In may of this year I launched a monospace font called Alma Mono. It's the first one where I gave interpolation a try. That means that by drawing two weights I could, with the help of Glyphs-app get additional weights generated. I learned a TON more of course but that's for another post.
Well, I'm pretty pleased with the result, please check out Alma Mono. It's a pay what you want font and if you choose to pay ALL the proceeds go toward charity. You really should check it out!
Yesterday I went to the post office and mailed out the last batch of pins and stickers to the supporters of my aid pin-project. The above photo is from when I signed "thank you"-cards and packed all the orders.
75 pins and roughly 100 stickers were sent out and spread across countries as Sweden, Norway, UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
I can now close this project and summarize it as a success. With the help of all the supporters we managed to raise 8700 SEK to UNCHR! Amazing! Thank you all for the support and I hope you'll enjoy your pins and stickers.
I've added stickers to the aid pin-project so if you place and order - or have placed an order already - you also get a sticker for your laptop, iPad or local lamp post. You can also buy the stickers separate if you want more.
Buy a sticker - help the refugees
Update: I'm adding a sticker to be used on your laptop, iPad or local lamp post e t c on every pin order. Don't worry. The sticker cost won't be taken from the order - I'm footing that bill myself.
This year hundreds of thousands have crossed the Mediterranean. Refugees on a dangerous travel from countries like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Sudan. Countries torn apart by war and destruction. Thousands of families run for their lives and takes huge risks crossing treacherous sea and barb wired fences. Many have no other choice but to climb aboard over crowded boats to give their children a chance for survival and safety.
I can only imagine the horror of these perilous journeys and especially if you are doing it with your children.
Besides from donating our own money and clothes not being used - our family has searched for other means of helping out. I've had the idea of selling something to raise money.
Thanks to the lab days we have at Hemnet - I've written about this earlier - we today got an opportunity to use work hours to help the refugees in any way we can.
So I took my idea of creating something, sell it and donate all the profit to UNCHR. I've created this pin that you can buy and wear. I will use the money to buy tents and aid packages that will help refugees living in UNs refugee camps.
- Sell 100 pins for 125 sek each
- Raise 11 000 SEK*
- Buy 4 family tents
- Buy 10 aid packages
Now. Reaching these goals would be awesome. In my mind it seems impossible, but you never know and you have to try.
These 100 pins is a limited edition. If we reach the goal of selling 100 pins I will another set of pins with different colors - a second edition - and just keep the editions coming if we get so lucky. Maybe change the charity and illustration.
If you would be interested in buying a pin you can do it here:
Buy a pin - help the refugees
And this is, roughly, how it will look:
* Note: Production cost for the pin is 9 sek. 116 sek will go directly to UNCHR. International shipping will be added to the purchase.
I started 2015 with a goal of drawing a illustration every day. I had a similar thing going on late last year where I drew a whale every day for 20 something days. It did wonders for my creativity, general energy and not to mention my abiblity to draw whales.
Well, that goal of drawing every day for 2015 held barely a week. I decided to change it to "do something creative (outside of work) for 15 minutes every day". That worked a lot better. I do a lot of creative stuff at work, like UI design for web, iOS and Android and some illustrative work. But it's nice to mix it up a bit.
I've always been curious on creating my own typeface and started a while ago with an unamed sans serif in the style of two of my favorite typefaces: DIN and Futura Bold. So I unpacked that project and started with 1-5 glyphs every day and now I think I'm done. Well, I'm always finding kerning stuff do to with it but it's close enough.
If you wan't to take a closer look at Gunnar Bold have a look at the mini site I created.