'Served' with the latest creative finds by The Cool Hunter earlier today, I was presented with the GORGEOUS typography book created by Jackson Cook.
The type inset goes like so:
This book was a project for my Advanced Typography class at SUNY Purchase College. The assignment was to simply create a book about typography, using appropriated text from other sources. The layout and example paragraphs was entirely up to the class to decide for themselves. I decided to draw inspiration from old wanted posters, and victorian typography for my book to create an old western feel to the book. I tried to make the project an exercise in creating as much contrast and color on the page, without actually using any color.
Isn't it funky? Tres cool.
Sourcing more end of year portfolio inspiration. If you've got any cool links - email or twitter me!
I love finding new sources of quirky, comfy, homely art. And this afternoon whilst scrolling through my dashboard I came across this lovely piece:
by Melanie from Spread The Love. Simply adorable little pieces that give you a warm, fuzzy feeling. I particularly love this one, just as I love the song it quotes 'Home' by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros. If only I had my earphones here at uni, I could be bopping along to it right now!
Well, into my For The Quill And Ink inspiration folder, and off I go to research for assignments and freelance projects for the afternoon.
What a start to the week - so much to think about.
Another fabulous idea for a bookshelf... oh I can't wait to have my own bookshop!
I spoke about this with Boyfriend last night and have to say I am excited about the future. So I thought I could share some of that with you. The designs a little unconventional, a little mad - but then again, so am I. Love it.
If you know of any gorgeous little bookshops I should know about please comment below or email me a link via firstname.lastname@example.org
The reason for my late and restless nights of recent have been due to my flu I 'miraculously' caught (Pah!), however, it has given me plenty of time to think when I simply haven't had the energy to do much else. So I'm contemplating on sharing some of my old illustrations with you... should I? I'm not sure. I mean one of the reasons to have an artistically inspired blog would be to promote oneself would you not think? Silly question. Anyway. My aim is to share a few pieces of me with you lovely folk over the next short while. I've also been inspired by the lovely Meet Me At Mike's craft book and may take on a Julie/Julia project in the not too distant futures with craft projects... it's in the pipeline anyway.
Love, like, or otherwise - let me know your thoughts - I've got a thick skin (I think) and would love to know anyway.
Unfortunately during the course of the weekend I managed to pick up a flu bug and so have been quite ill since I've been back. Boo, I know.
Today I'm at home working on a few home projects and must-do things, whilst watching Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with the wee sis and my friend Kirsten. Trying not to pass on my illness all the while.
Above is the new desktop wallpaper I downloaded from Design*Sponge for the month of April. Although the weather has been quite warm here in Brisbane today, the bouts of chilliness prove that autumn has definitely arrived... I can't wait for the real winter wooliness to begin.