Font Love: Classique Saigon

Classique Saigon Typeface | por Manh Nguyen (Free Download)

It’s been a while since I talked about cool fonts here (since 2013!). But when I saw the work of the 19-years-old designer from Vietnam Manh Nguyen, I knew I had to show it to you guys. Classique Saigon is a typeface inspired by hand-drawn classic panels and banners in Vietnam from the last century. It’s available for download (free for personal purposes) here

Fontes por Manh Nguyen (Free Download)

Also take the opportunity to check out other beautiful fonts, such as Arcadia, Atlantico and Luciana ~ all available for free download in the designer’s portfolio.

| Other cool (and free) fonts |
Pasárgada Type
Lovelo

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Manh Nguyen behance & instagram.

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Narcissa

Narcissa at The Standard East Village | Identidade por TRIBORO Narcissa at The Standard East Village | Identidade por TRIBORO Narcissa at The Standard East Village | Identidade por TRIBORO Narcissa at The Standard East Village | Identidade por TRIBORO Narcissa at The Standard East Village | Identidade por TRIBORO Narcissa at The Standard East Village | Identidade por TRIBORO

A really beautiful identity work by TRIBORO for the restaurant Narcissa at The Standard East Village. Anyone planning a trip to NY? ;)

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Narcissa website & instagram.
TRIBORO website.
via Design Work Life.

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Cat Couture

Os gatinhos do Jason McGroarty | Cat photography

Cat Couture is a series by photographer Jason McGroarty, who shoots Hummus the cat (what a wonderful name!) with the most elaborate and cute costumes. And there are prints available people! 

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Jason McGroarty website, tumblr & etsy shop (ships internationally).

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Minimal in Haarlem

Minimal em Amsterdam | Home tour: Alexander Nijmolen bachelor pad Minimal em Amsterdam | Home tour: Alexander Nijmolen bachelor pad Minimal em Amsterdam | Home tour: Alexander Nijmolen bachelor pad Minimal em Amsterdam | Home tour: Alexander Nijmolen bachelor pad Minimal em Amsterdam | Home tour: Alexander Nijmolen bachelor pad

I love the minimal feel in this cool bachelor pad owned by musician and entrepreneur Alexander Nijmolen in Haarlem, the Netherlands. Who else is willing to toss out half of their furniture after seeing a gorgeous minimalist apartment like this one? ;)

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Images by Holly Marder for decor8.

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The uses of envy

Animation for The School of Life based on a short piece of writing by Alain de Botton, co-directed by Lara Lee and Hannah Jacobs.

“From a young age we’re told it’s a terrible thing. So when we feel it, as we all do, we’re inclined not to examine it, we just feel ashamed and guilty. But that’s a pity. Because envy, like fear, is an important emotion, that exists in all of us for some good reasons. Is there to help us know what we want. It’s a call to action that should be heated, containing garbled but important messages about what we should be doing with the rest of our lifes.

If we can get passed the humiliation of envious feelings, we can start to see them as a set of clues about what we might do next. We should study and maybe even record on paper the situations and people that make us envious. We might learn to keep an envy diary. It will contain fragments of a future self trying to break through.

We often forget that the things we admire don’t just belong to one specific very attractive life. They can be pursuit in lesser, weaker, but still very real doses in countless other places, opening up the possibility of creating many smaller, more manageable and more realistic versions of the lives we are drawn to.

Let no longer think we’re just bad people, just for envy. Let’s do something far more productive, become diligent an careful students of our most persistent envious feelings. They’re trying to tell us something and we should listen”. 

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The School of Life website.
Alain de Botton website & fanpage.
Lara Lee website & vimeo.
Hannah Jacobs website & instagram

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