I’m pretty excited to share this project with you today…ok, cross that out. I’m SUPER excited to share this project with you today! (Imagine little kids jumping up and down and screaming) I was working hard trying not to do any work the other night by surfing the internet and I came across a “typebike” designed by Matthew Sutter. Call me a dork; call me typographically obssessed; call me “so inspired I could barely sit still on the couch”. You’d be right on all counts. So, instead of doing homework and blogging, I ended up creating a design for a vintage typebike, which I then converted into a piece of artwork for my forever-in-progress craft room.
This is a vintage bicycle design created out of characters from the Garamond typeface. The characters have been rotated, scaled, and in two cases have been flipped, but there are no other transformations that altered the integrity of the characters.
The tutorial will come in a little while, as will the files for you to create them yourself. I haven’t decided whether to sell them in my Etsy shop or to make it available for free download yet. And I haven’t really been thinking about it as I finish up my typography course. I’ve also been home visiting my mom for a late Mother’s Day weekend and have been enjoying spending some quality girlie time with my mom and my daughter – three generations of pretty ladies! (Yeah, I threw modesty out the window on that one. We’re beautiful and we know it!)
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