Yippee! GoodType Book is published

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I was super excited to get my copy of the GoodType The Book Volume 1 today in the mail. I am honored to have my lettering next to so many other great pieces of design. If you get your hands on a copy, Quote #2 is featured on page 127.

Quote#5: Reprint

Printing

I printed a bunch of these gems today. Metallic gold and slate blue ink on French Paper Company 100# Pure White Construction. Beautiful. Thankfully, I did not have any of the ink or registration issues I encountered the last time. Phew!

These will be available to purchase from my shop soon. I can’t wait to sign and number them.

Quote#4: Hot off the press

Printing

This is it folks…quote#4. I absolutely love how it turned out…the design, the colors, the printing. The entire package is friendly and inviting. (Pun intended.)

I can’t believe I have one more poster to print. Soon, the prints will be available to purchase and all proceeds will go to support Mom’s House Phoenixville. I’m excited that my design will help make a difference in a child’s life.

Good Type Book

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Good News! I was notified last week that Quote#2 was selected to be published in the first Good Type Book. Good Type posts such amazing lettering work daily. This is an honor to be included especially since the Art4Heart Project is my first true foray into hand lettering. (Doodles created during meetings do not count.) I’m humbled.

Quote#3: Is History!

Letterpress

I was a busy bee today. I started and finished printing both colors of quote#3. (I even squeezed in a quick 2+ mile run this afternoon before got cleaned-up and went to AIGA Philly’s Feedback 17 portfolio review.) And, I managed to record the printing of one poster via Hyperlapse. Check it out!

Quote#2: Printed

Letterpress, Printing

I just wanted to share a detail photo of the final printed piece. I finished printing quote#2 last week and forget to post a picture. I love the metallic silver on the Speckletone Kraft from French Paper Company.

Quote#1: Printing

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Yesterday marked the start of the final phase of the Art4Heart Project…printing. Above are some process shots. I’m pleased with how everything came out. (This is the first time I printed a two-color design from separate plates.) I will take better photos of the final printed pieces once they are all dry. All proceeds from the sale of Art4Heart Project prints will go to Mom’s House of Phoenixville. Check back in May for details on purchasing.

Quote#5: Color Options

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Good news. I have finished designing the fifth and final installment for the Art4Heart Project. Yesterday I ordered printing plates for Quote#1 and will begin letterpress printing next week. Exciting!

Today, I’m posting the color explorations for Quote#5. Color breaks will remain the same…just playing with color. I want to overprint my inks but also want to use metallic gold. This can be a problem since metallics are opaque. That is why I have paired it with grey and slate blue. Those color each have some transparency unlike solid black. Below are the options. Feel free to tell me which one you prefer.

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Slate Blue & Gold

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Blue & Red

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Grey & Gold

Quote#5: WIP – Color Breaks & Overprinting

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The design of quote#5 has an athletic, sports emblem feel that works well contextually. I enjoy exploring lettering styles and this solution is much more masculine than my last design. I chose to stylistically transform the “challenge” and “change” to reinforce the concept visually.

Above is a snapshot of my progress. I have finished redrawing the letterforms in Adobe Illustrator and now am evaluating how I can apply color and utilize overprinting as a technique to add more dimension to the design. I also need to make some decisions on how I want to handle the front banner. Do I keep it in outline or add a fill of color? A solid color could be nice, especially since letterpress printing large areas of color tends to be imperfect and distressed. Do I want it distressed? What about printing it black and metallic gold? I’m not sure, but I will update soon.

Quote#5: Challenge & Change

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“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” —Fred DeVito

Today was full of “challenges” and “changes” as I began to develop the style of the key words from one of yesterdays thumbnail concepts. I believe I have a good framework for layering and expansion.