WE CAME, WE SAW, WE DID.
Today marks the end of 56 fantastic days of #Doing. We’ve learned new skills, experienced epic thrills and left no day unconquered. So let’s reminisce on the last eight weeks, and relive some of the best Summer of Doing moments:
DIYing »
#DIYing kicked it off, challenging us to make, brew and grow things we’d never thought to try ourselves. Meg Paska, the Brooklyn Homesteader, guided us through the finer points of bees and beer.
EATING »
Hungry from all the hard work, we dug into #Eating – nomming out of food trucks, on top of blankets, and even in our own backyards with Food52 as our sous chef.
CELEBRATING »
The week of July 4th brought out our inner party animal, so we went #Celebrating in style. And Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day lent us her best party planning (and party starting) tips.
GIVING »
After our week of fun and frenzy, we shifted gears to #Giving. We learned from Annie Fox how important it is to teach kids to be nice, and even teamed up with DoSomething.org.
WANDERLUSTING »
Then we got restless. So with  Midlife Road Trip as our co-pilots, we discovered and shared the most beautiful and unique places to explore. And so did you.
RIDING »
Feeling a need for more speed, we went #Riding. Gretta Kreusi showed us the ropes of Kite Surfing while Darryl Kotyk shared his love for bikes. Horses and skateboards made appearances, too, naturally.
JAMMING »
We turned up the volume for the week of #Jamming, creating a custom Spotify playlist for each word, with a hand (and ear) from Andy Grammer, who also crowned our first-ever Bing Air Guitar Champion.
COMPETING »
The summer had a strong finish with the week of #Competing, where we took cues from across the pond (and from Dhani Jones) on sports everyone should try at least once.  
Throughout the summer, each word of the day was given the ultimate treatment, with beautiful images and inspiring Typography to match. Learn more about the brilliant typographers who collaborated with us, and find out why they’re just our type.
Thanks for spending the summer with us! Share your best summer moments, and what you’re #Doing next, on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Pinterest.

WE CAME, WE SAW, WE DID.

Today marks the end of 56 fantastic days of #Doing. We’ve learned new skills, experienced epic thrills and left no day unconquered. So let’s reminisce on the last eight weeks, and relive some of the best Summer of Doing moments:

DIYing »

#DIYing kicked it off, challenging us to make, brew and grow things we’d never thought to try ourselves. Meg Paska, the Brooklyn Homesteader, guided us through the finer points of bees and beer.

EATING »

Hungry from all the hard work, we dug into #Eating – nomming out of food trucks, on top of blankets, and even in our own backyards with Food52 as our sous chef.

CELEBRATING »

The week of July 4th brought out our inner party animal, so we went #Celebrating in style. And Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day lent us her best party planning (and party starting) tips.

GIVING »

After our week of fun and frenzy, we shifted gears to #Giving. We learned from Annie Fox how important it is to teach kids to be nice, and even teamed up with DoSomething.org.

WANDERLUSTING »

Then we got restless. So with  Midlife Road Trip as our co-pilots, we discovered and shared the most beautiful and unique places to explore. And so did you.

RIDING »

Feeling a need for more speed, we went #Riding. Gretta Kreusi showed us the ropes of Kite Surfing while Darryl Kotyk shared his love for bikes. Horses and skateboards made appearances, too, naturally.

JAMMING »

We turned up the volume for the week of #Jamming, creating a custom Spotify playlist for each word, with a hand (and ear) from Andy Grammer, who also crowned our first-ever Bing Air Guitar Champion.

COMPETING »

The summer had a strong finish with the week of #Competing, where we took cues from across the pond (and from Dhani Jones) on sports everyone should try at least once.  

Throughout the summer, each word of the day was given the ultimate treatment, with beautiful images and inspiring Typography to match. Learn more about the brilliant typographers who collaborated with us, and find out why they’re just our type.

Thanks for spending the summer with us! Share your best summer moments, and what you’re #Doing next, on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Pinterest.

WHAT’S YOUR TYPE?
They’ve wowed us with their illustration, design, and lettering, so we’ve been shining a spotlight on each of our typographers that have made our words of the day so magical. Click on each artist’s name to view their bio:
Jon Contino »
Dan Cassaro »
Jessica Hische »
Mira Nameth »
Chris Ayres »
Sweta Patel »

WHAT’S YOUR TYPE?

