There is nothing more exciting for us than to see something we developed being utilized in such incredibly creative ways by our clients. Thus is the case with the launch of Wee Bee Box-Curated Charm for Children by the very talented Maria Baer and Kelly Seizert formerly of Ritzy Bee Events (they were a Martha Stewart weddings fave). Their goal is to curate and carry unique gifts, play sets and products that both embrace childhood and are held onto for safekeeping, to evoke sweet memories and magical moments of childhood years later.
Wee Bee Box incorporates our Rare Bird Font Foundry Specimen IV lettered by Lisa Mavian throughout their branding and they have done such an outstanding job of utilizing the font to the fullest of its charm. We are over the moon thrilled with the results! We urge you to visit Wee Bee Box to find the sweetest treasures for the ‘wee bees’ in your life.
Wee Bee Box
Wee Bee Box Instagram
Rare Bird Font Foundry
Specimen IV font
Lisa Mavian | Post Calligraphy
Michelle and I are always busy cooking up something at our Creative Studio, yesterday we launched new B + W film inspired presets with Foto Rx Co., which we are quite thrilled about, yesterday was also a milestone, we celebrated our 1st birthday with our pet project ‘Rare Bird Font Foundry’, oh, my has that little bird flown! Today we are ecstatic to announce the release of a long awaited new font–Specimen V, a quirky hand drawn serif in collaboration with the talented Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls. The font family comes with 3 variations of the hand-Standard, Perfectly Imperfect, and Smooth. This family also comes with botanical illustrations (in both vector and hi-res pngs.), the illustrations are a first for us and we are really excited to see how they are incorporated in your design work. The font is extremely legible making it work for so many different applications. We think this font would work well on a wedding invite for your favorite eccentric uncle, in your holiday card send out, DIY’s for your blog, etc. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Rare Bird Font Foundry
Test Specimen V here
Documentary Style presets
photo by michelle p.
As most of you may know we have a lovely little tool for cleaning + digitizing your lettering (and illustrations) called Lettering Rx. It has been a game changer for many of us, allowing us to letter or draw and share our work in a quick, efficient manner. The response to this product has been amazing (downright evangelical!) and we thank our lucky stars for such a vibrant community of enthusiasts. To celebrate we are giving Lettering Rx its own platform and mailing list so we can share the work created with this magical product from our incredibly talented users. AND the ever wonderful Fozzybook is hosting a giveaway on her Instagram feed so both you and a friend could win a set!
We have some pretty special add-ons to the Lettering Rx set coming soon including a limited time freebie only available to individuals on the mailing list, so don’t miss out!
Win a set for you and a friend!
Mailing list (for freebies, updates, announcements and more!)
Have your work featured!
Purchase Lettering Rx
Another incredibly fast week and we are in March?! What the what? I could use a little slowing down of time, you? No worries, we are feeling extraordinary productive and on a creative upswing. I wonder if it has anything to do with our #fotorx52 photo project? Having a photo prompt and weekly deadline is working since we spend the week thinking about what we are going to shoot and how and of course prepping our prompt ideas for the following week.
I. Have you heard about this company that is basically a Wholefoods without the branding? Everything in the on line shop is $3, their brandless branding is A-OK with me, most items are organic and GMP free, worth a peek!
II. Michelle just finished reading this fictional book based on the correspondence between Georgia O’Keefe and Alfred Steigliz, it’s on my list to read next.
III. Fuji Film just released their newest camera model and the word on the street is the video capabilities is aces. The better news is their pro camera X-T1 is a steal now, and I am trying to figure out any good excuse why I shouldn’t have it (I really, really want it).
IV. I have been on the hunt for a good dry shampoo spray, I recently picked this one up made with clay. So far it’s not leaving my hair white or gray, which seems to be the norm with dry shampoos. The scent is strong, but not unpleasant and dissipates fast, under $10 to boot!
V. If you missed it we did a mega round-up of our favorite Skillshare art classes– drawing, lettering, watercolor! Not to be missed! I mentioned in that post that these classes have helped me immensely with my once sub-par drawing skills.