I am very very excited to announce the arrival of my two twin cousins :) For my aunt’s baby shower, which was just a month ago, my sister and I made a few gifts. We used non toxic baby safe fabric markers (Which are awful, but they are child safe and do the trick) to decorate two ‘newborn sized’ onesies. These things are so small and adorable! I also painted four wooden boards from Walmart in a bright yellow, distressed the edges with a deep brown, and used mod podge to stick on some cute alphabet stickers. We wrapped it all up with a Dr.Suess reference (“Thing 1” and “Thing 2”). As we didn’t know the gender at that point, we had to keep everything very gender neutral. With two new girls in the family, I am looking forward to adding pink into their lives :)
In Typography, we were asked to create a poster for any book, movie, or play using only elements of type. I decided to use elements of the Cheshire cat to represent the move Alice in Wonderland. To create the bars at the bottom & the teeth, I used the letter ‘l’ in a sans serif font. I then used a serif font bracket for the smile.
I created these two additional posters. I used serif and sans serif “o”‘s to represent the different ‘worlds’ in Inception (I don’t think this worked out as well), and a simple bracket & dash to represent Captain Hook in Peter Pan. I also created an additional version of the Alice in Wonderland with whiskers.
If you haven’t seen expressive typography posters before, check out this link for inspiration! http://blog.gessato.com/2011/06/13/typographic-movie-posters-by-patrik-svensson/
As a quick in-class assignment for Typography, we were asked to prepare 30 examples of ‘expressive type’. This meant we could only use letters or symbols to express a specific word. I did half using my new Prismacolor Fine Line Markers, and the remaining on InDesign. Of course, some are better than others :)
Two weeks ago, I was all packed and ready to go for my one week adventure in Lima, Peru. It was my first trip to South America, and also my first official work trip! With so many work obligations and things to see, I only managed to find a few hours for shopping in the “Indie Market” to pick up a couple of gifts for my family & friends. Lima was absolutely beautiful! The weather was in the mid 20’s with a cool ocean breeze. I had mangoes with my breakfast every morning, and I had an amazing time practicing Spanish with all the locals :)
The week I landed also happened to be one of my friend’s birthdays :) I decided to whip up a quick Peru Inspired card to match the Peruvian inspired scarf I got her. Today also happens to be MY birthday! So Feliz Cumpleanos to me as well ;)
I recently started a Graphic Design course in typography. It’s only been two lessons, and I’ve already learnt a lot! Our prof is a self proclaimed “Typography Nerd”, and after a brief introduction to some terminology, we were introduced to different types of black letter text. For my first assignment, I used black India ink, my old school ink pen, and card stock to draft some letters. I then used Photoshop to put it all together. My rough draft is attached below: