I’m going to be super brief today as I head to Zimbabwe tomorrow, for my cousin’s wedding, and feel like there are still 100 things left to do before our 6:30am flight. I cannot wait to see family, friends and be on my old home turf again! The dust, the air, the nostalgia. Bring it on.
I loved this the moment I saw it. Great movement, composition, sweet subject and gorgeous texture. Nice work miss Steph Baxter.
I really, really like this work. BMD is a graphic design studio that has taken a different approach to design and lettering and do it oh so well. They excel in illustration and lettering, particularly in watercolour, and have produced incredible pieces like the ones below by hand. The raw edges and detail are amazing. To the talented persons over at BMD, I salute you, and you inspire me.
He’s part of the awesome guys at Friends of Type so check it out if you haven’t already. This is another reminder to not get stuck in set methods of finding inspiration. It can be found anywhere if you are looking for it.
I’d like to focus on lettering this week, starting with this awesome piece by Molly Jacques. I took part in a great Skillshare course on drawing illustrative words with Neil Tasker (I say took part because with work pressures I haven’t had a chance to complete it.) I’m really enjoying learning and challenging myself and having always loved typography, it’s been so great to learn the differences between the arts. I’m going to share some work I find inspiring (like this) and if it works out, perhaps lettering can be a regular column here. Happy Monday, readers.
Phew… I would like to thank Miss.Rachel Jones over at Black Eiffel for sharing this cute, and super inspiring video. I agree with her on the “much needed” bit… Lately I haven’t been feeling very confident or save the world-esque, and sometimes one needs a little reminder to get up and not just keep going, but do something awesome! Thanks Kid President!
This last weekend was the annual cycle race, The Argus. The biggest timed race in the world, thousands take part, including my dad and sister, oh and Richard Branson this year. I’m always so amazed by the time and training put into that day, everyone facing the heat and wind to cycle 111km. Don’t get me wrong, I see the the appeal in being a part of something so huge, the stunning scenery of Cape Town and the feeling of achievement as you cross the finish line. Whilst I don’t see myself signing up, it got me thinking about success and what it means to different people. It reminded me that succeeding at anything takes hard work and sometimes sacrifice. We are all capable of achieving whatever it is we set out to if we are willing. I have taken a small step in the right direction by doing a 30 Day Drawing Challenge with a dear friend. Perhaps I’ll share some pictures if I’m feeling brave one day
Back to The Argus, let’s celebrate the art of cycling… starting with my awesome sister!