TELL ME

Sam from the wonderful blog, day•dream, has been kind enough to nominate me for the Tell Me About Yourself Award. I was unable to find the original source of this award online (hence my lack of a link), so I’m going to bend the rules a little bit to turn revealing “seven things about myself” into “seven pictures that reveal something about me.” Here goes:


{source: Unleashed}


{source: Bisous Chic, provenance unknown}


{source: Sunday Suppers}

Rene Redzepi
{Rene Redzepi ceramics, source: Remodelista}

Fergus Wessel
{Fergus Wessel, source: I Love Typography}

Botticelli
{Allegory of Abundance, Sandro Botticelli, c. 1480, source: Lib-Art.com}


{source: Blomsterverkstad}

INVITATIONS

We finally got our wedding invitations back from the printer, complete with copper foil lettering and beautiful quality offset. My fiancé created the design and a template, which will require us to do a bit of cutting, pasting, and hand stamping – we’re also addressing the envelopes ourselves.

Funny how DIY tends to be an all-or-nothing kind of game. In our case, we’re doing a sort of half-DIY job, creating our own design and then having the printer do the heavy lifting so that we can construct the invitations and then put on some finishing touches. It’s the perfect solution for crazy-busy people with design skills and the desire for a very personal aesthetic.

AHN SANG-SOO

Ahn Sang-Soo is one of the most well known graphic designers in the world, breaking new ground in the graphical representation of Korea’s Hangul writing system. His numerous typefaces suggest a number of different influences, from the avant-garde to the robotic. And when I’m finally able to speak and read Korean – one of my life goals – I know I’ll be able to say much smarter things about his work.


{sources: CreativeRoots}

PEACE

Graphic designer Robert Brownjohn is known for designing the title sequences for From Russia With Love (1963) and Goldfinger (1964), as well as the artwork for the Rolling Stones’ album Let It Bleed (1968). One of my favorite works of his, though, is his Peace? poster, designed a year before his death in 1970. I’ve run across it at several points during my studies, yet new meaning emerges each time.


Poster for the New York City Peace Campaign (Robert Brownjohn, 1969)

HAND & SOUL


{source: Bibliopolis}

The wedding invitation that my fiancé designed for us reminds me of something by the Kelmscott Press, so William Morris‘ work was on my mind this evening. According to the bookseller, the volume pictured above was “the only book Morris printed for the American public, and the only Kelmscott book to bear the name of an American publisher.”