Saturday, June 8
Focus on Life - Week 23
This week's prompt was a really great topic, Typography
I just adore different typefaces - have done since I was given a printing set as a kid! The sheer magic of putting those lil rubber letters in the plastic holder, inking them, and then pressing hard on the paper to see what I'd written!!
The huge range of fonts available is mind-boggling, but only one particular typeface has always spoken directly to my heart and soul... Celtic. I think it's the seemingly random mix of capitals and lowercase, the stylized a's, d's and e's, the curvy h's and m's... they shouldn't 'work' altogether, but they do :)
These photos are of pages from my Celtic Daily Prayer book.
This one has been given a wee boost from Picasa...
In this one, the colours have been inverted...
And on my left wrist, I always wear this bangle, engraved with the words of Julian of Norwich, a favourite mystic: 'All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well'. The words, and the typeface, comfort and reassure...
I'm looking forward to seeing all your wonderful examples of typography over at Sally's Studio Sublime, and I hope to visit as many of you as I can :)
Till next week xxx
Posted by Claire at 8.6.13