TypeCon and Blog Update

Last week I went to TypeCon (which is a typographic conference). It was conveniently held in Seattle, so I didn't have to travel far or pay an exorbitant amount for a hotel room. I first heard about this conference last year, when I signed up to take a workshop on Cyrillic typefaces in Denver, but didn't attend any of the conference itself. This year, I took a two-day workshop with John Downer and Paul Herrera on brush lettering. Afterwards, I registered to attend the conference itself, which lasted for another three days. If I had to list the one thing Continue Reading

Cooking Temperatures, Part 1

Phew, last two weeks have been quite busy! I had the CodeU summit in California, and then spent the weekend kayaking for 20 miles along the San Juan island coast. Not trying to make excuses here, but I didn't have the time to finish any exciting projects. My goal is to spend an hour every day doing calligraphy or lettering, but it seems that traveling always gets in the way of that plan. I also still fully intend to post something on my blog every week, even though I had missed last week. I finally started working on a project Continue Reading

We Can Always Eat More

You might think that this is a strange thing for me to say, "We can always eat more." That's because I didn't come up with the phrase. One day, several months ago, I was eating dinner with my friends. I don't remember the exact details any more, but at some point Denis said these words. I would never think of him as someone who would eat too much, which made the whole thing hilarious. The phrase was permanently stuck in my mind, and I knew I wanted to write it out and give it to him one day. I'm sure Continue Reading

T-shirt Design Update

Last week, I wrote about the T-shirt design that I made for my CodeU students. The printed shirts have finally arrived! This is what it looks like in real life: Of course, it is not the same (it could never be quite the same when printed on a shirt), but I like how it turned out. One of the most important things for me was to have the "Void" word not be printed, but instead to be just the shirt material. That definitely worked :) Otherwise, it's been a busy week. If you would like a sneak peek at my next Continue Reading

T-shirt Design

This week I was working on a little project for my students. It is a small team of CS sophomores that I am currently mentoring for the Google CodeU program. Each team is supposed to pick a name, and encouraged to design a logo in order to foster team spirit. As a mentor, I do not get involved directly in their coding project (that would be completely unfair), but I wanted to contribute something more physical than just my advice. I've made T-shirt designs for my teams in the past two years, so it seemed perfectly logical to continue with Continue Reading