Willoughby Design   |   http://willoughbydesign.com "Classic and…

Willoughby Design   |   http://willoughbydesign.com

“Classic and nostalgic Christmas critters and icons inspired this holiday season at Panera Bread. All the trinkets and treasures that make opening a stocking so much fun are sprinkled throughout. The playful and exaggerated use of scale and the mix of letterpress typography are combined with jolly and joyful messages to wish customers tasteful tidings and fill them with a dash of whimsy and a bit of fa la la. Share the warmth and experience a little holiday heaven.”

From packaging to retail environments, Willoughby designs brand experiences that leave lasting impressions and create brand believers. We thrive on uncovering insights and helping clients bring fresh, inspiring and innovative ideas to the marketplace.

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Red Circle Letterpress   |   Shop "RCLP in collaboration with…

Red Circle Letterpress   |   Shop

“RCLP in collaboration with some great designers, bring you these Christmas card designs that you can purchase to send out to friends and family. Thanks to Jeff Rogers, John Passafiume, Dan Cassaro, Ryan Feerer (coming soon) and Chris Rushing.”

We love putting ink on paper. We use a historic method of printing known as letterpress. Before the use of computers and digital printing, type was printed using metal or wooden typefaces that would be arranged by hand and printed using a letterpress style printing press. We started our shop by resurrecting one of these old letterpresses. A 1947 Kluge to be exact. After weeks of cleaning and replacing worn out parts, we were able to get our Kluge up and printing again. Its a marvel to see in action. 

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Dribbble: Christmas Shots of the Week Dmitri Litvinov Greg…

Dribbble: Christmas Shots of the Week

Dribbble is a place to show and tell, promote, discover, and explore design. What are you working on? Dribbble is a community of designers answering that question each day. Web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers, and other creative types share small screenshots (shots) that show their work, process, and current projects.

Every Sunday we feature our favorite shots from random Dribbble profiles. Feel free to share your Dribbble profile here.

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Editor’s Pick: Parajumpers Schroeder Jacket

Just because temperatures have dropped doesn’t mean that guys don’t sweat. Last-minute holiday shopping, running errands, or just trying to get to work on time in the face of inclement weather (all while wearing a heavy coat) is enough to make most men overheat. Warm and light is the way to go, which brings me to the bomber-style Schroeder down jacket from Parajumpers. While the down-filling keeps you warm, it’s external shell is made from breathable nylon that is practically weightless, making it the ideal wintertime layering piece. It’s also water-repellent which is helpful in those unexpected winter storms and comes in a variety of colors to suit anyone’s preference. 

Schroeder jacket ($410) by Parajumpers, parajumpers.it


Ágata   |   http://agatastudio.net "Pase Usted is a restaurant…

Ágata   |   http://agatastudio.net

“Pase Usted is a restaurant located in Monterrey. Our job was to create a personality that better represented the essence of the place. The menu was handmade.”

Based in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Ágata is a creative studio dedicated to generate value projects. We look for the happiness of our clients and we commit ourselves by means of our work to create effective design solutions. We combine our passion for design, strategy, communication and advertising to obtain functional results.

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Christmas Giveaway 2: WORDS BRAND (US Store Only) Words Brand  …

Christmas Giveaway 2: WORDS BRAND (US Store Only)

Words Brand   |   http://wordsbrand.com   |   EU Store

“WORDS BRAND™ creates bold, witty, type-based tees, clothing, and accessories that make a statement. And that make you look awesome. We’re driven by a simple, clean aesthetic, and influenced by advertising and design, the media, technology, pop culture, and modern life. Everything is lovingly written and designed in LA, printed in the USA (and in Germany for our EU store), and shipped to pretty much anywhere in the world.”

Once again TDB partnered up with the awesome WORDS BRAND and now gives you a chance to win a $20 Coupon Code good in the WORDS BRAND™ US Store Only (coupon is good for 1 use and expires on December 31, 2013)!

Find all the rules and enter the giveaway on this link

(Make sure you enter all three entry-options!)

The giveaway starts today and ends on December 28 – winner will be announced on the same day.

If you would like to do a giveaway with us in the future, feel free to email us at [email protected]!

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