Thursday, July 28, 2011

letter me happy

letter me happy entrance

letter-me-happy-boom

letter-me-happy-closed-video-sign

letter-me-happy-love-garden

letter me happy haru

letter-me-happy-rejuvene

letter-me-happy-fleurs

letter-me-happy-sandbar

letter-me-happy-ahimsa

letter-me-happy-ad-astra

letter-me-happy-help-wanted-now

i spent a fun (but sweaty) morning downtown scouting out letterforms wrought by hand -- it probably goes without saying that i have a super soft spot for them, except when they wind up on the walls of my house. thank you all loads for the great feedback on the stew book -- that one won't be in the shop but i'm hard at work on two others, which will be!

21 comments:

nacherluver said...

Oh! What fun! Treasure hunt for words! And what a trove you have shared with us.

thisgirl said...

oh i love this! i might have to give it a whirl here. got my camera working again and i need to go shoot!

Buffalo Lucy said...

Love the help wanted image! Where was that?

Buffalo Lucy said...

Wait, I'm gonna guess. My first thought was Creation Station but I'm gonna go with Third Planet... ?

aimee said...

there were more, but they will have to wait for a day that's under 100 degrees! julie, your first guess was right -- miss fortune's creation station!

Andria said...

What a fun post! And a great idea to get lettering inspiration from the world around us. I vow to be observant for interesting lettering I encounter in the day-to-day.

aimee said...

so i just noticed something.... look closer at the help wanted sign. what's that guy doing in the background? looking for something he stashed? resting? tying his shoe...?

Phoenix Peacock said...

Inspiration, inspiration everywhere!
I can't wait to see what your next lettering adventure holds and how you will use it in your own fantastic lettering work!

Marcie said...

This is such fun!! What an inspiring way to find new 'fonts'!!!

painted fish studio said...

can't wait to see what else is in store! i've got a bottle of vinho verde chilling, ready for my stew viewing tonight!

cactus petunia said...

Cool stuff! I love hand lettering in all it's forms!
Stay cool if you can!

Baronessnz said...

Cool idea. I must remember to nosey around next time I'm out and about.

Traci Bunkers said...

Cool! It's like going for a walk downtown without having to go outside! Thanks for doing the sweating for me!

Chel said...

LOVE that last sign so much!

Christine said...

Oh yes – typography makes the world go 'round :-)
Have a delightful weekend

lori vliegen said...

your little downtown is one big creative playground! you found some great letterforms to play with! happy weekend, doodle girl! xox

Cindy said...

i like the garden sign - open rain or shine! enjoy your weekend!

Carrie said...

this is a fabulous idea - I'm totally copying it xxx you are so inspiring! hugs

L'Atelier said...

they are fab!

and yes what is the guy doing?! hahahaha

looking forward to the books :D

beka*b said...

those are some really cool finds. love the way you 'hand' picked them out to showcase here ;) so much variety to be had!

Shelly said...

Oh, the sandbar... those were the days... :)