twenty four acorns

24acorns graphic design blog, & general cool things.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

why bigger goals = less competition

awesome post about how aiming higher is easier than aiming for the mediocore (because everyone else is aiming for the mediocore).

Why Bigger Goals = Less Competition


Thursday, July 10, 2008


dog with phat teeth & type art about fairies...hilarity ensues.

omg! Fork Type!

this is awesome...little letters at the end of the fork which resemble pieces of lead type...genious!

via i <3

Monday, July 7, 2008

attack of the sporks

made this to commemorate two sightings of Neve Campbell in the HFX area within a couple of days.

based on/inspired by the fancy visual work of Scott Hansen.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Visual Inspiration v1.1

coffee, an awesome home, paper version of the web, a gold skate rail & an image fulgurator:

"The Fulgurator lies in wait until an unsuspecting photographer takes a picture using a flash. When the device's sensor sees this flash, it fires its own unit, throwing up an image which is captured by the hapless photographer's camera while remaining unseen by the naked eye." ...insane!


Friday, July 4, 2008


playing with light + photoshop

i know, i know, horribly dirty's nearly three years old and still kickin' though


it's fake, but I had fun making it.

and another thingy just for fun, playing with brushes and such.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

newish work

Here are a couple recentish freelance projects...I haven't been taking many on, just the odd one every month or two:
Peacebuilding and Earthkeeping Conference

Food For Thought—A mint tin filled with inspirational quotes "from sages through the ages" for Peaceful Schools International

Visual Inspiration v1.0

also, a highly awesome type design workshop thingy:


siiiick fixie riding

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Official Launch of Great Europa Blog

it's official. It's launched. Molly and Lance's Great Europa Blog.
See it here:

There's some official posters on thurr too.

arty things

via typeish

indie electro synth power pop

The Black Kids - I'm Not Going to Teach Your Boyfriend

buy a mac, get a free ipod

sweet deal for students