They’ve wowed us with their illustration, design, and lettering, so we’ve been shining a spotlight on each of our typographers that have made our words of the day so magical. Click on each artist’s name to view their bio:

Jon Contino »

Dan Cassaro »

Jessica Hische »

Mira Nameth »

Chris Ayres »

Sweta Patel »

A FEW WORDS WITH…SWETA PATEL
New York City-based designer and illustrator Sweta Patel takes inspiration from a smorgasbord of the unexpected. From her Indian roots, to her NJ upbringing, to her not-so-secret action flick obsession, Sweta’s unique mix of influences have contributed to her overall killer taste and saucy design skills.
Starting out as a wedding invitation designer and calligrapher, she also took on many illustrating projects (she did study it, after all). Currently, she lends her delicate and graceful handiwork to designs for a variety of major brands (ahem, like us).
We’re thrilled she was able to put her penmanship to work for several words during the Summer of Doing - from Home Brewing, to Trick Shotting and several more in between.
On the personal side , she loves fast food, ice cream sundaes and dirty martinis. And even though she’s brilliant with a pen, she’s a self-admitted horrible speller (hooray for spell check!).  
See more work from Sweta on her Dribbble portfolio, and follow her on Pinterest to see what’s keeping her inspired.

See all of our typographer features here. 

A FEW WORDS WITH…SWETA PATEL

New York City-based designer and illustrator Sweta Patel takes inspiration from a smorgasbord of the unexpected. From her Indian roots, to her NJ upbringing, to her not-so-secret action flick obsession, Sweta’s unique mix of influences have contributed to her overall killer taste and saucy design skills.

Starting out as a wedding invitation designer and calligrapher, she also took on many illustrating projects (she did study it, after all). Currently, she lends her delicate and graceful handiwork to designs for a variety of major brands (ahem, like us).

We’re thrilled she was able to put her penmanship to work for several words during the Summer of Doing - from Home Brewing, to Trick Shotting and several more in between.

On the personal side , she loves fast food, ice cream sundaes and dirty martinis. And even though she’s brilliant with a pen, she’s a self-admitted horrible speller (hooray for spell check!).  

See more work from Sweta on her Dribbble portfolio, and follow her on Pinterest to see what’s keeping her inspired.


See all of our typographer features here. 

A FEW WORDS WITH…CHRISTOPHER AYRES
When dreams of making it on Broadway faded, Chris Ayres decided to pursue his other passion: design. And good thing for us, because he brought the drama to three of our favorite words this summer: Roller Derbying, Cheesemaking and Dubstepping. 
With his keen eye, stellar taste, and sharp wit, Chris is always seeking new ways to push the limits and break the mold in making his mark. A self-proclaimed Pixel Perfectionist, he certainly has a way with words, though his work speaks eloquently for itself.
See all of his Summer of Doing typographic talents in action here »
Craving more Chris? Check out his website, his Dribbble profile, and follow him on Twitter and Tumblr for design inspiration, cool art and photography blogs, and highlights from his latest projects. And be sure to congratulate him on his new Brussels Griffon puppy, “Baxter,” who’s absolutely adorable, “in an Ewok-y sort of way.” 

See all of our typographer features here.

A FEW WORDS WITH…CHRISTOPHER AYRES

When dreams of making it on Broadway faded, Chris Ayres decided to pursue his other passion: design. And good thing for us, because he brought the drama to three of our favorite words this summer: Roller Derbying, Cheesemaking and Dubstepping.

With his keen eye, stellar taste, and sharp wit, Chris is always seeking new ways to push the limits and break the mold in making his mark. A self-proclaimed Pixel Perfectionist, he certainly has a way with words, though his work speaks eloquently for itself.

See all of his Summer of Doing typographic talents in action here »

Craving more Chris? Check out his website, his Dribbble profile, and follow him on Twitter and Tumblr for design inspiration, cool art and photography blogs, and highlights from his latest projects. And be sure to congratulate him on his new Brussels Griffon puppy, “Baxter,” who’s absolutely adorable, “in an Ewok-y sort of way.” 


See all of our typographer features here.

DON’T MESS WITH THIS FACE
@CinsationalJenn reigned supreme in our #GameFaceOff challenge, and has been rewarded with a custom mug (of their menacing mug). Just imagine this face staring you down during your morning coffee. That’s a real breakfast of champions.
Check out more sinister stares on Pinterest.
WHAT THE FACE?! »

DON’T MESS WITH THIS FACE

@CinsationalJenn reigned supreme in our #GameFaceOff challenge, and has been rewarded with a custom mug (of their menacing mug). Just imagine this face staring you down during your morning coffee. That’s a real breakfast of champions.

Check out more sinister stares on Pinterest.

