Posts Tagged ‘typography’

TFS will make you JUMP, JUMP!

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

TFS will make you JUMP, JUMP!

Yesterday, Kevin asked our Facebook followers a thought provoking question: “The Flores Shop is here to make you __________.” One friendly follower trepidatiously answered “Jump, jump,” to which I say – RIGHT ON! Kriss Kross’ Top 100 hit came out in ‘92 when I was a tender lass of eight and it was probably the last rap song I played on repeat (although tape players don’t really have repeat buttons…). However, I’ve decided rejoin the world of hip-hop rappers after discovering this gem of a poster by Pop Chart Lab. I have serious penchant for bright colors and fancy infographics that provide no real valuable information, only hours of time-wasting opportunities. The Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names provided so much joy, entertainment and eye candy, especially on a subject I had dismissed to the lower recesses of my memory, I decided to make the ultimate commitment to the rappers lifestyle. I generated a rap name. So please, you can now refer to me as Rich Ice W. You’ll find me somewhere between Physical or Metaphysical Attributes and Alphanumeric.

Design in the Details

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Design in the DetailsWe came across these amazingly miniscule sculptures on the KRonikle site recently and just had to share! Visit the original post to see more examples of Dalton Ghetti’s work. Here’s what the site had to say about this unique artist…

Brazilian born, Connecticut based, Dalton Ghetti carefully crafts the tips of pencils into amazing micro sculptures. These miniature masterpieces are a side project for the professional carpenter, who has been perfecting this art for the last 25 years. Dalton uses a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife, a steady hand and lots of patience to meticulously carve the graphite which can take anywhere between a few months to a few years. Over time he has broken many works in progress and keeps them in what he calls the cemetery collection. One of the most fascinating things about these tiny works of art is that he has never sold them, only given away to friends as gifts.


Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Acne. A four-letter word that causes physical, emotional and social discomfort for millions. Whether it tormented throughout adolescence or popped up unmercifully later in life, many have struggled through treatments that are just as uncomfortable as the ailment itself. Often, the treatments don’t even work.

This is where the forward-thinkers at Renew Dermatology come in. They have exclusively brought the revolutionary new treatment Isolaz™ to Central Virginia. Rated as one of the 3 hottest products by the American Academy of Dermatology, Isolaz™ is powered by a breakthrough technology called Photopneumatics™ which is the only therapy in the world that combines a vacuum and broadband light  to deep cleanse and purify your pores from the inside out. And here’s the kicker, it’s a painless treatment with no downtime and is actually as good as it sounds.

Any good acne war-stories out there? The Flores Shop sure swapped a bunch as we concepted this ad campaign. Our approach was to take special care to communicate how effective this treatment is and the relief felt by the millions who have tried it. With that relief comes all kinds of confidence—like the confidence to blow up your squeaky clean pores onto a giant, full page ad for the world to see.


The Nobelest of Elements

Friday, March 26th, 2010

The Nobelest of Elements

The chasm between the worlds of design and science, at times, feels vast. I mean, do you even remember how to calculate the atomic mass of a given element? Don’t worry, I had to Google “chemistry” to even come up with that question. So, at least for me, the answer is a resounding no. Dr. Horrible or not, I just can’t resist the geeky-sexiness of lab equipment, the yellowing safety goggles, rows of test tubes + beakers, even those lab desks (but perhaps Bella + Edward have eleveted their sexy status). Now I can amalgamate my passion for exquisite design + snappily-smart-sciencey-stuff every day since turning the Periodic Table of Typefaces into my desktop wallpaper. Need help picking a font? Done. Need a quick rant? Just check out element 45…. my nemisis, Chicago. Why were you ever created!? So, in the name of unity, I’d like to tip my hat, ur, Bunson burner, to the fine folks at for their tireless quest to fuse all that is noble, or perhaps sometimes gaseous, in the scientific + design worlds.

Deep, Dark, Forgotten Secrets.

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

I’ve got a soft spot for old crisp design and Color Secrets is no exception. Things Magazine posted this little book about the importance of color in design. It certainly does effect the resonance of advertising (and art in general) and all to often is overlooked. Anywho, take a peep, at the very least it’s a handsome little book.

Deep, Dark, Forgotten Secrets.

Clean lines. Check. Warm and chewy? You know it.

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Clean lines. Check. Warm and chewy? You know it.

It doesn’t take much to get me excited about a fresh batch of cookies, but when you add a geeky-fontophiliac twist to it, I might just hyperventilate. Designer Beverly Hsu may just be my new bff thanks to these delightful Helvetica Cookie Cutters. Is it too early to put in a request for MrsEaves? Anyone?