I feel like my thesis ideas are finally coming together, and I’m really excited to think of ideas to create a body of work for my MFA exhibition in Spring 2010. When I was on the subway last Thursday, I kept thinking about my quote, “Where does your joy meet the world’s greatest need?” … and I kept thinking, what could I make or design, that would help this cause (Maternal Health). Everyone knows I love type, so what if I spent the creating a type prints, all different kinds, and any proceeds I made, I would donate all that money to the charity of my choice. Why type prints? Well they something I’ve been in love with since college, and if I could spend a year doing something I enjoy, and helping people a world away, I can’t think of anything better.
I came across this blog (Friends Of Type) last week, and I love all their prints and compositions. They’re really fun, and I hope to do some work in this style when I start making my prints this fall! Here are some others.
Also speaking of type, a friend suggest I check out these Artist Walks he helps put on in NYC. There is one about found type, and I can’t wait to go! They have lots of different walks around the city and Brooklyn, about more than just type, so check out The Elastic City Walks.