WHAT THE FACE?! »

BING’S ROLLER DERBY ROSTER // SEE IF YOU MADE THE CUT
We challenged you to come up with your #RollerDerbying alter ego on Facebook and Twitter, and you brought your A-game. For real.
Now, we’re proud to unveil the officially unofficial roster for the Bing Cherry Bombs, starring a team of the fiercest names around.
Shreddie Mercury- Eric V. on Facebook 
Smashley Simpson- Amani L. on Facebook
Halle Bury- Philly B. on Facebook
Evie El- Chris P. on Facebook
Betty Clock-Her- Heather W. on Facebook 
Helen Killer- Ryan S. on Facebook
Sarah Painlin- Dania R. on Facebook
Hip Check Barbie- Kaweah S. on Facebook
Sally Switch Blade- Pamela H. on Facebook
Chick Norris- Shane M. on Facebook
Poise N. Ivy- Mayeli A. on Facebook
Dee Stroyer- Brett B. on Facebook
Barb Wire- Barbara S. on Facebook
Betty Uthenme- Jason L. on Facebook
See more smack down on our #RollerDerbying Pinterest board. 

BING’S ROLLER DERBY ROSTER // SEE IF YOU MADE THE CUT

We challenged you to come up with your #RollerDerbying alter ego on Facebook and Twitter, and you brought your A-game. For real.

Now, we’re proud to unveil the officially unofficial roster for the Bing Cherry Bombs, starring a team of the fiercest names around.

Shreddie Mercury- Eric V. on Facebook

Smashley Simpson- Amani L. on Facebook

Halle Bury- Philly B. on Facebook

Evie El- Chris P. on Facebook

Betty Clock-Her- Heather W. on Facebook 

Helen Killer- Ryan S. on Facebook

Sarah Painlin- Dania R. on Facebook

Hip Check Barbie- Kaweah S. on Facebook

Sally Switch Blade- Pamela H. on Facebook

Chick Norris- Shane M. on Facebook

Poise N. Ivy- Mayeli A. on Facebook

Dee Stroyer- Brett B. on Facebook

Barb Wire- Barbara S. on Facebook

Betty Uthenme- Jason L. on Facebook

See more smack down on our #RollerDerbying Pinterest board

Black and white and beautiful all over. Going green for inspiration. Taking inspiration from form, flower and fashion.

A FEW WORDS WITH…MIRA NAMETH

Swedish-American mutt Mira Nameth is an illustrator who aims to “always be imaginative, authentic and distinctive” in every facet of her work. We think her ethereal, elegant designs do just that – uncovering beauty in contrast and opposition, and the juxtaposition of organic forms against figurative or imaginative elements. Mira’s work draws heavily from the flora and fauna of her Swedish upbringing, and the fashions of eras past. So it’s no surprise that she also puts her talents towards designing her own fashion line, Innocence and Arsenik. Because why limit yourself to beautiful words and images when you can also drape yourself in your designs?

We knew she’d come up with something brilliant for Foraging, Vertical Gardening and Underwater Hockeying. And she proved us right.

View all her breathtaking typography here.

Beyond the Summer of Doing, Mira’s international roster of clients includes Crabtree & Evelyn, Coca-Cola, American Express and Centurion Magazine, Absolut Vodka, IKEA, Clinique, Harrod’s, Random House, and several other publishers and fashion magazines. She has exhibited in the US, UK, and Sweden, and has been awarded by American Illustration 31 and PRINT Magazine.

Need more Mira? Check out her website and Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.

For illustration inquiries, Mira Nameth is represented worldwide by peppercookies.


See all of our typographer features here.

In her Title Case workshop. Process makes perfect. More than just a pretty (type)face. A finished product.

A FEW WORDS WITH…JESSICA HISCHE

More than a few words are necessary when talking about Jessica Hische. Yes, she’s a letterer, illustrator and self-described “avid internetter.” Yes, she made her foray into typography fame with the Daily Drop Cap, a project in which every day she created a new illustrative letter each day - working through the alphabet a total of twelve times. And yes, she has the most adorable wedding website in the history of the internets.

But it’s Jessica’s prolific body of work and whimsical sensibility that make her a seriously big deal in the graphic design and typography worlds. Her words have graced the pages (and covers and credits) of clients like Wes Anderson, Dave Eggers, Tiffany’s, The New York Times, Penguin Books, Target, American Express and Wired Magazine. And her astounding body of work hasn’t gone unnoticed. She’s received accolades from Print Magazine, Forbes, Young Guns and multiple magazines worldwide.

We geeked out over her work, too. Which is why we put her talents towards the typography for every week we could – from Competing to Wanderlusting and everything in between.

Check it all out here.

Can’t get enough Jessica? Visit her website and blog, and follow her on Twitter. (And seriously, look at her wedding website. It’s the best thing ever.)


See all of our typographer features here.