Depression, BBQ and Folklore, what a program!
Last news from the Swiss border with prints, fonts and inspiration
Hello my friends,
Today’s post will be a mix of news and inspiration. The last weeks have been a bit complicated because of all these days off here in Europe. But I could manage do several things I am pretty happy with. As I told you last time, my next print, The “Sketch against Depression” as I like to call it, is ready for sale. I just need to do a few good pictures, some mockups and put it on my website. I made 2 gradients versions of 10 each so it will be a very limited edition. Here is how they look at the end :)
I am already working on other prints but not sure yet which one I will work on first and I plan to do a t-shirt for a friend. I might have some to sell too. I am really looking forward the next weeks on the printing side. I am really excited of the direction it is taking.
A new font on its way
Sometimes I don’t want to create new fonts and sometimes motivation comes back. I think I have to accept these ups and downs in motivation. What I like about my job lately is that I have different things planned so for example when I don’t want to create a font, I can go to the atelier and print something :)
So here is the font with the project name “BBQ”. I started it at the beginning of the year on Fontself for the iPad. Here is the 0.1 version. I only made the letters for now, no numbers, no special characters, no accents, etc. I started spacing and kerning but it is definitely a work in progress. I am already thinking of a bigger family with extended or condensed versions but well… you know… motivation… procrastination… who knows what happens!! haha :D
So here is the first shot I made of it. As usual your feedback is welcome.
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Last time I talked about acquiring a typographic press. I actually found one locally. More expensive than the Providence Press I talked about last time but bigger size (A3+) and metallic so probably more solid in the long term.
I think this is it on my news side. Stay tuned for the new print, I will share with you the next one in the coming weeks (paid supporters get access to my process sessions btw if you are interested :P ).
Now time for some inspiration and an important survey to fill:
How are Lettering Artists & Illustrators making an income?
Martina Flor is conducting an interesting survey to know much better about the Lettering Business industry. How we make money, what we should do to have a more stable industry. I am really looking forward the results because it has always been difficult to me to see if there were many people making a living with doing lettering. I am not sure we are that much.
So please, do the survey, whether you are an accomplished lettering artist or if you are just starting
Artist of the week: Marisa Sheen/Sunrise Motel
I have been in love with the work of Marisa for some time now. Her illustrations and type work in them is really wonderful, peaceful and warm. This is typically the kind of work which brings me the will to go out for a hiking, camping and get some mid modern furniture :P Check out her Instagram account.
Book of the week: New Folk Art
I am a big fan of Folk Art in general so I was really looking forward that book from Victionary.
First of all, the book is a piece of art in itself. The cover has some really nice embossing and the inside pages are really good quality ones and the layout is superb. I also really like how it is segmented into sections. I discovered a lot of asian folkloric design and illustrations. Good mix between ancient art and modern design, especially for packaging and editorial. The book is really really great and worth the buy :)
Ok, my friends, this is for today. I hope you have a great weekend. It will be sunny here so I will be out for sure gardening or hiking.
Take care and see you next week :)