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2019-09-09 01:32:28 custom design gift for mom

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We found this on Marc Johns’; website the recently. His own words tell its story better than we ever could:

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I wrote this in my sketchbook the other day, as a reminder/statement/ mantra to myself. I used to spend all day in front of a computer, emailing, photoshopping, designingaccent pillow case baby burlap housewarming gift, layout-ing, etc. I enjoyed being a designer (and making things with pixels and code is great), but personally, I still needed to use my hands, even if it was just to make some marks on paper. That’;s why I started?drawing on post-it notes. They were small and quick and raw and immediate and I could do them on my lunch break. I craved the spontaneity, the imperfections of ink bleeding on paper, of lines not matching up, of things being not quite centered. No grids. Unpolished. Hand made.

I need to always be making things. Are you a maker?

We love the idea of using post-it notes to draw on, in lieu of nothing at all. We found this one especially to-the-point:

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We’;d prefer to draw or write little poems on white post-it notes. They’;re curiously rare, but we found some here.? We also like these safari-print-edged sticky notes. While we were hunting them down, we came across this white sticky note room at Design for Mankind.

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Another way to use your hands…;

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I think I just made an instant heirloom that I’m never going to want to let go of. But this project was anything but a fairytale.

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