I first shared Rika Magazine on here a few months back after I fell in love with its use of unique innovative fonts, pages full of handwriting and features of people you don’t see flashed all over the front pages of every other magazine. Based out of the Netherlands, it feels like the ultimate bible of cool, done in an accessible, inviting way.
In this issue, Rika has splashed a new mix of vibrant colors throughout, most notably this Springy, minty green. Oh, and the always lovely Solange makes an appearance in a beautifully shot editorial.
Rika Magazine always manages to create a balance between the pretty and gritty. With that big splash of mint green comes a heavy dose of the black and white and the handwriting that gives it a total private journal feel. If you’re on the hunt for your own copy of Rika, I found mine at Barnes and Noble.
You can view all of The Typofiles right here.
Over the last month I’ve done a few interviews and been featured in a book! Here’s a quick recap:
1. WORK FOR MONEY, DESIGN FOR LOVE BY DAVID AIREY
When designer and author David Airey asked me to contribute to his latest book, Work For Money, Design for Love, I was both honored and humbled. Author of the popular design blog Logo Design Love, David is one of the most respected bloggers in the design community, hands-down.
My contribution is on page 263. If you’re full of burning questions on how to make your design business work and looking for insights on how many of the pros do it, this book is for you. Some of the topics covered include: How do I find new clients? How much should I charge for my design work? When should I say no to a client? How do I handle difficult clients?
2. SPACES BY EVA BLACK
I met designer Eva Black over the summer at Design Life and admire her use of textures and the fine art feel throughout many of her projects. Eva interviewed me for Spaces, a column that gives us a peek inside the workspaces of creatives. Check out some exclusive photos of my office and the accompanying interview!
3. DESIGN JOURNEY BY JOANNA WATERFALL
I also met designer Joanna Waterfall this summer and love her sunny attitude and can’t get enough of this project she just did for Block Shop. Joanna interviewed me for an ongoing series, Design Journey where creatives talk about how they got into design and share some of their favorite projects along the way. If you’re interested in how I got my start in design, check it out here!
Thanks David, Eva and Joanna!