Friday, 10 December 2010

One After Nine Christmas Cards!

Last night I managed to print off some of my own christmas cards helped by the lovely people at Dekkle. As a first attempt, and as they've been rushed into being, I'm pretty happy with them.

Rudolf looks a little spooky as his pupils are missing caused by over excitement with the lino cutter, the designs could do with being a bit smaller, and so could the type size, but this is all a learning curve for me so I'm sure they'll improve.

I'm really enjoying the printing at the minute as its such an escape from sitting in front of the laptop all day and night. The plan is to begin selling some of the items I create so there will definitely be more to come. Those of you lucky enough to be in the family (or if you ask really nicely) may receive one through the post.

I got a bag of chips on the way home and watched the Corrie live special. Awesome.




Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Back to Bridgnorth - Festive Cheer & Typography

I spent the weekend in the hometown of Telford this weekend and took a trip to Bridgnorth for a Christmas fair type thingy in which Amy's dad was singing carols with one of his many choirs. It was a really nice way to get in the Christmas mood: The carols sounded amazing under the archway of the old Town Hall building, there was mulled wine, mince pies, lots of beautiful home-made gifts and other stalls, and an old fella in a dirty Father Christmas outfit with a stereotypically crap beard falling off his face and a perpetual roll up in-between his fingers. A festive tramp you say? No, he was in charge of one of those little carousels for the kids. Brilliant. I also got a couple of piccies of some typography that caught my eye...