Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
---John F. Kennedy, obviously my favorite President.
As a faithful consumer of aesthetically pleasing typeface and all things America-related, this was an excellent discovery. The long and the short of it is, Meg Jannott, a designer, made a special project out of designing a brand logo for every U.S. President. The results, which are on Tumblr, are gorgeous - some intricate, others funny (a stovepipe hat figures greatly into Lincoln’s…) but all are certainly excellent works of design that are worth a glance. Her professional design work is pretty rad as well.
Huge supporter of the Team USA Opening Ceremony outfits this Olympics. Blazers, check. Ralph Lauren, check. Nothing says, “Let’s represent what the US is all about,” more than dressing in a navy blue blazer and calling it a day.
I will always take the picture, when given the opportunity to incorporate an American flag into the shot. We have here a few proofs of this assertion, Second Beach and Bannister’s Wharf, taken pre-move to NYC. There are less flags here, but I suppose that by being New York, the America part is kind of implied.
Some Americana before I leave the country on Thursday. Nothing better than well-loved, perfectly faded flags.
Newport, Rhode Island, that breeding place—that stud farm, so to speak—of aristocracy; aristocracy of the American type.
- Mark Twain’s AutobiographyI’m not sure I believe this was truly said by Twain, but I’ll take it nonetheless.