putting kids up front

I was very happy to be given the opportunity to work with Kids Up Front again this year on their Annual Report. It has been 8 years, and it is amazing to see how they grow each and every year. While I work on the layout and touch up photos,  I not only learn more about them and what they do, but also the amazing businesses and corporations that are so invested in bringing smiles to kids faces.

Kids Up Front is happy to receive ticket donations to events throughout the city. It makes sense... if you have tickets that you are unable to use, donate them so that the seats get filled!

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In the words of Kids Up Front: "We turn tickets into smiles. Really, really big ones. When you donate your tickets to Kids Up Front, we pass them on to kids who might never get the chance to see their sports heroes live, go to a concert or spend the day learning and laughing at the ROM or AGO.

With your help, we’re able to share these true Toronto experiences with children who usually sit on the sidelines. Yes, they get a day they’ll remember forever. But they also get to experience the feeling of being part of something bigger – part of the amazing city we call home.

An amazing organization, doing amazing things. To find out more, visit Kids Up Front.

 

 

Fluf

One of the best projects that I have worked on was working with the wonderful women of Fluf.

Natalie Butterfield and Terra Kushner have developed a brand that focuses on amazing products that are all about function, durability, sustainability and fun. That brand is Fluf.

Their lunch bags are the best. And I am honoured to have collaborated with Natalie and Terra to develop a few designs. Actually... it wasn't as much work, as it was fun.

 

The ABC's for any kids lunch bag?... Let's get them to EAT.

The ABC's for any kids lunch bag?... Let's get them to EAT.

The Doggy Bag 

The Witchy Witch lunch bag doubles as a trick or treat bag. That's a win win.

The Witchy Witch lunch bag doubles as a trick or treat bag. That's a win win.

Fruit ballerinas

Fruit ballerinas

F37 Foundry

When a font gets put on a pedestal in all its glory......

I love the specimen books produced by F37 Foundry. Each of the fonts in their library have received a standing ovation on paper through the superb execution of a series of specimen books.

The books are limited editions, each having a print run of 250 and every single edition is hand numbered. Not only are the books well designed, but they are so well thought out in their execution. The use of materials, colour, the use of space on the page, the binding... all combine to create a really amazing piece.

The  Ginger specimen book  has an orange, flocked, embossed cover. Insane.

The Ginger specimen book has an orange, flocked, embossed cover. Insane.

I love the contrast of the thin lines and big curves in their font Bella. It is a font that is traditional yet contemporary at the same time. The Bella specimen book is the same.

The use of colour and materials in the Bolton specimen book is amazing... The contrast of the heat embossed blue plastic cover with the paper. yum.

I'd like to frame these pages of the Jan specimen book...

all images from Face37 site. Go ahead, go take a peek. You'll like it there.