4.15.2014



Today I wanted to share some of my latest reads. It's been a while since I've posted some good reads, and I'm a relatively slow reader, but maybe not quite that slow!! I usually have a few books going simutaneously, and here are a few of my favorites. 1. Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design's Golden Age by Steven Heller. This book has beautiful typography throughout, and it features a lot of European advertising and lettering. Many of the pieces featured are really old, yet they could easily blend in with the formal, modern design of today. French and Italian designs are heavily featured, and the detail in the work is to die for. 2. The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller. Okay, so this isn't really a design book, though it's about the design of marriage, if you really want to get picky! It's a helpful and wonderful book full of wisdom and guidance for the design of marriage and the purpose of it. I should probably put down the pretty books and re-read this one a few times! 3. Etsy-preneurship by Jason Malinak. I've talked about this book in some previous posts as I've been working on my business plan, strategies and other foundational workings of Keen Peachy. It's been a great resource, and I even made the leap from library borrowing to buying this one! (That's how you know they're good!) My favorite part is that it is totally useful for non-Etsy businesses too. It just helps to have some of those specifics if you have an Etsy shop as one of your selling venues. I most recently got my bookkeeping system established and up to date with the help of this resource! 4. Impressive: Printmaking, Letterpress and Graphic Design by Robert Klanten and Hendrik Hellige. This book also made the leap to my permanent collection, and is one of my absolute favorite design books. It's great for inspiration as well as production and printing ideas. The book itself is beautiful with an embossed cover. A wide range of design styles and printshops are featured. Highly recommended! 

Those are some of the latest good reads for now! I will have some new product listings and posts soon too! Stay tuned!  

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