Katherine Young

Designer & Artist

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Collect Memories Not Stuff

May 31, 2014

Initial Concept

I am going to illustrate the saying 'Create Memories Not Stuff' for my project. I am interested in the concept of subtractive lettering that was brought up and the concept of object as typography. I am also interested in the use of duct tape. As in, an object used in lettering. I am probably going to incorporate my quilling work into the finished product. I am going to use my own brand with themes that I have used in my work over time. This main theme being scrolling work accenting type in the design.

Here is a quick layout of work I have done at the very beginning of my design career till now. I feel these represent the direction I want to head. 

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Here is some other work I am really inspired by that represents where I want to go with the type work. It isn't messy but I feel it is still authentic and the forms are type in many different concepts.

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I will add some sketch ideas next and then will just go for it! I am forgetting all I have learned using my own work as reference instead of the experts!

FINAL PROJECT:

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My final work. It includes quilling, my upcycling of sheet music, and many of the swirls I doodle. My favorite part is the "like this" poking fun at the fact that I just created stuff you can collect. Also "like this" is from "Walk This Way" by my fav bad boys from Boston, Aerosmith!

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This is the finished project framed!

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This beauty is listed in my Etsy shop for someone to collect!

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