Could there be any better tribute to a beloved and iconic designer than to have a series of typefaces created in one's honour? House Industries has just released a veritable cornucopia of Alexander Gírard-inspired fonts and products. The Gírard products are not cheap, but they are gorgeous and sunny and full of happy optimism. VIA JUICIFUL
EDITOR'S NOTE: Juiciful is the charming blog of my longtime pal, Charmaine. She's a whip cracking graphic design professor at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo and will be contributing graphics, font, and food related stories to The Rural Modernist at her leisure. We've been fast friends since we were footloose and fancy free twentysomethings toiling together as text book designers in Chicago. It was the glorious early 90's when we first met: mini backpacks were all the rage, the Rachel Aniston shag was de rigeur, Melrose Place was must see tv, and we were single and carefree (see vintage photo at right, at typical night out for us. Her look: Asian Hooker Meets Breakfast at Tiffany's and mine: Good Humor Man/Bollywood Club Kid).