The thing is, not only do I like to write and read words, I like to use them in my artwork too. I don't know if you remember the 'Flawed Work of Art' project I made for a Copy+Paste challenge last summer, but it too demonstrated my attachment of all things typographical:
As I mentioned in the challenge post, although I'd made the frame from scratch and given it several coats of paint etc ....it didn't feel complete untilI'd added the wording.
The same thing goes for almost everything I make; layouts; cards; canvasses; altered items ...I'm always battling with how / where/ if I can add in a word or two.Which is one of the reasons I was excited about the new Studio Calico release 'Anthology':
I like the fact that they consider typography as one of the 'basics'. [There's a more detailed look at that specific design here]. And, with this in mind, I've added a few text themed patterns to my '365: Chasing Patterns' Flickr set, including this:
The 7gypsies paper I've added to the set is actually a close-up of this layout:
I love this layout [that's not big-headed to say that is it?]. It's just that I'd debated with myself as to whether to mix the full-on pattern and colour of the backing paper with all the areas of pale pink paint - but I'm glad I did. The end result is kind of wordy and messy and jumbled and almost romantic .... and so am I. ;)
Despite the text-heavy background, I added on even more wording through my journaling blocks and that fabulous 'It's late my love' quote stamp from 3DJean. I smile when I read the wording on it even now.
I'll leave the font-lovers amongst you with a few places innwhich I can indulge in typographical appreciation:
The Creative Type: a font-filled challenge blog - where I Guest Designed this project last year:
We Love Typography: they love typography.
and DaFont: free fonts to download. Free! Fonts!
There's so much more I could write about using type in my work ...but I'll leave that for another day; another canvas; another thesis.