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My Favorite 70s Inspired Retro Fonts

Hunting for the perfect font to convey a specific mood, personality, or attitude is one of my favorite things to do as a designer.  The more I dig into the world of fonts and typography, the more fascinated I become.  It’s like its own unique subculture, on the same...

4 Color Palettes Pretty Enough to Drink

To help pass the time in quarantine and to support a favorite local business, we've been taking virtual cocktail classes every Saturday from a brandy distillery in our neighborhood.  We look forward to those classes with the same electric anticipation that some people...

15 Free Fonts with Cool & Unique Ampersands

 Happiest of Fridays, friends!  What a week it’s been. I’m actually starting to have difficulty remembering what normal life is like.  You know, the life where we wear real pants (not ones that start with ‘pajama’, ‘yoga’, or ‘sweat’), actually take the time to put on...

Four Fresh Color Palettes to Usher In Spring

Guys, it reached 60 degrees in Chicago this week.  Sixty!  Throwing up some serious praise hands over here and wistfully eyeing the box of summer clothes in my closet.  Now granted, as I write this, we're back down to 35, but for two days we had the briefest glimpse...