Sunday 15 January 2017

My favourite type of playing

Something a little different from me this week, I've been playing with typography (see what I did with the title of this post?.....groan). My husband is in the process of starting up a new band, an exciting project as we go in to 2017 and he works really hard at getting everything to gel, from finding new band members to structuring practice sessions in the studio and thinking up a new name. This is of course where I try to help him out, he is so supportive of everything that I do, it means a great deal to me to be able to return the favour. The name has been a sticking point as it should be such as easy thing, but try to think of something original yourself - it's tricky. After much debate, they have thought of a new name, not to be revealed yet (watch this space) and I have been looking at creating a new logo for them, choosing fonts, colours and layouts for them and I have to say, it's been fun.
Yesterday, I found myself with a last minute, rare day off so my mum and I decided to turn it in to a shopping trip, what a complete chore. Many shops were visited and I introduced mum to the 'Tiger' chain of stores - lots of useless things you don't need but desperately want! In amongst all the chuff was an old fashioned printing set, very like the John Bull sets that my dad used to sell in his stationery shop when I was a kid. I have had a wonderful morning getting very inky fingers and playing around with type, getting frustrated when the letters which have been in the wrong order and I've had to start again, but the result has been satisfying and I have come up with this little stamp to use on my prints and cards - what do you think?

Of course, I have immediately been on line to find additional letters and layouts to play with but it has been a wonderful, absorbing exercise to get lost in on a Sunday morning. I very much hope that you too are enjoying something creative today, share your projects with me, won't you?

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