123

12

I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

My quote (by Galileo) is a little long, but many of the words are little ones, so hopefully it will work out...

I chose this quote because I think it's perfect for a "happy solstice" greeting - kind of an alternative winter holiday card I'd like to send out in December.

We just had our fall back time change, and it is definitely getting darker earlier. I'm just thinking about the origins of some of our winter holidays - light and darkness and safety come to mind. Back in the days before electricity, when it was dark in winter, it was probably really dark. Like scary dark. I like the idea of being brave in the darkness. And I love that Galileo said this because he was quite brave himself.

******************

Brainstorming!

******************

Mood board:

I like dark colors for this idea - black and midnight blue and gold.  I like the idea of tone-on-tone and disappearing elements.  Lots of celestial imagery and star-mappy stuff here.  I also like the idea of very old texts - that type from Galileo's time is so beautiful and evocative of that renaissance era when people were making new discoveries.  I also like the way some of it is aged and tattered.

******************

12/4/2013

A bit more mood boarding and brainstorming and now I will finally warm up!

******************

12/4/2013

Here's my warm up.  I picked 5 of the more understated options because I don't want my final piece to be too "cute."  Hopefully it's not too boring...  What do you think?

******************

12/5/2013

A few starting thumbnails.  This is always the part that I have trouble with.  I think I need to post it, sleep, and do some more tomorrow.

I think the 2 bottom, right-most have the most potential.  (The one with blackletter in a circle, and the one with s*t*a*r*s written out a bit wider.)  Any feedback would be appreciated!

******************

12/5/2013

Oh here's another...

Plus the original thumbnails inverted:

Comments

Please sign in or sign up to comment.