Map Ink Blog
Free “Nevertheless, She Resisted” Postcard
“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” Download these postcard for free. Print and send to your representatives, to the strong women in your life, as a thank you to Senator Elizabeth Warren or use as a daily reminder to persist in what you are fighting for. Click here to download. The post Free “Nevertheless, She Resisted” Postcard appeared first on JHill Design.
Free Women’s March Sign Downloads
Download signs here: march.domecollective.com / forallwomankind.com / counter-type.com / jointheuproar.com *protip: printing these signs at 11×17 will be cheaper than a bigger size, but copy shops like Staples and FedEx can do either for you. You can also print large signs at home and tile them together like a puzzle. Just takes a little patience, a long ruler, some tape and a sharp exacto. Here is a good tutorial for word and for photoshop I’ve been inspired by the Women’s March sign design I’ve seen on instagram the last couple days. I need a digital flip board for all I want to say, picking one statement is so hard. I’ll be at the Women’s March in Boston with my 6 yr old son and my husband. Enjoy your right to peaceful protest! The post Free Women’s March Sign Downloads appeared first on JHill Design.
where to buy affordable frames
As you can imagine, we get asked about frames a lot. We work with a great custom-framer to frame the pieces sold on our website, but custom framing, while always beautiful, isn’t always economical. Check out our favorite pre-made frames for a tight budget. Ikea: Have a european print size? You can bet Ikea will have a frame to fit. They also carry 5×7, 8×10 and other standard US frame sizes. Our favorites are the Ribba frames, which start at just $2. However, you need to inspect the corners of each Ribba frame, make sure that the corners are seamed correctly and that there aren’t any chips. Another steal is the Stomby frame at $17.99 for a 24″ x 35 3/4″. The aluminum frame and glass panel keeps this large frame from warping as opposed to other large ikea frames. Michael’s: This store both gives me a panic attack AND makes me excited to make things. They have a great framing section, and also offer custom framing and matting. Unsure of what to do? Bring your piece in with you and talk to the framer. They can guide you through the options. Blick: When I need to order frames for a show I always order the Blick Metal Gallery Frames. They also sell the high-quality Nielsen Bainbridge frames, which are the same framing components our custom framer uses. Want more insider tips? Or maybe you’re still totally lost? Any questions don’t hesitate to ask us over on twitter via @jennifer_hill.
Beautiful bleeding color always seems simple. My own watercolor trials have proven it the opposite. You need to be patient enough to let the medium do it’s own thing, something the graphic designer in me can hardly handle. Each time I paint it is a lesson in releasing control. Here are some beautiful examples that have been sitting in my pinterest inspiration board for too long. from top right: tide business card Bland Designs // photographic paintings by Matt Waples // textile design student Rachael Selina // textile designer Ayelet // artist Claire des Jardins // artist Anna Badur
BEST WOMEN’S WORLD CUP T-SHIRTS
I’m all for a great graphic tee, specifically when it is typography heavy. I would rock any of these Women’s World Cup t-shirts for tonights USA v Germany semi-final game. Wildfang “The Squad” T-shirt calls out “Hey-Oh & Pinoe & Wambach & The Kid”. Also, kickass models. $48 here. Never anything wrong with a vintage-eque type soccer tee. Via Soccertees.com I’m sure we can all relate to this sentiment on and off the field. via Thuglifeshirts.com Love this typography team tee from Didi, I hope they reprint it. USA USA USA!
1968 Mexico City Olympics Graphic Design
I’ve been researching athletic/Olympics graphic design as we work on the branding for our Run Ink. The 1968 Mexico City Olympics branding is my design happy place. The simple, strong logo and icons were applied to everything from stadiums to sun hats, each application totally considered. What a dream project to work on as a young designer. The 1968 Olympic branding was designed by graphic design icon Lance Wyman. (Visit his website/amazing portfolio). Be inspired by photos at Graphic Ambient / a great interview with Wyman at Walker Art Center / and more Olympic branding design at Design Boom
how to make a CALIFORNIA BURRITO
What genius decided to pair the above ingredients, roll them in a tortilla and serve them to the the good people of California? My guess is the west-coast cousin of Pittsburgh’s Primanti Brothers. I’ve never seen a California Burrito on a menu in Boston, (looks like I’ll be following the above directions), The Thrillest has a round up 12 places to get one in San Diego, with #1 being Nico’s Mexican Food. Big fan of the California Burrito? You may need one of these from Cali-Burrito.
BROAD CITY + JHILL
Nothing delights me more than seeing Abbi from Comedy Central’s Broad City dancing around naked, singing Lady Gaga in front of my Queens Map Print.
Joan Didion’s packing list
I have reread Joan Didion’s “The White Album” more times than I can count. Included in that book is her packing list (below). I would love to see an entire book of just the packing lists of interesting, famous people. Though this was written in an era of travel that seems more romantic than the one that we have now. Can you imagine going through security with a typewriter? My version of the packing list is above (credit below), I think Joan and I would travel well together. To Pack and Wear: 2 skirts 2 jerseys or leotards 1 pullover sweater 2 pair shoes stockings bra nightgown, robe slippers cigarettes bourbon bag with: shampoo, toothbrush and paste, Basis soap, razor, deodorant, aspirin, prescriptions, Tampax, face cream, powder, baby oil To Carry: mohair throw typewriter 2 legal pads and pens files house key This is a list which was taped inside my closet door in Hollywood during those years when I was reporting more or less steadily. The list enabled me to pack, without thinking, for any piece I was likely to do. Notice the deliberate anonymity of costume: in a skirt, a leotard, and stockings, I could pass on either side of the culture. Notice the mohair throw for trunk-line flights (i.e. no blankets) and for the motel room in which the air conditioning could not be turned off. Notice the bourbon for the same motel room. Notice the typewriter for the airport, coming home: the idea was to turn in the Hertz car, check in, find an empty bench, and start typing the day’s notes. —Joan Didion, The White Album packing list credits: cashmere pullover sweater / vintage typewriter / oversized sunglasses / clarks spy belle booties / bourbon / legal pads / mohair throw / oscar de la...
Featured Customer: Michelle
Meet our first featured personalized print customer Michelle! Here is Michelle is on the left with a couple, Jinnefer and Aaron, who received Michelle’s personalized city print as a wedding gift, along with her husband Ray. In Michelle’s own words: I first came across JHill Design on a blog back in 2010. I loved her “Places I’ve Never Been” series, and was immediately drawn to her Bangkok print because I had studied abroad there, and then lived there for a year after college. While poking around the website, I noticed the “Personalize” section with examples using different city patterns to memorialize engagements, weddings, births, etc., and I thought that one of these pieces would make such a nice wedding gift! I love to give personal gifts when I can, especially to commemorate special occasions like weddings. I gave my first print to a couple in 2010, and since then I would say my now husband and I have given at least 10 prints as wedding gifts. I love choosing a pattern based on where the wedding is being held, the wedding colors, or something that is special and meaningful to the couple. And then I try to personalize the text to match the couple as well. The husband-to-be of one couple even said that the thing he was most excited for about his wedding (besides marrying his fiancé of course) was getting a print from me and my husband! He couldn’t wait to see what we picked out for them. This same couple had all their belongings in storage for a few months while house hunting, and their JHill print was the only piece of art they brought to hang in their temporary house. I continue to give JHill prints as wedding gifts (three weddings this year!) and hope to be able to continue the tradition...