Thursday, July 12, 2012
Fonts, toys and the day job
Remember this post, about toys for your desktop?
I featured Dean Beedell's amazing designs for steampunky icons
and desktop widgets to make your boring computer
into a difference engine of steamy goodness.
Since then Dean has added a new series of designs
for icons using an Eric Gill font.
Aren't they smart?
These designs are stylish and elegant
The full bundle of icons is available here.
To browse through Dean's collection,
see his Deviant Art gallery
If you like the font,
it's an Eric Gill
and it's beautiful, but not free.
I asked Dean if there was anything similar
and he very kindly directed me to this,
which is free.
I used it to print on fabric and
it gives beautifully crisp, clear text.
So, thank you, Dean.
You're an artist
and a gentleman.
Other wonderful news.
Just before Valentine's Day I wrote about
Kimberly of Monster Kookies,
a polymer clay artist who makes
mechanically inclined creatures
and exotic industrial hearts.
Monster Kookies was interviewed
in the regular Etsy feature,
It's an inspiring article which shows that it really is possible
to make a living making the things you love.
Everyone who has ever considered leaving the daily grind
to work from home and pay the bills
while creating and crafting
should read it
Thank you, Kimberley,
for showing us it can be done.
I'm off to make more dolls.