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Updated product photos: Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube

In a previous post, I talked about updating product photographs for my Etsy Shop Pink Toe Press. This has been a process. I’ve been attempting to recreate a cohesive look for my brand both online and offline. While I offer a number of items made from a variety of mediums, I want everything to look like it belongs together.

My most recent update is my Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube. The Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube is a color matching cube that works much like other puzzle cubes where you can twist and turn the columns and rows of blocks to create new patterns. The fun twist of this cube is that each square is a unique color with a unique name created by yours truly. It is inspired by two of my favorite things: the Pantone paint chip system and the Rubik’s Cube.

Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube

My last photographs were lovely, but this simple and clean look blends well with my other new photography. I really like the look of the Puzzle Cube in motion, and I think that these new photographs convey the usability of the item.

Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube

This Puzzle Cube would make a great gift for an artist or designer in your life. They are great for people who love color at their desk…and even better for people who need a little help with color matching! While they do not have ALL the colors, they do make a lovely set of swatches when you twist and turn the cube.

Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube

Each cube is hand-adorned with the color swatch stickers by yours truly. Puzzle cubes are prefabricated. While they are durable and my personal puzzle cube has lasted for about a year now, they are not intended to be toy for young children. These and other fun home and office items are available at Pink Toe Press, my Etsy Shop!

Graphic Design, Typography

Manicule: Pointing the Way

I know they say it’s impolite to point, but I couldn’t help myself!

Pink Toe Press Manicule Button

Now available at Pink Toe Press’ Etsy Shop are Manicule Buttons. Also called the Index, Pointing Hand, or Bishop’s Fist, these typographic symbols were very important in printing from the 12th century to the 18th century. In the 18th through the 20th century, they became more widely used in directional signage than in printed books. With increased popularity of the typewriter, they became less used as they were too wide for typewriter keys. Never out of favor, they are still popular today, especially among typography lovers. They are my favorite symbol after my beloved Ampersand.

Used in a similar fashion to bullets to bring attention to passages, these iconic symbols will catch everyone’s eye. These buttons are a great way to show your love of typography or to bring attention to yourself or a detail on your wardrobe. Made from antique woodblock and letterpress Manicule symbols. Available in 2-packs or 4-packs; Left or Right facing.