We added new colors of the Hunker Down With Me banner in the Winter Cabin shop today. We will be shipping orders today (12-15-12) and Monday (12-17-12) and will get there before Christmas.
Anonymous asked: Hi mary kate, big fan of your work, your typography always looks amazing! i was curious as to how you come up with your letter forms, do you draw from reference or do you just pluck them out of your head? cheers!
Thank you very much! I draw a lot of inspiration from vintage type that I come across in old type specimen books, antique tins and other vintage ephemera. But when I approach a new project I’m not always looking up new letter forms to reference, I research the project and let the content decide how the lettering will look. I do a bunch of sketches and experiment with different forms till I find the style that is unique to the idea. So it’s a combination of reference, research and plucking ideas out of my head.
We had a great opening this past Friday, thank you so much to everyone who came out and everyone in PDX visiting Wanderlust and checking out the display!
I’m happy to announce that Winter Cabin isn’t just for Portlanders anymore, we have an online shop! Winter Cabin goods make excellent gifts for people who live in cabins or live like they live in a cabin and everyone else. Everything is in limited supply, so act fast!
itsnot1889 asked: Hi, Mary Kate! I want to start doing some screen printing. What paper do you recommend? Thanks!
Hello! I would definitely recommend Rives BFK. It is a bit pricey at about $4 for a 22” x 30” sheet and maybe better for a limited edition print but I’m always thrilled with the result over printing on something like French Paper. Happy Printing!