"If precious asks, and it doesn't answer, we eats it!"

Hi! I'm Kristin and I'm a graphic designer from Austin, Texas. I LOVE typography and have done hand lettering in the past on a small scale for logos and other projects, but I've never had any real training. I signed up for this class because I often feel lost in the process and wanted some insight for developing a more organized work flow.

For those who aren't familiar with The Hobbit, my quote is a line from the Riddles in the Dark scene. Bilbo has gotten lost inside of a cave after escaping the goblins and has encountered Gollum for the first time. Gollum agrees that they will have a contest of riddles. He agrees to show Bilbo the way out of the cave if Bilbo can come up with the right answer. Otherwise Gollum gets to eat him.

My boyfriend suggested the quote since he is reading the book to his 4 year old son and we really like the humor in some of the lines.

Some word association ...

Playing with some different styles. Representational at the top (looks a little like scary trees), the second one is a little creepy and has an eyeball that reminds me of Gollum's giant eyeballs, the blackletter I screwed up the spacing so will have to try that one again ... the last one just going for sort of a medieval serif font that is still clean and readable.


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