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I've been seeing some pretty impressive typography around town here lately. My favorite is the yard sale sign. No doubt the best one I've ever seen. 

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Johnny Cupcakes Lecture Series coming to NKU

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WOAH. So, I just caught wind of this earlier today, but Johnny Cupcakes is coming to Northern Kentucky University to give a lecture. DROOL. Oh yeah, and it's 100% free. Johnny Earle (the guy behind/owner of JC) will be there to basically speak about how his company came about. His story is a real inspiration, being that he started the company with very little money at the (very) young age of 19 and now Johnny Cupcakes has grown to be a nationally known brand. It's said that, among other things, he'll hit on points such as branding, graphic design, and how to manage a small business.

The lecture is on March 26th, 2013 from 7pm - 11pm. It's at the Eva G. Farris Auditorium (MP 200) on NKU's campus. If you want more info on the event, click here.

So be there or be square...and that's the opposite of a cupcake, so that's not cool. 

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owls don't have noses

Check out this adorable Kleenex box of tissues! I normally buy off brand tissues, but as of late I have been purchasing the Kleenex brand because the designs are so much more creative. I especially like this design because of the mixed media illustrations-and of course, who doesn't love owls? Come to think of it, owls don't even have noses...

Imagery by Rebecca Wilson

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big lots bringbacks

Sometimes I like to take a trip to Big Lots when I need a smile...and today was one of those days. I may have mentioned this in a previous post, but Big Lots has some of the craziest/wackiest food package design I have ever seen in one place (aside from somewhere massive like Jungle Jims). I mostly find the real good ones in the snack and candy isles. Sometimes the food packages don't even look like food packages at all and that, my friends, is the beauty of it. 

I have to admit-today was a little disappointing. I only found a couple that caught my eye. However, I did go to the nicer cleaner one located in Mason, Ohio so that's probably why. I usually go to the ghetto Big Lots near my house (Norwood, Ohio) and when I do, I am never displeased. :) 

But, check out today's Big Lots bringbacks. The first is a Big Ol Can of Whoop Ass! Ha. When I saw this in the store, I really did laugh out loud. There were people around that I could not bring myself to make eye contact with after laughing like a crazy person at a can of soda. Oh well. I especially like the tag line. 

The second one down is a box of oatmeal called Oat Heads! The illustrations remind me hardcode of something you would see straight out of a children's book. I am not really sure as to how the little characters really relate to the product...other than the fact that they have really interesting heads...?

The third one down is not as fun as the the first two, but it did catch my eye. I do like the circular vector flourishes...these types of illustration elements seem to be ever so trendy right now. I don't see this being a design element that will last much longer though. 

Well, I hope you enjoyed today's bringbacks! I had fun picking them out for purchase, and I am sure that my fiance will have even more fun eating and drinking them. Cheers!

Imagery by Rebecca Wilson 

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