Mondays, Maggie Muses: Tony Ziebetzki’s Type Scan Alphabet

I have been on a paper art kick lately. I also am drawn to typography. German graphic designer Tony Ziebetzki came up with something that can only be described as artful and intriguing. Using just paper, scalpel, ruler and scanner he has created an alphabet that is visually impactful. The fact that each letter has its own unique personality is equally impressive. Who knew that using just 4 elements could create remarkable results? Obviously Ziebetzki did!

Type Scan Alphabet - A

Type Scan Alphabet – A

Type Scan Alphabet -B

Type Scan Alphabet -B

Type Scan Alphabet - N

Type Scan Alphabet – N

Type Scan Alphabet - F

Type Scan Alphabet – F

Type Scan Alphabet - Q

Type Scan Alphabet – Q

Awesome, don’t you think? To view more of Ziebetzki’s Type Scan Alphabet, jump on over to his profile on Behance. All pictures are property of Tony Ziebetzki.

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Paper Holiday Decorations

Tis the season to deck the halls! I love this time of year and I tend to get a little crazy with the decorating. So many great ideas out there on the web and Pinterest!  It makes my head spin. I thought I would stick with the paper theme again this year. I like using paper for decorations because it is relatively inexpensive and can be recycled when the holidays are over. Minimizing waste is always a good thing to do, even during the holidays, don’t you think?

This year in the shop I decided to recycle our paper straw wreaths from last year.  I painted them gold for an update and also made some simple paper ornaments in gold with touches of orange and aqua to hang on our white tree in the shop window.

It is our busiest time of the year, so not a great deal of time for crafting at home, but I like to do what I can .  I thought I would try and make paper decorations and these crafts seem like they would be simple enough to accomplish in a couple of hours.  Even during this season I am a “less is more” kind of gal and I like simple modern accents that can still make a statement. I collected my favorite ideas and hope you will find them inspiring too.

I found this oversized paper garland on the Happy Interior Blog and I absolutely love it. This has inspired me to style out our mantle at home in a similar fashion. I love the scale and the bright colors!

Paper Garland via Happy Interior Blog

I adore these simple orange neon paper stars I found on Fantas-tisch. Who says Christmas has to be all about green and red? You could recreate something similar with this tutorial I found here by

Neon Paper Stars via fantas-tisch

Neon Paper Stars via Fantas-Tisch

 A very clever advent calendar  created by Diana of Pygmy Cloud that you can make for yourself, the tutorial here.


Paper Trees Advent Calendar by Pygmy Cloud via Etsy

These geo paper ornaments are so lovely, I may have to try my hand at these too. Download and tutorial here.


Geo Ornaments via The Red Thread

These cardboard lit trees are so pretty and relatively easy to make  yourself, check out Chris’s tutorial here. 


Modern Table Top Christmas Trees via Curbly

For more ideas for the holidays follow my Pinterest board “Holiday Crafts and Decor”. 

Mondays, Maggie Muses – Paper Art

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL.   I like to “muse” about things that inspire me.  Especially on Mondays.

I have a thing for paper. Especially white paper. If you have been in our shop,  you’ll find evidence of this in the windows, vases and displays with various paper crafts I have done myself throughout the store.  However, I am a complete novice and these folks take paper crafts to a whole new level! I am definitely not worthy.  Here are some of my favorites.

Richard Sweeney crafts from plain paper  using geometry to create 3-dimensional paper sculptures.

Geometric paper craft by Richard Sweeney, image by thecoolistcom

Multi talented Elsa Mora makes tiny paper cuts by hand to make beautiful and ethereal imagery.

Papercuts by Elsa Mora, image by Elsa Mora

Matthew Shlian creates jaw-dropping sculptures with paper that seem almost impossible to imagine.

Stretch Studies by Matt shlian, image by Matt Shlian