Kidding, of course. I know how to spell “business cards.”
I’ve been doing some research for business cards and letterheads. There are a lot of styles I really like, but I’ve been struggling to figure out what feels best right now as a brand identity.
After checking out the AIGA Presents CSA Presentation the week before last, and after seeing some French Paper Pop-Tone samples, I’ve been really inspired by the process of doing a simple two-color print, with an awesome colored paper instead of the plain old white paper. I really want them to have the right weight and feel, so I’d like to do a little research and see if printing them will be way out of my budget. If not, I’ll have to come up with a clever way to print them myself.
I’d like them to be really strong typographically, but simple and clean. Some examples of work that has inspired me lately are:
The typography and printing style of the image the background I really like on the red and blue piece, and I love the strong grid on the layout by Jessica Walsh.
As Business as I want these business cards to be, I want them to still be a little quirky and fun. Hmm…
Yesterday we went on an adventure to the Mac & Cheese Festival in Aspen, then hiked around Maroon Bells just in time to see the sunset. It was beautiful.
700 DKK ticket fine
fly back to US
lost suitcase (bummer dood)
reunited with the bf AND got Chipotle
crazy shopping spree
crazy stomach ache after cider & nutella
If I were a kid I would think this is the best park ever, probs.
Burgers & Football & Vesterbro
Family style Italian dinner
The Danish Design Center Materials exhibit was full of really interesting materials (duh)
Laundromat for milkshakes
This morning we got up somewhat early and went to a café a girl at a boutique had recommended to me and Anne Marie the day before. It was called Kaladi’s and she described it as “grandma-style, with tape players on the wall.” It was super cute, very vintage and hodge-podge.
We tried to go shopping for a bit before meeting up with Michelle, but for some reason every single store was closed on Sunday. Ah, what a concept. Actually resting one day a week. Weird. We all headed up to the botanical garden, only to find out it was closed for renovations from the beginning of June up until the day after we leave. Boo. I asked a woman working in the gift shop if there was anything I could do, and explained the situation with the project, and she gave me the number of someone I could contact about maybe letting me into the greenhouses by myself to look around, which would have been incredible if I would have had a way to call her or contact her. I never got the chance to go.
Later Victor and I went to the cute café so we could buy tea. I got my dad a tasty green tea and I bought myself the amazing Earl Grey tea I’d had a couple of days before. It was kind of a splurge but it was also the best tea, ever.
That evening we all got a little dressed up and met at the Tivoli Hotel, one of the tallest buildings in Copenhagen, and had sushi and cocktails. The view was incredible, you could see Sweden in the distance. I had a Yuzu Zoo, and split a giant plate of sushi with Aimee and Dara.
I think this is probably the third or fourth time in a row I’ve missed my dad’s birthday. I’m a terrible daughter. I did remember to email though, and I got him some tasty green tea from a nice café on the east end of the lakes in the middle of K.
This is the first day we’ve had off in what feels like forever. For like, two weeks I’ve been talking about how I wanted to go to Aarhus to visit the botanical gardens there, to add to my sense of place project and see if I could get inspired there about the architecture and nature and stuff, and I just didn’t plan enough to get going up there. Part of me still wishes I would have even known where to start to plan a trip up there, but then I haven’t even had a chance to go to the regular old Copenhagen botanical houses yet. Plus, the idea of a weekend in town where I don’t have to do anything sounds really appealing.
Michelle and Brian were planning on going up to Tisvildeleje, a beach on the northern coast of Denmark, just a train ride away. I was the only one of the students to go with them, which admittedly was a little strange at first, but I had a really great time with them hanging out with locals and drinking beer and eating weird fish dishes that were really the first authentic Danish dishes I think I’ve had this whole time. I got to stick my toes in the sand and see the ___________ Sea. There were masses of wild roses growing near the beach, the smell of roses and the ocean was wonderful.
I also had the best pizza I think I’ve ever had with Hannah at a restaurant that was super close to our white boxes. We never really got a chance to venture very far into that direction of our neightborhood, and I kind of regret that. I had prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella and pistachio pizza, and it was sublime.