Oh hi, Tumblr. We made a very cute new pocket-sized DIY Calendar! It’s now for sale in our Bookstore:
DIY Calendar 3-Pack
DIY Calendar Box Set
Use it as a logbook or a day planner or a food journal! Page one shows a month view, and pages 2–32 have a subtle design for daily notes. All content is left blank for you to fill as you please.
Last week was Design Week Portland….and I missed all of it! Which is seriously laughable, because there was so much stuff to go to. Unfortunately I got super sick and had picture book deadlines, so I spent a lot of time under covers drawing in bed watching silly television. Next year, Portland! Next year.
I was there in spirit though; I designed a two color poster for WeMake’s special screenprinted poster series. Look how cool they are! Technically we could’ve done three, but I wanted to see what I could get done with just two. Fun playing around with markmaking (brush, scratchboard) and some collage in the form of washi tape.
I need more excuses for limited color in my life!
This artwork would look supremely awesome on a Scout Book. Just sayin’.
There are now more than 100 places in the USA where you can buy Scout Books in a real brick & mortar shop. WHOA!
We just put them all into a handy zoom-able, click-able Google Map.
Check it out here.
The Scout Books release party at Trohv in Baltimore last night was a good time and a great success! I had a blast!
Yahoo! Thanks to everyone who stopped by. We were there in spirit!
This handsome gentleman is Randy J. Hunt.
Randy is Creative Director at Etsy, and we’re inviting him to lecture about Design and Entrepreneurship during Design Week Portland! Yesss. These topics are near and dear to us, and we expect this to be an inspiring and empowering event.
Please join us for Make It Happen: Randy Hunt on Design, Entrepreneurship, and Etsy on Tuesday, October 8th from 7:30–9:30 PM at the Bison Building, 421 NE 10th Avenue.
Tickets are $10 and are available here.
Check out all the other SUPER Design Week Events and Open Houses at www.designweekportland.com.
I had the pleasure of working with Francois Vigneault at Scout Books again, on an illustrated set of their blank mini notebooks. My theme was, fantastically, the cosmos, so I went completely indulgent with this and decked out the constellations Virgo, Capricorn, and Perseus in gleaming gold armor. My kind of project! This was a lot of fun and I’m psyched to have been paired with the talented Lisa Perrin whose beautifully illustrated set will be released in conjunction.
If you’re in Baltimore a week from today, we will both be at Trohv in Hampden for a little release party for the notebooks from 6 - 8pm. Stop by, pick up a set and say hello! Event page here. Hope to see you there!
Unbelievably beautiful COSMOS Notebooks by Andrea Kalfas!
Pick up this set in our Bookstore (just $10!):
REVIEW: “AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE”
Check out the February 2013 issue of The Believer for my review of “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce, as illustrated by François Vigneault of Portland-based Scout Books.
[Click here to read it at The Believer’s website]
Here are some photos of the mini notebooks I designed for Scout Books. The theme is FLORA & FAUNA and all 3 designs come in each notebook pack. They will be available for sale on the website soon. I had a wonderful time designing them! All of the illustrations are digital © Perrin 2013
We just released a BEAUTIFUL set of notebooks illustrated by Perrin.
Flora & Fauna is the title, and they’re covered in potted plants, beetles, snails, vines, snakes, and flowers. A truly delightful vehicle for your thoughts and doodles.
Pick ‘em up in our Bookstore here!
These two things I made are for sale.
Lovely original works from our line of illustrated short stories are now for sale from BuyOlympia.
Thanks Taryn and @scoutbooks for the samples! Awesome swag! #madeinUSA
Our sample kits are pretty dope. Get in touch if you’d like one: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TypeCon is an annual conference presented by the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), an international organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts.
This year, SOTA is bringing this incredible celebration to our very own Portland, Oregon. TypeCon2013: Portl& is happening August 21st–25th, and we have one free conference admission up for grabs!
To throw your name into the hat, please sign up here: www.scoutbooks.com/typecon
We’ll select a random winner from all eligible participants on Monday, August 5th at 9 A.M. PST. Yay!