase and lowercase, and mixing them with alternate characters, ligatures, swashes and endings, you obtain endless possibilities of composition, with 810 glyphs available in the Pro font.
In case you don’t need all these alternatives, there is also an Essential version consisting of 247 characters.
In addition, Julieta has an affordable set of ornaments, connectors and catchwords to complete this attractive display system.
Hello July! Hello days at the beach, sparklers and extra daylight! Hello lazy summer days, mojitos on the back deck and marshmallows by the fire! I was inspired by this skiff photograph to design a desktop wallpaper for y’all this month! It captures my summer dream perfectly!
Enjoy and I hope to have some more desktop wallpaper collaborations between Zander and I in the future!
Thanks to everyone who entered the Summer Sponsor giveaway! AND THE WINNERS ARE: Erin and Hailey! I’ll be emailing you shortly! Don’t forget: if you didn’t win you can still get 20% off any sponsor space when you use promo code “SUMMER2012″ at checkout.Winner picked by Random.org through Rafflecopter.