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A little bit of a Design Blitz

Typography & Symbols Studio Two Three is a wonderful community print shop located in Scott’s Addition.  They offer a variety of classes, from hand lettering to lithography.  They’ve been known to use a steamroller to print giant maps of Richmond.  … Continue reading
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Everyone changes in The Village: a #prisoner106 design assignment

The Village library is full of some entertaining and suspenseful reads.  It’s important to have hobbies and materials that keep our minds busy.  We recently had several donations of “I Can Read” books all from different Community members. Odd. I … Continue reading

Wish you were here!: a #Prisoner106 design assignment

Design Week in The Village kept me busy.  I took on the Postcards from a Magical Place (#363) assignment.  If I followed directions, I would’ve designed both the front AND back of a postcard.  I only designed the front.  Why … Continue reading

A plea for help

The raging headache I’m experiencing could be a result of my social conversion therapy or perhaps it’s a result of the design assignment I’m currently working on. I’m trying to make a vintage postcard.  I’ve been following this tutorial on … Continue reading

Make it a-MAZE-ing: a Prisoner106 adventure

Like Bill, I opted to try out the maze design assignment.  After reading the assignment details, I knew I wanted to do something with the Village map. I printed out a couple of copies thinking I might hand draw a … Continue reading