Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Font of Knowledge

Tee hee - sorry about the pun! :D

I'm going to continue on the gratitude train today.  I am such a lucky Ephemeraologist, and I want to make sure that everyone responsible gets their credit owed.

Amy, today's your day.  :D  You may recall this post, whereby I raved about all of the fun goodies that were given to me by Amy back in July.  Well, she's at it again!

A couple of weeks ago, Amy was cleaning out her basement.  She came across some items that she was keeping for collages but then decided to purge.  Guess who won the lottery?  :D

There's all kinds of fun stuff in this folder but two things really stuck out for me - these font catalogs being one of them.  I can't tell you how much I love these!

Amy is a graphic designer and artist.  You can see some of her work here (she did the illustration on As You Wish's home page).  She also designed the logo for our Tour the Town art walk - isn't it wonderful?  As you can see, she is very talented.  Her font choice is exceptional - hence, the punny title of this post.  :D  Clearly, she has studied how fonts can make or break a design - and very clearly, she aced the test.  As for my use of these books?  I haven't decided yet.  I just like having them around.

One of the other awesome items that I got were these vintage printing blocks!  I have spoken about my love of these blocks before, but I will never tire of them.  To me, these blocks are an important part of 20th century printing and they need to be preserved.  I am quite enamored with printmaking as of late and I've been taking some classes on various techniques.  I absolutely want to incorporate these old blocks into my collage work somehow and I can't wait to learn how to use them to their greatest potential.  Stay tuned!

Because I have such generous friends, I want to be sure and use all of this great ephemera that's been given to me so selflessly.  I have so many ideas - now, to find the time!

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