Okay, it’s not really the best day ever, it’s just something my youngest says occasionally which we’ve happily adopted and now inject into everyday conversations, like BEST. COFFEE. EVER., etc. You get the picture. Of course, in four year old speak it sounds more like BEST. DAY. EV-AH! which really makes me want to squeeze him I find it so cute.
So, since it’s that time of year when we thank the amazing teachers who managed to survive another year of our children without taking stress leave, I thought that I would make a simple typographic card along those same lines. And so BEST. TEACHER. EVER. this one’s for you!
Design & Photo Credits: Flutter Flutter by Rosa Pearson Design
I’m going to start adding design jobs from my portfolio of work into a new Portfolio section over the next couple of weeks. For those of you who are searching this blog to get an idea of my graphic design work, you can check out the Portfolio section… COMING SOON!
Image: Coe & Waito
What is it about birds? I know friends that have been “banned” from buying another item with birds on it – you know who you are! I have to admit to a long term case of bird crazy myself. Ever since I saw these beautiful, simple bowls in House & Home Magazine years ago… I was hooked.
Local artist Arleigh Wood is one of my personal faves for using bird imagery in her art. She always creates such beautiful paintings.
Image: Arleigh Wood, “Placing Leaves on Trees”
Image: Arleigh Wood, “Cardinal Blossoms”
Local sister design team Kelly and Karen Schmidt make up Double Trouble Design. They are both multi-talented people and so much fun! I bought one of their beautiful clocks for the wall in my studio last year and it really brightens up a gloomy gray Vancouver day. (The bird image on the right, with the blue colour of the other image is the combo I chose. They have so many to choose from – not just birds!)
You can find them all selling their wares at Shiny Fuzzy Muddy this weekend. I’ll be there checking it out too!
How about you? Any animal obsessions?
I’ll be having a bird-themed giveaway tomorrow, so check back soon!
The last Hot Off The Press for now is featuring the Christmas card for the hubby’s company. This year I designed a series of cards all based around the “o” in “joy” being die cut out of the paper to make a different image… VERY fun to play around with! Do you like how the hole casts a shadow on the red inside of the card to make it look like an actual ornament? Can’t wait to send out the family version! Won’t ruin the surprise by posting the picture of that one… since you may see one in the mail soon enough!
One of the other jobs that came back from the printers on Friday was this custom Christmas card for Spraggs & Co. They had seen one of my cards from last year, and approached me to create one for them. More than happy to oblige! If you are ever in need of an injury lawyer you can find them here.
I’m so excited! All of the jobs that I had out at the printer arrived yesterday! Many, many boxes. Time to send out our freshly printed Christmas cards! And now I can hand out business cards for the first time since we moved! And the FlutterFlutter tags are ready to seal the packages being sent out for my Etsy shop. For those who ordered Christmas cards and didn’t get the pretty little tag, I’m sorry. Next time! For now, here’s what you can expect atop all orders from now on! Hope you’re all enjoying the weekend!
Due to the demand for Christmas cards since my last post (thanks so much!) I’ve loaded up two options into my Etsy site for those late shopping Christmas card buyers! The Snowman Card above is one of the cards I’ve listed. Can you see the dove hidden within the illustration? Hint: It’s upside down.
I was thinking about how far some of my Christmas cards are going to travel this year, and was wondering just how far away you readers are? Leave me a comment and let me know where you’re checking in from! And what’s the weather like in your part of the world right now? Here on the Canadian “wetcoast” the weather seems to be a little confused, because it’s way colder than I remember it ever being!! Brr..
UPDATE: Rosa Pearson Design is up! See my online Portfolio here!
Well, I promised some Christmas typography, and here it is! I am fully immersed in the land of Christmas card design right now, and between that and the snow that’s trying to come, I’m definitely feeling that Christmas spirit! I’ve been designing our family Christmas cards for years now, and it’s the design project I most look forward to each year. In addition I also design a more corporate one to use for a certain someone’s company, which you can see below. See the little characters peeking from within in the negative space!! In case the picture is too small, there is a dove’s head tucked in the S, a Christmas tree poking up into the A, santa in the O, and the others you can see in the second photo.
This is the more personalized version that I created for our family to send out. The word PEACE becomes PEARSON’S! I like trying to hide surprises behind flaps or folds when I can. One of my clients nicknamed me “The Queen of Origami” for my penchant to create elaborate folds in corporate tradeshow invitations. Paper is always more exciting with some folds thrown in! I’ll have some more Christmas cards to show you once this year’s batch comes back from the printer.
I am a lover of typography. I’m that girl who points out the arrow hidden within the FedEx logo to all her friends. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, promise me you’ll go look, and you’ll wonder how you’ve never seen it before!) I have two posters in my tiny studio that inspire me every day. The poster above is by in Brooklyn. I bought it last Christmas to inspire myself and some friends that also love letterpress printing. The poster below is actually gift wrap by , out of the UK. I found it at the VAG last year – it was love at first sight. The same print gets made into flash cards at Hope you enjoy, because I’ll be bringing some Christmas typography of my own tomorrow!