Finding new and interesting icons for any web project can be a pain. I needed some for a page I was writing on Websites for Commercial Painting Companies and decided to dust off my Adobe Illustrator skills. I really like the way they turned out, the quick brush style fits with topic and they didn't take me much longer than trying to find something suitable on the stock and clip-art pages. I decided to offer them for free download to anyone looking for something fun for your painters' project. Different from the other blocky icons you see on most painting...

I was lucky enough to get an invite to the 50th Anniversary Party for Grammy Award Winning Stoughton Printing Co. on August 10th. Aside from entertainment (the excellent Gethen Jenkins as well as Stoughton employee Jerry Zinn), drinks and food we were treated to tours of the facility. From the sales office to pre-press, to the plate room and onto the massive Heidelberg printers. From there we went onto the gluing and folding room. They also had the International Printing Museum in the house with letterpress machines that were inked up and ready to roll. We got to hand pull classic...