I've got a new icon up on the Noun Project. They've been (and still are!) such a great resource for so many designers over the years, it's fun to feel like I can contribute a bit. Check them out here! thenounproject.com
I came to realize after the first week of lettering quotes that if this is going to be sustainable. I'm going to need some themes. I roughed out the next 5 weeks or so, and it feels good to have something to bounce ideas off of instead of the million-and-one things that are never good enough to write, or depending on things I'm watching in the evening to provide me with a good quote or word.
Last night we watched The Babadook, which was beautiful, the art direction and color palettes were amazing.
Hello to all three or four of you that are reading this!
So I've made it through 3 days so far, I might as well announce that I'm doing the 100days project.
What Is the 100-Day Project? It’s a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making. The great surrender is the process; showing up day after day is the goal. For the 100-Day Project, it’s not about fetishizing finished products—it’s about the process.
The action I decided upon is to create some loopy, goofy, playful (and probably pretty bad) handlettering. You'll find it on instagram under the hashtag #badhandlettering My goal is to just make a bunch of it and hopefully get to #okhandlettering and then to #prettygoodhandlettering. My inspiration will come from things I overhear, funny conversations and the occasional internet troll.
I promise absolutely nothing profound, no RUMI quotes or Ben Franklin platitudes unless they're 100% made up.
It's probably going to be mostly badly photocopied fart jokes TBH.
"I like turtles" -Abraham Lincoln
Can't show much more than details, but here's some bits of a larger deck I was working on this weekend that didn't make it into the final.
I was looking at a ribbon/path shape to pull through the rest of the diagrams. We ended up going with something a little chunkier and bolder.
Riding the line between sloppy and tight, I'm getting to the point where I like all the little mistakes. That little "killer" is making me pretty happy.
Came across this piece of weird radness from a couple of months ago. I should do something with it eh? Hmmm…
I bought some brushes and presets from Kyle Webster. The screentone brushes alone are fantastic. Been really enjoying playing around with them, just abstract tests are a lot of fun. I love the watercolor paper texture so much I'm going to make everyone sick of it.
Mookda is such a cutie! Working on a personality-filled brochure for a friend's hand-harvested salt company. So nice to have such a lovely and authentic story to work with, a 4th generation family-owned small business in Thailand.
I'm alternately in love and aggravated with Illustrator's pattern creation tools. Layering them up is fun though.
Minerva is Madarka's Segmentation Engine. Eventually I'll be creating a graphic/icon for it, but for now I'm pretty pleased with the wordmark.