August 4th, 2013

week #41 – @dr_shelley / Shelley

Shelley Gruendler

Who are you and where do you come from?
Shelley Gruendler
I currently live on Galiano Island in lovely British Columbia, Canada; but I grew up in North Carolina, USA and lived in Reading, England for 7 years for graduate school.

Share your twitter account with us and tell us what you are twittering about:
I tweet about anything – whether it be a complaint about someone on the bus or a description of when my cat threw up last night or even a bit of typography that I’ve noticed that day. It’s purely based on mood – and you’ll know if I’m in a bad one!

What inspires you?
Everything! I’m a total magpie in that I collect anything and everything. I love ephemera and old books but I also get inspired on walks with my dog around my rainforested island. I’m never at a loss for ideas, just at a loss for time to implement them.

Time travel: Where would you go to?
The interwar years in England & the USA, from around 1920 to 1935. I researched the era in detail for my graduate work and I’m simply fascinated by all of the people and ideas and subsequent growth of typography during that time.

Name your favorite present book:
Looking for a new one now that I’ve finished all the Wallender series by Henning Mankell! I’ve been reading vintage Ellery Queen and Ngaio Marsh ones in the meantime.

Which tweeter would you recommend for @createandrotate and why?
Tiffany Wardle (@typegirl) is a HUGE resource of information regarding typography. A must. [USA]
Jessica Yurasek (@missjessrose) is a graphic designer has been tweeting about her around the world trip. [USA]
Lisa Hemingway (@lisahemingway) is a designer that specialises in sustainability. She’s always mentioning groups and resources. [CANADA]


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