P22 type foundry, the source of fonts I’ve used in several websites (London Underground has been particularly useful) has released a deck of playing cards. Back in 2004, P22 produced a specimen deck of cards that featured 52 different fonts on a standard regulation deck of playing cards. These were gobbled up quickly, so we […]

Cynthia speaks at Refresh Pittsburgh

Today we’re #1 in "pretty hats"! The next meeting of Refresh Pittsburgh will at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 26 at the Creative Treehouse in Bellevue — and I’ll be speaking. Come listen to me! "Refresh Pittsburgh is a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of Internet […]

“Enemy Change His Mind” by Dog Whistle

Cover art meme: "Enemy Change His Mind" by Dog Whistle, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey. I love album cover art. Not-too-secretly, I desire to design things for fun and profit, and I adore the art that surrounds music. So obviously I love this meme: The CD Cover Meme group has only three rules: (1) The first […]


Design Within Reach’s Champagne Chair contest is back. The annual DWR Champagne Chair Contest™ is simple: Create an original miniature chair using only the foil, label, cage and cork from no more than two Champagne bottles. Chairs will be judged by a panel of industry experts and the winners will embark on a nation-wide tour. […]