Luck favors the alert mind

This was another fun quote assignment for my class with Carol.We started working on it during a class session, and by the end of it I had come up with an obligatory folded pen version:Even though it was…

Smile, breathe, and go slowly

I was taking a year-long class with Carol DuBosch, and one of the assignments was to write out this quote: Smile, breathe, and go slowly. — Thich Nhat Hanh I started out with a few quick sketches. These are not exactly…

TypeCon and Blog Update

Last week I went to TypeCon (which is a typographic conference). It was conveniently held in Seattle, so I didn't have to travel far or pay an exorbitant amount for a hotel room. I first heard about this conference last…

Calligraphy Conference

This week I was at the International Calligraphy Conference in Swannanoa, North Carolina. It is the first calligraphy conference that I've gone to, and it has definitely exceeded my expectations. It was held at the Warren Wilson College, and I…

Assignment #4: Book (Part 5)

Well, this is the longest series of posts I've written so far! In fact, if I made one post for each iteration of the book, I'd have to make one more. I feel like I've spent enough time talking about…

Assignment #4: Book (Part 4)

For this week, I just had to refine what I had. Originally, this was supposed to be the last class before the book was due, fully printed and bound. However, the instructor was nice and allowed us to have that…

Assignment #4: Book (Part 3)

The night before the third class, I finally nailed my creative driver. I was crying in the shower when it suddenly came to me: "Freedom to experiment". It was something that the Wikipedia article had mentioned. The Beatles…

Assignment #4: Book (Part 2)

For the second week of the project, I had to create a pagination plan for the entire book, and also to come up with 10 images that would support the story. On top of that, I had to refine my…