Geoff and I (but mostly Geoff) worked on a new banner for the Etsy shop this weekend. This handkerchief, purchased at Southworks in Cambridge, is apparently my muse. It features the most vibrant, beautiful colours. I love it.

It took me some time to fully explain to Geoff what I wanted in a font; the font I had in mind all along, however, was the iconic Penguin Books font, Gill Sans.

Now if only I had some new things to put in the shop! More on that later, I hope.


  1. This so reminds me of the font Wes Anderson always uses in his films. I love it.

  2. Oh, I think you're right! They are similar.

    Hmm, I see that he uses Futura (with more kerning). I had initially thought to go with Futura. Geoff looked it up and told me that Futura is German -- Gill Sans was the English version of it. As soon as we saw that it was the Penguin Books font, we went with Gill Sans.

  3. Oh wow, I really love it. I love the combination of the floral and bold text.

  4. anabela, it is beautiful! i really, really am loving it!

  5. Anonymous9.3.09

    yes! southworksssss! i love it there. i have the most amazing couch pillows from there. that place was my obsession in the summer.