TYPE & PRETTY THINGS

TYPE & PRETTY THINGS

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here—that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
- Robin Williams, Dead Poet’s Society  (via chloescheffe)
The work develops, responds appropriately to each new task, observes and accepts the constraints of the job. There is no style, only an approach and an attitude: unapologetic intelligence and unbeatable moral integrity. Drive hard for content and for the real object, refuse the delusions of the image: that is the lesson this work offers. It won’t be accepted into the culture of empty designerism because in its spirit and in every detail, it resists that culture.
- Robin Kinross, Unjustified Texts.

A few images from my trip to New York City in June. It was my second visit; I’m still hopelessly in love with it. I had eleven days to explore and meet amazing people (including 4 days at a Cooper Union lettering workshop—see last post). More on my Instagram.

In June, I went to New York City for a 4-day Freehand Lettering workshop with Ken Barber at the Cooper Union. We spent 6-7 hours each day sketching and refining letters—a much needed respite from my normal computer routine. I’m so excited to incorporate the things I learned into my work.

Plus, everyone else at the workshop was AMAZING. It was so wonderful to be a part of this incredibly talented group of designers and letterers. Check out: Evan Macdonald | Scott Biersack | Bryce Macdonald | Eric Friedensohn | Corbin Dowd | Julie Spivey

Me, two weeks ago on the Pacific Coast Highway. Reminding myself the sea exists. The world is a huge place with opportunity at every turn. Reminding myself there’s more out there than I ever dreamed. Reminding myself that following dreams, traveling and beauty are the things I want to fill my life with. (at Pacific Coast Highway)
Me, two weeks ago on the Pacific Coast Highway. Reminding myself the sea exists. The world is a huge place with opportunity at every turn. Reminding myself there’s more out there than I ever dreamed. Reminding myself that following dreams, traveling and beauty are the things I want to fill my life with. (at Pacific Coast Highway)

Me, two weeks ago on the Pacific Coast Highway. Reminding myself the sea exists. The world is a huge place with opportunity at every turn. Reminding myself there’s more out there than I ever dreamed. Reminding myself that following dreams, traveling and beauty are the things I want to fill my life with. (at Pacific Coast Highway)

I recently started volunteering and working at a new arts center in uptown Butte, Montana. The Imagine Butte Resource Center has provided me with an outlet to experiment creatively in ways I hadn’t before. I’ve managed to meet some AMAZING people and collaborate on really cool projects. I’m excited for the center’s future and our creative output.

Remembering the life of author Gabriel Garcia Marquez today. His work is written so beautifully. Here’s a quote that struck me from One Hundred Years of Solitude that I lettered last year.
Remembering the life of author Gabriel Garcia Marquez today. His work is written so beautifully. Here’s a quote that struck me from One Hundred Years of Solitude that I lettered last year.

Remembering the life of author Gabriel Garcia Marquez today. His work is written so beautifully. Here’s a quote that struck me from One Hundred Years of Solitude that I lettered last year.

I’m working on something I’m ridiculously excited about—an opportunity to experiment with type. Work in progress.

Went to New York City, but my flight got delayed on the way. So, I busted out my micron pens to while away some time.
Went to New York City, but my flight got delayed on the way. So, I busted out my micron pens to while away some time.

Went to New York City, but my flight got delayed on the way. So, I busted out my micron pens to while away some time.