paper cut panic

Daily Drop Cap
December 27, 2009, 3:44 pm
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My new favourite blog is Jessica Hische’s Daily Drop Cap. Each day she shares a unique, hand crafted, initial cap for other bloggers to beautify their blogs with. Check out her website for more typographic treasures, including commissions for Tiffany & Co and Uppercase magazine.


Shoestring Xmas
December 8, 2009, 1:00 pm
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Digital agency Civic are saving this Christmas by reusing and customising old cards and want you to join in by sharing your tips on how to have a Merry Christmas on a modest budget.

Here’s a few of my own thoughts…

1. Lacking Christmas tree decorations? Adorn your tree with origami birds instead, like this pretty dove made from a paper doily.

2. Forget crap Secret Santa gifts this year, send a secret compliment instead. Better yet, say it with calligraphy like Love Jenna

3. Buy a decorative stamp and transform cheap card into unique handmade christmas cards. I’ve gone for a handmade folk heart stamp by Noolibird.

4. Invest in clear baubles that you can fill yourself. That way your decorations can change with your decor. Check out Land-rich’s nature ornaments for inspiration.

5. Knit your own Christmas stocking. Those with needle phobias may have to make do with a red pillow case instead.

Have a credit-less Christmas and a thrifty New Year everyone!

Today I learnt…
September 6, 2009, 11:58 am
Filed under: Illustration, Projects


Learn something everyday courtesy of the magnificent design agency Young.

Rough Cut Nation
August 28, 2009, 10:52 am
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This week I visited the Scottish National Portrait Gallery to check out the Rough Cut Nation exhibition. The project gave Scottish artists the rare opportunity to paint, cut, paste, and project their work directly onto the walls of the grand neo-gothic gallery building. Inspired by street art and graffiti culture, the outcome is a modern day interpretation of the Gallery’s original mural painted in 1889-1898 by William Hole.

Could be me…
August 3, 2009, 6:20 pm
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One sentence. Many artists. It’s the Could be me project.

Wish you were here
July 5, 2009, 12:14 pm
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From stuffed gophers in Alberta to a horse riding dog in Idaho, there’s nothing quite like receiving a postcard in the mail. And for the week or so that it sits gloating on your mantelpiece, you feel special knowing someone wishes you were there. When I discovered the new Wish You Were Here blog, I couldn’t resist adding a few of my favourite postcards to this online collection of bizarre and kitsch greetings.


Off the beaten track
May 5, 2009, 10:53 am
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Off the Beaten Tracks is a collaborative music project by Nonimage and Showburner that takes bands off the stage and onto the streets, park benches, roof tops, and narrow closes of Edinburgh to record truly unique acoustic sessions. With sessions by Team Turnip, Come on Gang and Scott from Frightened Rabbit already under their belt, Off the Beaten Tracks looks set for big things.