This is the second year that I've made gingerbread cookies THAT ARE ALSO TYPE SPECIMENS. Last year I did numerals, and this year I decided to do two phrases - "Naughty & Nice" and "Santa Snacks"! I also tried royal icing, which tastes insane!? Did everyone know that!? Tart and sweet and all delicious. Also because I am who I am I ate a few too many glyphs to capture all the phrases at once! This was super fun and festive! Thanks as always to Victoria Rushton and her article on Alphabettes!
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.
*Update* These were featured on For Print Only!
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.
This was DELICIOUS! After reading this great article on Alphabettes by Victoria Rushton (whose numerals are far, far superior), I thought I'd try my hand a baking gingerbread and piping some lettering for the first time - which, honestly, was a littttttle too ambitious. I wish I had a practice round first to really get out all the kinks of my piping. BUT at least the cookies taste great, and just looking at them fills me with holiday cheer.
I found some little coin purses on Etsy a while back and although I changed my mind a million times about what to do with them I finally settled on some fun spray-paint experiments. I actually forgot to take pictures of the finished product and just sold all of them in my shop but luckily I snapped some in-progress pics! Who knows I may do more of these or just start spray painting random things I find...