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Mondo Mondo March 11, 2010

chic-knits-mondo-cable-vest-100311Our Mondo Cable class started up at Loopy Yarns this weekend and it was really fun to be part of something where a knitter discovers a great new technique. It’s one of those super-wow! moments that happen only once in awhile, right along the lines of riding a two-wheeler. Cables are my very favorite thing to do in knitting – I never get tired of the braiding of the stitches (sure wish I could make a Celtic Knot pattern with my bedhead this morning ;p)

Today, I was busy putting together some little online ads and got to giggle when both things collided: the cabling and the photos.

Now it’s also one of my favorite things to do when I get to play with pictures and fonts! I never get tired of looking through type faces and font collections searching for the combinations that make a conversational graphic point. I’ve collected a few books and made notebooks on my own — I have a whole book just filled with business cards I’ve collected over the years and another with ones I’ve designed.

A business card is a micro-environment that in the 21st can say a lot about a person and their agenda in a very small space. Like lots of things in business, gone are the days of the formal imprints and in with the days of designs that reflect the tone & character of the person/business that can have a sense of humor, be modern, or bold.

I especially love some that have a little WINK in the layout. A little fun and friskiness that’s an invitation to connect.

Of course, if you’re a judge or a cop or lawyer, you probably have a white card with a governmental seal or company name.

But for the rest of us, the world’s our playground!

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