Things I've learnt at DNA in 2015.

Being the start of a new year, and returning to work, I thought I should take a moment to ponder upon a couple of highlights from my seven months at DNA in 2015.

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The Wedding Invitation Letterpress Project - Part II

It probably seems as though we’ve been working on this invitation for months, and that’s because we have. We’ve had many disruptions and that’s fine, because good things take time. I was meant to have these invitations printed a week ago, but unfortunately I had to move ‘Golding’ (my letterpress) out of Nana’s Garage, to my fiance Matt’s garage.

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The Typography Workshop

A few weeks ago, Grace Jensen, Head of Design at Kelston Girls College got in contact with me asking if I could demonstrate some expressive typography and brush lettering to a year 12 and 13 design class. I freaked out a little, but was mostly flattered and excited to step up to something different.

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The Wedding Invitation Letterpress Project - Part I

So, I’m getting married in April this year, it’s already February and I haven’t got my invitations out yet. Why? It’s somewhat a mix between crumbling under the pressure of producing an amazing invitation for my expecting guests, and also because this letterpressing thing ain’t easy! Matt (my fiance) and I have had about 3 sessions slaving over the letterpress, experimenting and trying to get the registration and pressure right.

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The Beauty of Space: A Reminder to Myself

If you haven't got your hands on Typograph.Journal Vol.01 by Typograph.Her, you must do so right now. In this exquisitely typset book, Nicole discusses the shifting negotiation between the form and function of visual communication. She included a reference to this quote by William Morris:

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
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