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Graphic Artists Guild, Michael Doret, and Letterpress

What do all of these three subjects have in common? The answer is this past Saturday, October 23rd. As a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild, I helped to plan the Guild-sponsored “Evening with Michael Doret,” a splendid presentation by the accomplished graphic/type designer and letterer. It was a fascinating […]

Sneak Preview: LA Printers Fair

Been spending quite a few Saturdays, including today, over at the International Printing Museum in Carson, the incredible local resource that will play home next week to the 2nd Annual LA Printers Fair. Alyssa has been creating block prints on her own for some time, so we brought her linoleum blocks (as well as a […]

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LA Graphic Artists Guild Meet & Greet

  Click to download a print-friendly PDF of this flyer! On Friday, January 8, 2010, at 7:00PM, the Graphic Artists Guild is holding a Los Angeles Area Graphic Artists Meet & Greet at Dinah’s Family Restaurant1 near LAX. Guild membership is not required; in fact we’d love to have graphic artists of all kinds attend. […]

My visit to House Industries

Last week, I was lucky enough to pay a visit to House Industries in Yorklyn, Delaware, my favoritest type design studio ever. On Friday, they held the first day of their “tag sale,” but I first stopped by a day early to scope everything out and meet the team. It was an absolute pleasure to […]

Wordles Rule!

Looks like someone finally figured out how to make tag clouds attractive! The end result, although automatic, looks as though someone spent hours typesetting. This one took me five minutes, and is based on the most popular words on this blog as of today. Word up to Wordles.

Happy New Year 2009 from three steps ahead

Another January First has come and gone, and in the spirit of commemorating round trips through the Gregorian calendar, we at three steps ahead would like to wish all of you out there a happy, peaceful, and design-filled year. Why the Swiss-Army-style pocketknife, you ask? Well, over the year I’ve realized that one of the […]

Austin Sans

For over two years now, I’ve been working on a new typeface that I’ve named Austin Sans. Based roughly on the geometry of my previous release, Bauer House, Austin Sans feels quite a bit more contemporary, without losing its Art Deco residue. I finally have enough ready to at least show a preview here, but […]