12 days of Typemas: vintage Nutcracker album

Nutcracker decorative initials

Shake Shack December custard ratings

Shake Shack candy cane custard rating = double scoop

SPLAT = worth skipping SINGLE = worth trying DOUBLE = worth a repeat TRIPLE = worth a special trip! “You’d have to be a masochist to eat frozen custard in December,” I told P. He wasn’t impressed that I only reviewed one Shake Shack flavor last month, cranberry-cashew (a splat under my new Scoopmeter rating … Continue reading

Christmas craziness in NYC

Bike with pink Santas and cranberries

Venture out shopping or otherwise in New York City this time of year and you might encounter ad hoc bicycle art, drunk and disorderlies, crazy marketing ploys and extreme sugar highs. The city that never sleeps ratchets its energy up just a little more than usual. It makes me sorry I’ll be away over Christmas, … Continue reading

Type lovers gift guide

Veer-inspired type gifts on Etsy

If you crave cheeky Veer merch, you’ll love these vintage finds. It seems like the 60s, 70s and 80s were a heyday for typographic product design. Is it stating the obvious (and narrowing the use) to emblazon a tray with the word BREAD, a jar with the word COOKIES, or a bowl with the word … Continue reading

Retro-snark window display

portrait with text bubble

Why not pause during the course of my busy day to take pictures of the display windows at Fishs Eddy, purveyors of plates, glassware and tchotchkes? I can only hope I am less of a neurotic New Yorker than our lovely painted portrait characters, but I did get all the in-jokes (forgive the typos). Actually, … Continue reading

Christmas flourishes: paper, pattern, type

Fielding Schofield calligraphy bird

Collected images with a seasonal feeling, featuring special printing and finishing techniques.

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