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There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind

Nov. 1st:

I have been interested in design for a long time. I spent hours in photoshop as a teenager designing graphics of my favorite band and movies, etc. As I moved into college I thought I wanted to major in design, and although I didn't get into the program, I still love design and it will always be a hobby. Anyone who knows me knows I am a typography snob and go around shunning comic sans and the like, and I drool over beautiful typograpghy. I have been loving the large amounts of handlettering that I see places, and I think it makes things so wonderfully handmade. 

My friend and former housemate invited me to do this skillshare, and I jumped on the idea. Its a great way to get my creative jucies flowing and actually learn some things. :)

I chose this quote by C.S. Lewis because it has been a favorite of mine for a long time. Whenever I read it I get warm fuzzies and I want to share that with others. I invision making my final project into a poster and possibly like a smaller card or something. I'm not exactly sure yet, but I am excited to see where it takes me.

Here is my list of brainstormed words. 

and here are some pictures and things I have found for inspiration. 

These are photos I found that make me think of the quote a bit:

and here are some more typographic influences. I especailly like the idea of using old road map type stuff or old photo albums as influence.

Nov. 11th:

So it has been a little while since I updated this! I have been working on it quite a bit, but also in the midst of applying to grad school and training for a half marathon. Last night I finally finished my lettering warm-up. I used the word 'Ahead'. 

It was really fun to do, but realllllly time consuming. I really like the ornate fancy serif one I did (3 down on the left) and the blackletter, but I definetly learned from doing all of them! The bottom left I did quickly as a sketch for putting the word in a shape, but I don't think I like it very much, so I didn't finalize that one. Anyone have any opinions on which styles they like the most? Or any other comments would be greatly appreciated. I am excited to move on to the next stage of my project... thumbnail sketches!


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