After two long years of searching for the perfect little homestead, our farm journey is finally beginning. Earlier this week my husband and I closed on a 30 acre parcel complete with a beautiful home, a barn, an established fruit and nut orchard, two large ponds, and a little tribe of chickens. We’re very excited to get our hands into the dirt! First we have to wait for the snow to melt.
Please bear with me over the next few weeks as we settle in & unpack – I will be sharing more about our adventures and inspiration after the flurry of boxes ends. One of the first such challenges will be setting up reliable internet access! We’re now miles away from even the slowest DSL, so our options are very limited – I’ve been spoiled with reliability and fast speeds (and unlimited data!) after living in the city for a decade… It’s a bit of a shock to calculate exactly how quickly I’ll reach a satellite data cap with all of those tempting Youtube cats just a click away!
For everyone who has been following along, thank you so very much for your support & warm wishes. I could not have survived this crazy chapter without you!
I’m so excited to share a delightful branding refresh! A few months ago, the wonderful team at Southern Weddings Magazine asked me to help them redesign their logo & create a series of coordinating lettered features for the new website. Their new site went live on Friday & it is seriously gorgeous – so bright, fresh, and charming!
I hand-lettered a main logo, as well as several alternate marks with different layouts, so that the team has full control over future layouts. The calligraphy is based on historical scripts, but has been updated with modern flourishes and a dancing baseline. Just like the magazine itself, it’s a fresh take on tradition!
I just love the warm, heartfelt touches on the site. The adorable graphics and sweet patterns pair perfectly with their candy-colored palette. The new print editions are picking up the updated branding as well, which is terribly exciting!
This project was the highlight of 2013! I’m pretty convinced that the amazing ladies behind Southern Weddings are the hardest working gals in publishing. And they’re downright delightful at the same time! Thank you so much, Lara, Emily, Nicole, Kristin, Lisa & Marissa!!
Have you heard about the FontAid VII project? It’s a collaborative typeface that the Society of Typographic Aficionados is creating to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Designers & lettering artists from around the world are submitting glyphs based on the Philippine flag’s sun. These characters will be compiled into a font and the proceeds will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross.
I submitted the glyph above. There are 8 ‘rays’ bursting out from the sun, one for each of the country’s first provinces, and a heart in the middle that represents the strength & tenacity of the Filipino people. With the rising of the sun, so rises hope for the future.
If you want to submit a glyph of your own, head on over to the SOTA Font Aid site where you’ll find instructions and an Illustrator template. The deadline for file submission is December 1st.