These were so much fun! To help promote my new Custom Lettering page I designed and printed these self-promos. I wanted to reference punchy neon coupons and advertisements, with a little bit of a sixties vibe. Printed on Neenah Astrobrights. I especially love their Stardust White, which is what the "Hi" is printed on. I affixed that personalized note with a sticky dot, and I'm pretty curious if recipients will pull the card off or just fold it down the corner. If you're an art director or would like one, please get in touch.
As my first conference I was quite nervous about, you know, that most basic of conference activities - talking to people I don't know. To that end I'm eternally grateful to my conference buddy and Instagram-friend-turned-IRL-friend Lindsey Charles! We're both actually based in South Carolina but met for the first time in NYC at Typographics! It was great to have someone even just to sit next to that was a familiar face.
The structure of Typographics was really great. It has a formal schedule of talks at a huge hall with presentations, and also an informal schedule of chats/ workshops/ hangouts called TypeLab. I loved it all! Highlights were (in no particular order) Fried Eggs & Flourishes: American Advertising Lettering of the Mid-20th Century by Ken Barber, the LetterMaker Stencil workshop by Kelcey Towell, John Downer's sign painting demos, Developing Type & Image for Poster Design by Annik Troxler, and iLetter: Using Your iPhone and iPad for sketching Calligraphic Letterforms by Charles & Thorn.
Probably one of the coolest things was getting up the courage to introduce myself to Nina Stössinger and giving her a Lucky No. 7 pin. She was so kind and welcoming and immediately put on the pin! AND THEN she talked to Kris Sowersby who wanted one, so she messaged me on Twitter to find him, and I was able to give him one and he WORE IT IN HIS TALK! He was also hilarious and just awesome in general. AND THEN my Alphabettes mentor Victoria Rushton wore hers as well during a spotlight! I'm pretty sure this all means that my first conference was a success :)
With everything going on between work and the Summer of Love for Letters it's been busy! In a good way! Still, I was very much looking forward to a lovely long weekend in the mountains of Georgia. Ellijay did not disappoint! Although it's historically know for apples and it's not apple season, AND I illustrated a peach for this post (LOL, an apple is coming I am just difficult) I had a great time! Eight people, four dogs, three nights in the hot tub, one hike, one winery, and plenty of beautiful views made for a much needed weekend of recharging and resting.
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I am beyond thrilled that I will be attending a summer type design program at The Cooper Union in New York City!
When I was young, I would spend hours in Microsoft Word typing my name in every typeface available. I was fascinated that the style of lettering communicated a message just as strongly as the language itself—and thus began my curiosity with and love for letters.
Right now my goal is to understand how custom lettering and typeface design can be used to bring a unique voice to life in tandem with illustration and branding. This summer will help me gain the skills needed to carry out any vision, nurturing the link between communication and my creativity, as well as the opportunity to learn and collaborate in person (gasp!) with people who share the same passion.
Hopefully one day it’ll be my typefaces I’m entering into a Word document over and over again :)
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A bit of the process behind creating these fortune tellers for my side biz Lazy Supply Co. I'm not quite sure where the idea for this came from but once I started sketching I was really excited! I knew right off the bat that I wanted a nice chunky script which, honestly, is what most of my lettering explorations end up being. But! For a new twist I wanted to try some cut-ins and shadows much like the work of Mark Caneso. Also my original phrase was "Look Beyond" but to better fill the square space I changed it to the phrase "Look to the Future". It was a lot of fun to work out all of the dot patterns and see how they worked together. They also ended up being a great way to add depth and dimension while keeping the design one color. Lovely Stardust White from Neenah Paper made the finished product look stunning! Pick up your own here.