Friday, August 12, 2011

Sustain & Heal has moved

Sustain & Heal blog has moved to a new location. De Milo Design's latest fair trade and eco happenings are now posted at

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Clifton’s: Printing a Landmark

Clifton’s Cafeteria is a historical landmark in Los Angeles. Recently designer Ramiro Fauve discovered an old magnesium plate in the basement. It was fun to print a little bit of history.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

National Stationery Show: Marble Paper is Hot

De Milo's booth at the National Stationery Show in New York seemed to be full of folks who love marble paper. Maybe I should pack in the letterpress and become a paper purveyor! Swatchbooks and 21x31" sheets can be purchased online or come to the studio at 1401 Mission Street, South Pasadena, California and browse the selection of over 50 colors and styles.
De Milo Design—Booth 2040, National Stationery Show 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Grand Opening

Today De Milo Design opens and I hope you can come to our party. I've spammed a whole lot of people in rather haphazard fashion. All that's left is to wait for the energy to come. I feel so fortunate to have friends and customers who understand and support what I do with so much enthusiasm. Thank you! My friend Margie (who helped me sort and hang all that paper on the wall) sent me this poem today. Perfect.

Truth in Advertising

If we'd moved her,
she'd still have 'em,

the ad for Acme
Moving says, with a photo

of Venus de Milo.
But who, intact,

would Venus be?
Some standard-issue

ingénue. Give me
a woman who's lived

a little, who's wrapped
her arms around the ages

and come up lacking: that's
the stone that can move me.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Birds and Bzzz

This is a cute one that flew off the press this week. Love that Jute paper!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Master of Letters: Doyald Young

Master typographer Doyald Young died last Thursday. I was not fortunate enough to study under this giant of design. My academic timing was off. He taught at Art Center pre and post me. But I did learn from his students. My first weeks at Art Center in 1992 are a blur save for one day that is clear in my memory. Dana Herkelrath invited her mentor to speak to her (very green) design students. Doyald’s reverence for the letterform and his eagerness to impart his knowledge opened my eyes to a new kind of beauty. Fifteen years later one of his typefaces, with its narrow bold strokes, became the inspiration for my “Sustain & Heal” logotype. A memorial will be held April 10 at Art Center College of Design. And meet with Doyald on

Thursday, March 3, 2011

South Pasadena Patch features the new space

This move is kicking my butt! But things will start looking better this weekend after installing a desk. Meanwhile, Jennifer Smith of South Pasadena Patch met me at the new space and wrote a few words here about Sustain & Heal. Thanks, Jennifer, for the good word!