Links I Love: 01.11.14

Links I Love

Happy Saturday! I’m sorry about the lack of post yesterday but it was the craziest day of my life thus far. On a different note, I’m so thankful for all of your survey answers. It’s been great reading what you guys think, how you got here, and what you want for the future. I’m excited to share the results with you next week! Let’s just get into some of the awesome things that I found this week.

Do Not Open - Erik Marinovich


Lettering artist and designer, Erik Marinovich, shared his latest project—Do Not Open. For a small fee, you can send in your address and Erik will mail you back a beautifully lettered envelope, much like the one above. I’ve been enamored by Erik’s envelopes that he posts on Instagram so I’m glad I have the opportunity to own one of my own.

Apps for The Hustler - Melissa Alam

My lovely blogger friend, Melissa, shared her roundup of apps for the hustler this week. From TeuxDeux to Typeform, Melissa rounds up a great list of resources for anyone who enjoys making life easier.

The Clothes Letters Wear

It’s exciting to be able to share design-related Kickstarter projects with you, and this one is no exception. Type designer Jeremy Dooley has created a Kickstarted campaign to help fund The Clothes Letters Wear. The book will be a fun instructional children’s book to teach them how to learn typefaces. I feel as if it’s a requirement of my future family to own this book so I really hope it gets funded!

3 Traits of a Fantastic Freelancer - Of Trees & Hues

I’m not sorry for featuring two of Melissa’s articles here this week but this one was amazing as well. I’ve been asked to share more freelancer tips and in the meanwhile, Melissa has shared some traits of a freelancer. While there are all kinds of traits needed to be a successful freelancer, I believe tenacity is a huge one.

What To Do When Your Client is Wrong - Freelancer Union

On the topic of freelancer tips, sometimes things don’t always go right. I really enjoyed this article discussing what to do when your clients are wrong. These things happen sometimes and you may not always see eye to eye with your clients. The article shares some fantastic diplomatic ways on dealing with client-freelancer disputes.

The Carpenter Intro - Creative Market

I own way too many Fenotype fonts already including Salamander Script and Mishka which are two of my favorites. The Carpenter Intro is their latest addition and it is a gorgeous script. It’s definitely going to be one of my first additions in 2014. It’s been eleven days and I still haven’t installed a new font. How is this possible?

Books to Boost Your Creativity - We are The Contributors

I’ve been trying to read more books about business and the creative process so this post couldn’t have come soon enough. This is a fantastic list of books to boost your creativity put together by Melanie of We Are the Contributors. I’m so excited to add these to my Goodreads account and read to feed my creative soul.

My Design Process - Odd Daughter Paper Co

It was great to see that I wasn’t the only one with scraps of paper filled with lettering and drawings in my office. I read the design process of Katie from Odd Daughter Paper Co which is extremely similar to mine when it comes to lettering projects. It’s not an in-depth look but if you’re looking for some starter steps, it’s a great read.

To Live, To Learn, To Love - Coco and Mingo


Outside of the fantastic calligraphy, the above is a great mantra lettered by Jessica of Coco and Mingo. I’ve been trying to do more living this year and this is a great reminder to do just that.

Resolve Project - Justin Mezzell

Orlando designer, Justin Mezzell, shared his resolution on this year’s To Resolve Project. Also on my list of things to do more of, it’s a fantastic resolution and beautifully illustrated. I figured it would be a great way to close out this list and to tell you to enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Angelica Yarde
My name is Angel Yarde. I am a designer, front-end developer, and speaker. I am the editor and designer of Studio 404 whic was founded in December 2006. In January 2014, I launched Studio 404 Paper, a paper shop which includes type-focused greeting cards, note cards, and prints. I currently reside in Celebration, Florida where I co-own a branding strategy studio, Sevenality, with my husband.
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  1. Hi Angel! This is my new favorite thing on the blogosphere. I love reading about your blog round ups. Great ones here as usual, thanks for sharing!

  2. Girl, it has been a hectic hectic weekend for me as well. For the first time in my life I’m SO glad it’s Monday. I’m loving this week’s Link Love. (I took your survey and let you know that this is one of my favorite features from you). Like always you got some great finds — bookmarking quite a few of these links. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week!

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