DIY: No-carve typography pumpkins

DIY: No-carve typography pumpkins

What you’ll need:  Chalkboard and gold spray paint Painter’s masking tape Newspaper or cardboard Pumpkins Chalk Pencil Black Sharpie Typefaces! We used Lust Script by Neil Summerour &  ...Read more

DIY: Halloween piñata

DIY: Halloween piñata

What you’ll need: Cardboard Glue gun Scissors X-ACTO knife Sharpie Candy Black garbage bags Proxima Nova typeface by Mark Simonson STEP ONE You’ll need to create a template of your design out of ...Read more

Type Paris – Week Three and Four!

Type Paris – Week Three and Four!

Week three – how quickly time is moving in this program! Monday, July 4th we welcomed Alice Savoie, and Xavier Dupre as guest instructors for the day. Our tracing paper sketches were mostly refi ...Read more

Type Paris – Week Two!

Type Paris – Week Two!

Fairgoods Brand Director Shauna Hartsook is in Paris studying type design. TypeParis is an intensive 5-week programme based in Paris. Their unique approach continues the long tradition of type design ...Read more

Type Paris – Week One!

Type Paris – Week One!

Fairgoods Brand Director Shauna Hartsook is in Paris studying type design. TypeParis is an intensive 5-week programme based in Paris. Their unique approach continues the long tradition of type design ...Read more

Fort McMurray Enamel Pin

Fort McMurray Enamel Pin

As a Calgary-based company, we have been saddened by the events affecting Fort McMurray, Alberta. The wildfire that started on May 1st is now almost the size of Prince Edward Island has displaced many ...Read more

How to Eat Poutine

How to Eat Poutine

Sure, we’ve got Tim Horton’s, ketchup chips and Smarties, but Canada’s greatest food staple (and, arguably, our greatest achievement as a nation) is the poutine. Pairing piping hot gravy with squeaky ...Read more

A Guide to the Best Film Fest Etiquette

A Guide to the Best Film Fest Etiquette

The 13th annual Calgary Underground Film Festival is in full swing, meaning there are some seriously strong movies taking over Calgary’s resilient art house theatre the Globe Cinema. Whether you’re at ...Read more

Which mom is yours?

Which mom is yours?

We don’t mean to alarm you, but in the same way that your taxes will soon be due and you’ll either get a nice little return or go to prison for tax fraud, there’s another big annual milestone creeping ...Read more

How to Party at Work

How to Party at Work

There are plenty of articles out there about how to act at your office’s holiday functions. You know — don’t drink too much, don’t insult the boss’s spouse, don’t tell everyone what you secretly think ...Read more

Worst Place Awards

Worst Place Awards

Look, everyone needs recognition. As such, we’ve decided to hand out a handful of our Worst Place Ribbons to some of this week’s biggest jerks, losers and dorks. And no, they’re not all going to Donal ...Read more

Easter DIY: Stamped eggs

Easter DIY: Stamped eggs

What you’ll need: Hard-boiled eggs Tape or a rubber band Ink pad Alphabet Stamp Set STEP ONE Gently pull apart the individual letter stamps you need to create your first word. Since we created ours fo ...Read more

April Fools Day

April Fools Day

April Fools Day is fast approaching, so why not plan ahead? We’ve come up with some fun ideas using some of our products.  Make sure you order by Wednesday, March 21st to receive these products ...Read more

Blowing it

Blowing it

The world is a rich and wonderful tapestry made up of all kinds of different people, but we’ve all got one thing in common — at any given time, for various different reasons, each and every one of us ...Read more

How to Escape Trump and Move to Canada

How to Escape Trump and Move to Canada

While the American election rages on, one thing is becoming increasingly clear — reality TV star and gold­plated building owner Donald Trump might actually stand a chance. That’s a terrifying thought ...Read more

Free Printable: Valentine Punny Packaging

Free Printable: Valentine Punny Packaging

We’ve created some punny packaging that fit perfectly with our enamel pins.  Print off your these free printables on thicker than normal paper and gift to someone you love. Features Laura Worthi ...Read more

DIY: Cheers to Valentine’s Day

DIY: Cheers to Valentine’s Day

  No matter what your relationship status, nothing goes better with Valentine’s Day than a drink. That’s right. Nothing. We created a set of paper drink tags — and some recipes — for you to make your ...Read more

Fairgoods Pop-Up Shop

Fairgoods Pop-Up Shop

We are extremely excited to announce that we now have a pop-up shop with The Uncommons.  You can find a whole room of Fairgoods products at the back of their awesome store in Inglewood. Join us this T ...Read more

DIY Kit: Christmas snow globe

DIY Kit: Christmas snow globe

What you’ll need: Christmas Snow Globe Kit Hot-glue gun Water or Toy car Fake snow Mason jar White felt Miniature tree Twine or string STEP ONE Start by gluing a round piece of white felt to the botto ...Read more

Holiday DIY: Wool typography banner

Holiday DIY: Wool typography banner

In this tutorial, guest blogger Fiona Whiteway from Hung Up on Agnes shows us how to make felt typography banners. The ones featured here are Christmas-themed, but they can be made for any occasion. W ...Read more

DIY: Hankerchief wrapped gifts

DIY: Hankerchief wrapped gifts

Gifting a bottle of wine?  Why not wrap it with one of our fun handkerchiefs for something a little extra.  Is your friend heartbroken?  Wrap a bottle in one of our “Hot mess” or “Ug ...Read more

DIY: Clay monogram gift tags

DIY: Clay monogram gift tags

What you’ll need: Bookmania by Mark Simonson Polymer clay Rolling pin X-ACTO knife Gold spray paint Baker’s twine Skewer or toothpick Oven STEP ONE Unwrap your polymer clay and begin to soften the cla ...Read more