A log of personal projects, photography, color palettes and things I find inspiring.
Category Archives: Typography
I’ve been following Jessica Hische’s Daily Drop Cap project for quite a while now. It’s inspiring to see a fellow designer be able to pound out gorgeous work so frequently. Similarly, for the new year I wanted to take part the 365 project, where you take and upload a photograph every day. Sadly, my camera went missing/was stolen/isn’t-here-and-is-generally-making-me-really-sad, so until I get a replacement I’ll have to hold off on starting that project. Fortunately, I’ve really pushed myself to keep this blog updated regularly and I find that by forcing myself to find content to share, I’ve kept myself inspired from day-to-day.
I chose a few of my favorite drop caps from Jessica’s project, hopefully they’ll keep inspiring me to be creative outside of work. Do you have any “extracurricular” art projects that they enjoy indulging in? Feel free to share in the comments!
I did this quick sketch completely freehand using the new Line Width Tool in Illustrator CS5. If you haven’t taken a chance to play around with it I would definitely suggest you give it a try. I’m excited to do more complex samples with it.
Check out the tool in action in this video by Jessica Hische.
There’s nothing I love more than carnival typography, so I was in hog heaven when we went to the North Carolina State Fair. I took a lot of pictures with my 120mm Holga camera but I haven’t yet developed them. Instead enjoy these two gems I took with my crappy point and shoot.