“Is the typography pleasing to the eye, does the font pull you in, draw you away, make you feel inspired? This week focus on the printed word and see what the words are saying to you!”
I thought I might share a picture of a Playmobil box as some recent birthday gifts are still strewn about the place. I thought of some other pretty pervasive samples too. Then as I was walking down the stairs I caught sight of a letter I had left atop the pile usually reserved for bills. This wasn’t a bill, it was a letter addressed to Averleigh from my oldest friend (her son really I suppose). It is a chain letter of sorts, it came with stickers and instructions – I’ve bought more stickers and it’s sitting on that particular pile so I remember to mail out stickers to other waiting children. How fun to have actual mail!
I wanted to share her script with you as I don’t think it has changed much over the 26 years we’ve been friends. The addressed envelope makes a pretty sorry picture though by the time I blur the address. Not to worry, I still had my own birthday card from her from a couple months ago.
I thought of all the cards, the yearbooks, the random notes that I have from her and other dear friends over the years. I thought of how distinct her handwriting is to me, how very different it is from my own. I thought of how my whole family we each have very different writing from one another and leaving a note on the kitchen table you never really had to sign your name. A million scraps of paper with “Out, be back for dinner” or “Call Paulette” or so many other things always adorned some part of our kitchen growing up.
I realize that hubby and I almost never leave notes for each other. We text message all those little notes back and forth all day long. I could use the distinctive screen shot of our iPhones and those colours and shapes would be a whole other powerful typography.
As always I’m eager to see what everyone else has found to share this week right here