A ‘Ferl-ōh-wen Holiday

Furlowen (‘ferl-ōh-wen): A Celebration of the Un-Traditional

A leave of absence—much like a furlough—taken by the staff of Owen Jones for compelling, yet arbitrary reasons. Each year, colleagues and family are invited to partake of these exotic holidays.

Why give one holiday card, when you can give five? Each member of Owen’s design team took on a Furlowen day and created a custom postcard to be included in our holiday missive.


Stretch Saturday, The First Saturday in October

That one day a year when, magically, a wonderful Saturday stretches into two Saturdays in a row. Sure, you end up losing a Sunday in the shuffle, but it only happens once a year!

Designed by Tess Donohoe, Associate Creative Director

Stretchy Saturday was a good excuse to work with some experimental type. After exploring different representations of how type could be stretchy, then came the task of finding a photograph to represent the word. The vintage photo speaks for itself.

Dun-zo Day, March 15th

Comes a time when enough is enough. Maybe you fear being a quitter. Maybe you like being unhappy. But not today. This is the day when being a quitter makes you a winner.


Designed by Zach VanDeHey, Art Director

Dun-zo as a word feels like it should be an 80’s kid. Inspired by Totally Awesome, neon signs, BMX Bandits, and all things 80’s. Sometimes you just need a Dun-zo day, and an excuse to watch 80’s movies.

Lackadaisication Day, September 18th

Some of us just need to slow down. And while you’re at it, why not learn a word that moves just as slow as you do? Ease into the day that was invented for kicking back.

Designed by Ed Martin, Designer

What does lackadaisication feel like? No responsibilities, no stress, just you getting your super chill on. I liked the concept of life as a screaming express train chugging it’s way down the rails, turning into a cozy trip to unwind town. All aboard! Your ticket to cool out every 18th of September is here.

Lone Wolf Day, August 12th

Where does solitude end, and isolation begin? Too few contemplate these matters on their own. This Lone Wolf Day, get alone with your thoughts, just not for too long. No Lone Wolf is an island.

Designed by Meg Odell, Junior Designer

Inspired by the illustrations from “Where the Wild Things Are,” because Lone Wolf Day should be about being alone with your imagination. Plus I was really excited to make some furry type.

Owen Jones & Partners wishes you and yours a 2015 Holiday Season complete with the traditional, un-traditional and everything in-between.


Lucas Learns Open Frameworks


As part of my learning-is-the-new-black 2014 initiative, I’ve decided to learn languages by creating small projects. I limit my time in the language to a week and share the results. This year’s first undertaking is all about openFrameworks, an open-source C++ toolkit, and, after an Inspiration Friday and a few evenings, I was able to create this video: Continue reading