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04.18.14

ASHKAHN’S COOL CARDS

you don’t often think of a dude as a greeting card designer and that’s exactly why we think ashkahn is so cool. he designs all of his own cards and each one is letter pressed with ink and foils on french cotton paper by a master printer in LA. he works downstairs in our studio building and we’ve loved getting to know him!

his goal is to make sure none of his cards ever see a trash can. (a very possible goal, i think) his graphics are clever, witty and make you smile. i know i would DEFINITELY smile if i received one of these on my doorstep, wouldn’t you?

a little Q&A with ashkahn:

what’s your favorite card you’ve ever made?
“my favorite card i ever made is TO ME YOU ARE A WORK OF ART” (below)

what’s your process for coming up with your phrases?
“i sit down and stare at a fluorescent colored wall for 6 hours before picking up a pencil and notepad.”

if you weren’t making greeting cards what would you be doing?
“i’d be a bum drinking at a tiki bar on a far away beach where names don’t exist.”

shop ALL of ashkahn’s cards here!

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photos by: sheila gim for designlovefest

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04.17.14

DRESS YOUR TECH / 45

we’re so excited to share these fun desktops by karen kimmel today! she is a los angeles-based designer, creative director and artist whose work features organic shapes inspired by nature and swathes of layered color. her collection of vibrant accessories and home decor is available at her shop, here.

if you gotta be inside working at your computer during these sunshine filled spring days at least treat yourself to a vibrant desktop…

and you can download all of the desktops from the past here!

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04.11.14

DRESS YOUR TECH / 44

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molly jacques is a typographical artist and has made some designs for you to download today! the “happy” one reminds me of the pharrell song, so that’s cool. take your pick below…

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04.03.14

SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED

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hey everyone! we held two social media workshops in our studio last weekend, and i was really happy with how they turned out. everyone had awesome questions and it really felt like we were all involved in a big conversation to help each other’s businesses. in this two hour workshop you will learn how to use pinterest, instagram, twitter and facebook for your blog or brand. i put together a ton of visual examples, stats and did a presentation on how i shoot and edit for instagram.

the next round of classes was announced yesterday to the mailing list and the new dates are half filled. go grab your spot right here. (there’s still a couple spots in the mixology workshops too!)

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the perfect combination: delicious treats from donut snob (you have to try them, seriously) and a caffeine fix from handsome coffee roasters while everyone chatted before and after the workshop. hope to see you at the next session! -bri

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(photos by designlovefest & bottom photo by justine dorsey)

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04.03.14

DRESS YOUR TECH / 43

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beci orpin is a designer-illustrator based in melbourne, australia. she has been working freelance for over 10 years. beci regularly exhibits her artwork and is also about to open up a housewares shop in may. today she’s sharing a few of her pattern designs for your desktop… 

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take your pick from 5 designs!

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