Type Tuesday: Derek Beaulieu

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Chains: Derek Beaulieu

Private reception May from 5-7pm
Open to the Public from 7-9pm
May 1-30, 2008

derek beaulieu is the author of 4 books, the most recent, Chains is a collection of letraset visual poems. Continuously pushing the boundaries and restrictions of the “regular life” of the twenty-six letters of the alphabet, beaulieu'’s work underscores the playfulness of language and challenges the way readers have come to expect letters to behave. Using techniques that combine graphic design, fine art and experimental writing, beaulieu opens up new ways of approaching and interpreting poetry. Author, editor, publisher, translator, illustrator and sessional instructor at the University of Calgary, derek beaulieu has been published and exhibited internationally.

(portrait by Kevin McPherson)

Momentary Glory

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Beards, continued

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Beard alphabet by Tim Yarzhombeck (aka Timbeck). A good follow-up to this post.

Featured on Design*Sponge!

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Simple words

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Type Tuesday: Cut it out

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Cut it out

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Petite Pattern Books

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The wonderfully inspiring Petite Pattern Books are back in stock. 

Eat your Vegitimals

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Here's a new addition to Little Critters. Kim Smith has a full family of veggie critters in one great print. Click here for more. Kim is just about to graduate from ACAD. Please visit her portfolio and her blog.


Noticing: Inflatables

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Stefan Sagmeister: Everybody always thinks they are right:


Joshua Allen Harris' Air Bear, streets of New York:

Inflatable churches



Type Tuesday: Francisca Prieto

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Type Tuesday: Peter Blake

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There's a new book in the shop that all you Type Tuesday fans will enjoy: An Alphabet by Peter Blake. Each letter of the alphabet is thoroughly explored through collected bits of ephemera. Find out more about Peter Blake, founder of the British Pop Art movement, here and here. This artwork was originally part of an exhibition at the Paul Stolper Gallery.


Tate Magazine has a post of Blake's Polaroid alphabet. blake_stuv.jpg

And more collages here.


Type Tuesday: Ray Fenwick

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Freshly printed: Ray Fenwick's Hall of Best Knowledge (available here). Visit Ray's Flickr set to see more pages.


More of Ray's artwork on his website.


I'm thrilled that Ray will be part of our Old School project! 

Stefanie Augustine: gorgeous animation

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ACAD portfolio show

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The annual ACAD portfolio show is this Thursday.

The ACAD 4th Year Portfolio Show offers professionals from the design and communications industries an opportunity to preview the work of ACAD's graduating students. The students will present their portfolios of graphic design, illustration, advertising, character design and photography. The Photography and Visual Communications Design programs at ACAD prepare students for successful careers as professionals in the discipline, practice and culture of photography and design. The 2008 graduating class of 70 students from the Visual Communications and Photography programs will enter the professional job market in May 2008.

Thursday, April 17th, 2008
6-9 pm
Nexen Tower Garden Court
801 7th Ave. SW


Old School update

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Wow! The response to this call for participants has been amazing. Dozens of people have responded and I'm still getting more emails. I will respond to each of you individually, but it may take a few days. The inspiration packs will be sent out for early May.


Old School: call for participants

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Apartment Therapy: new book!

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When I see a great forthcoming book in the publisher catalogues, I usually preorder it, often months in advance. That way, I get copies for my shop often before the big guys! This is hot off the press: Apartment Therapy's new book profiling 50 interiors by real (ie not professional interior designers) people. Lots of inspiration! It's in the shop now and we're selling it the US cover price of $27.50.

One of my favourite bloggers, Victoria of SFgirlbybay, is featured. Check out her pages here

Illustration Event

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Shared Experience
Illustration Roundtable Number 2

Tuesday, April 22

Alberta College of Art & Design
Room 461 from 2-4pm

For details contact Mike Kerr. (mike -at- wronghand.com) 


Type Tuesday: Game

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The graphics and sounds associated with these online games sites are pretty bad (and the ads are hideous), but if you mute your computer and play this game, it is fairly addictive.