anonymous said:

What kinds of pens/highlighters do you use for your notes? Or do you like type it out or

These are what I use: 

Normal color pilots V5 because they have thin tips and are pretty colorful; fine bic byros (the orange ones) because they last a looooooong time, they write incredibly neat and I just love them (and they’re so cheap omg)  

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Edding 1200: their colors are a bit darker than they appear on the caps, but the quality of the ink is perfect (I mostly use them on Oxford paper and notebooks because they bleed through in normal paper) 

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I don’t have a particular preference in highlighters, but if I had to choose I’d go for the Stabilo ones, because they can last a long time and I like their colors better. 

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The Stabilo point 68 are a good option for highlighting, making diagrams and color-cordinating your notes. These were form my sister, from the days in which she studied medicine, and she finished her degree four years ago and now I’ve been using them for three years and they still write perfectly!! For me these are a great investment. They may be a bit expensive but they’re totally worth it!

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The same for the stabilo point 88. They have a thin-thin point and the colors are bright and perfect! 

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Hope this was helpful!! I don’t usually write my notes on the computer, I take my notes by hand, it’s how I’ve made it my whole life and it works fine for me! 

Annoy A Postman #7, Platte City, Missouri

I’m still smarting over the previous Annoy A Postman disaster, so I thought that this next one should be a little toned down. I know, I know. Anyway, I contacted Mark C. for one at Platte City, Missouri. He is a Professor of History so I thought I could make one for him which features stamps of a historical scene.

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So I used my 1976 Delegation Members Declaration of Independence stamps at 13c each, so a set of four makes up 52c, which is more than enough for the current first class mail rate of 49c, right? And to make it Annoy-ish, I placed the stamps in the middle and the address in simple calligraphy around it.. pretty straightforward right? C’mon! It’s not that bad! It could be a lot worse! I could have used orange ink!

NOPE! It came back! Seriously?? Wtf?? It’s not even cancelled! There was no note! What the hell??!! Are those footprints??

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This is twice in a row that Annoy A Postman has failed to deliver, and it is pissing me off. Seriously I think the next one I’m just going to follow everything by the USPS book and just *gasp*, maybe place the zipcode off center nooooo. Nah just kidding.. don’t worry, the next one will still be Annoy-ish and by golly it WILL be delivered! ARGH! Until then

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Tag Collective    |    http://tag-collective.com

"The identity system for Lake house was inspired by local trail maps - encouraging guest to get out of their room and enjoy the Adirondacks. We used topographic patterns, mountain coordinates and created iconography around the activities available during each season. The color palette is minimal, letting the natural textures and landscape take center stage. A rustic red is used throughout, adding a pop of color that ties back to the rich heritage of the Adirondacks."

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Aaron Canning    |    http://aaroncanningdesign.com

"The ‘A’ symbol embodies my own aesthetic and approach to design. It is clean, minimal and typographic. No more than it needs to be a simple representation of my work. The overall identity is strong with impact but also retains an elegant feel. I used a collection of design associated words as a visual element, some using alliteration and some not. A photo of me when I was two adds to the character and extends the visual language making it even more personal."

Aaron Canning is a graphic designer from Dublin, Ireland. He is extremely passionate about typography, book design and everything minimal. His work has a strong emphasis on structure, simplicity and clarity to convey his brief as accurately and precisely as possible. 

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