Happy holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Year to you.
Wishing you the Best & Brightest to you & yours this holiday season.
Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!
We’re super excited to release our 2012 Wall Calendar, Three Owls. All set for the leap year of 2012!
Whooooo’s ready to keep you company all year long? Our 3 little owls! On the lookout & got your back, 366 days of the year. That’s right! 2012 is a Leap Year.
All hand illustrated by us and wonderfully printed on an Indigo press here in Pittsburgh. Bright, smart, & ready to hang on any wall.
Limited edition of just 100. Size: 11 x1 7 inches (27.9 cm x 43.2 cm.) Paper: no acid, archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight. $14
Best & Brightest Holidays to you & yours!
The Holidays should be fun, easy, bright, and definitely not stressful. OK, we know that they often do end up being a bit stressy. To that end, we hope to help.
We’ll be shipping just about every single day in December to wherever you are, or to whomever you wish. We’re happy to ship directly to your gift recipients. And you know what? We even include customize gift notes for you.
Need expedited shipping? No problem! We’re experts at that too. We can ship via USPS, FedEx and Overnight Express. You name it, we can do it most any time. Feel free to inquire about expedited shipping costs!
HOHOHOLIDAYS Now through December 31st.
Happy & brightest Holidays to you!
When you are interested in design, technology, perception AND history? (As I am.) Sometimes a story comes along that feeds all 4 things.
This post, borrowed from Twisted Sifter does just this. And rather than blab on about why this is so damn cool, I’ll just let you check out an abridged version here and hopefully, marvel like we have at this ingeniuous and extremely cool graphic solve to a fatal problem of war.
For the full blog post with many more photographic examples, please visit Twisted Sifter or click on any image.
You are the Fleet Admiral of the Navy in WWI what do you do?
You’re the Fleet Admiral of the Navy in World War I. Your ships are being sunk at an alarming rate by the devastatingly effective German U-Boat. The traditional camouflage isn’t working because your environment (sea and sky) changes with the weather. What do you do?
World War I occurred from 1914–1918; back then sinking an enemy battleship was a three-step process:
Step 1: Locate your target’s position and plot its course.
Step 2: Determine the ship’s speed and confirm the direction it is heading
Step 3: Launch torpedo not directly at the ship, but where you think it’s going to be by the time the torpedo reaches the ship.
*Remember this is early 20th century warfare, weapons don’t travel at the speed they do today
So what’s your solution Fleet Admiral?
HIT THEM WITH THE RAZZLE DAZZLE
Forget about not being seen, that only solves their first problem. Focus on confusing them so they don’t know where you’re going. Then their torpedoes will be shot in vain because they thought you zigged when you really zagged.
British Artist and naval officer Norman Wilkinson had this very insight and pioneered the Dazzle Camouflage movement (known as Razzle Dazzle in the United States). Norman used bright, loud colours and contrasting diagonal stripes to make it incredibly difficult to gauge a ship’s size and direction.
It was cheap, effective, and widely-adopted during the War. Check out the incredible photographs below.
*NOTE: Unfortunately the images are in black and white, being from the early 1900s and all, so the loud, bold colours will require a little imagination. Can you picture a fleet of electric yellow, orange and purple ships coming to get ya!
Just in time for everything: A brand new Belle & Sebastian 2012 Wall Calendar Poster to keep you company all year long.
The Calendar is a limited edition, A2 poster-style format. (That’s just about 18×24 for us Yanks.) Easy to frame with Belle & Sebastian keeping you company for 366 days in a row. That’s right, 2012 is a leap year. Doink!
Belle & Sebastian 2012 Wall Calendar – Designed by us, strawberryluna, and beautifully litho printed in good ol’ Glasgow, UK and shipping internationally in time for the holidays.
Just a zippy reminder about the I Made It! For The Holidays show this weekend at Bakery Square in Shadyside.
It’s our last show of 2011 and we’re looking forward to going out with a bang. We’ll be vending with over 80 other artisans and crafty makers of awesome all offering our handmade works for sale for the holidays Handmade makes for special and fun holiday gifting!
The shopping & holiday festivities will include over 80 artisans, demonstrations, music and merriment as shoppers warm up from the cold, see friends and make new ones, and best of all, cross all of the names off of their holiday shopping lists.
FREE to attend & FREE Garage & Lot Parking too!
What: I Made It! For The Holidays, arts & crafts show featuring handmade works of awesome.
Why: Because Handmade Is Best.
ABOUT I Made It! Market :
I Made It! Market is a nomadic indie crafts marketplace. We provide opportunities for local artisans to bring their wares to market and we partner with non-profit, arts and community groups to raise awareness and funds for their causes.