Here are a couple photos of some thank you cards I recently designed. It’s all custom typography, screen printed by The Prince Ink Co, on French Paper. They are flat (postcard style) cards that I will be using to send to my clients and other wonderful people I have the good fortune of working with.
Finally posting a few photos of our loft. The loft in our house serves as my office, as well as where my wife curls up on the sofa and watches Netlfix. We took out the carpet and added plain pine planks, and painted them white. I really like how the white floor turned out. Probably arounf $2 or $3 a sq foot. I used some iron pipe for the local hardware store to make the the light fixture over the desk. That totaled around $75. It’s about 85% done at this point. There are is still some furniture and art I want to add/change when we have some money for it.
I recently tried a new (to me) method for making textures to use in some of my designs. I like using textures in my work because it can add depth and character if used correctly. But, less is more.
In this case I used a brayer and some block printing ink, just on plain paper. Then I scanned the result and recolored the texture to suit my needs. I tried a wood-type inspired piece for a trial run and I think it came out well. Dedicated to my love of Antiques Roadshow.
Some photos of my new personal business cards. They were printed by the good folks at The Mandate Press. 1 color on Crane Lettra 220, white, and then edge painted. I had a couple rubber stamps made to add an additional hand made touch.
I have been real busy lately finding my way in the freelance world. It’s been a great journey so far. More on that later.
For now, here is a project I recently wrapped up. A church in Australia contacted me to create a custom lettered piece to help brand a bible reading program in their community. Project 73 is a reference to Proverbs 7:3. Here is a bit of the process and the results.
Alternative versions that didn’t make the cut…
And the final…
Fashionably Quiet is the personal blog of Brian Hurst; designer, illustrator, etc. This is a place to post photos, projects, inspiration. See more work at thequietsociety.com
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