UK charity Stewardship asked me to design a series of social media typographic images for global day of generosity, #givingtuesday. I wanted the images to be simple, yet colourful and visually engaging so that people may be inspired by not only the words, but the design. Find the other generosity quotes on Stewardship’s Instagram page.
Stopped by a local printer’s garage printing studio this morning to help print large fabric banners for the art and design fair I’m helping to organise with the Made By collective in June.
Peter came up with the brilliant airplane style typographic design inspired by the fair’s venue of an old airport top hangar. Already looking forward to going back to ‘The Works’ to print some business stationery and vintage woodblock typographic prints of my own.
An organisation ‘committed to offering practical, tailored support to help transform the world’, Stewardship contacted me recently asking for a logo and email banner design for their new email campaign ‘The Art of Giving’. This ten part series looks deeper at generosity and follows current campaign ’40acts’ which has been happening over the past few weeks running up to Easter. Find out more about what they do here.
As mentioned in my Cotswold post from last week, these are the vintage finds I picked up during my stay. The original vintage trunk/suitcase I found in pretty Stow on the Wold shop, As Long as It Sparkles and is going to be perfect for displaying my handmade cards at future craft fairs. The vinyl records were 50p each from a charity shop in Broadway, bought purely for their great printed paper sleeves and typography. I’m planning to turn the Parlophone vinyl into a bowl like this.
Last week was half term, and rather than it simply being my normal working week, some friends and I had pre-booked a cosy cottage near the Cotswold town of Stow on the Wold. We walked, cooked and ate huge quantities of good food, drank wine, sat by open fires, and played games. Strolling around the quaint local Cotswold towns and villages, I photographed few of my favourite finds, old and new, including; a book shop in Stow, Jon Fox Antiques in Morton in the Marsh, an Earl Grey Iced Tea from the lovely Market Pantry cafe in Broadway and The Curiousity Shop filled to overflowing with vintage paraphernalia in Bourton on the Water. I will post about my vintage and charity shop buys later this week.