Hello friends and happy Bank Holiday Monday!Still not feeling 100% so I was trying to take it easy and not do too much but I did manage to finish this page. This is another page inspired by Type and Type is of course, the August challenge over on Art Journal Journey and chosen by this month’s host, the lovely Neet.I may have a lot of typewriter/type related stamps in my collection but I probably have even more type-related fabrics! Here’s a few of them, I also showed this photo in my last post as I used one of the fabrics, but this time I am using the rest of them…For this page, I used the two teal fabrics and the yellow fabric. I already used the black typewriter fabric on this page.These are all scrap pieces leftover from various sewing projects, so I pieced them together as best I could and adhered them to my page with some matte medium. The typewriter on the left had to be completed using another half typewriter from the edge of the fabric but they match up pretty well. On the back of this page, is the page that has the journal cards attached by brads, so quite handy to cover up the back of the brads with this fabric!Once I had everything in place where I wanted it, I left it to dry. The fabric with the orange typewriters is a thick canvas type, so it took longer to dry than the other lighter cottons.I typed out this quote using Word on the computer and not my typewriter as I wanted to play around with the size of the font, which btw is Courier New, a lovely classic typewriter font. After I glued it to the fabric page, I outlined it with a black Pitt pen. The quote made me laugh but it is also sadly very true – how sad it is to think that literacy might be too time-consuming, and that the pace of life is so fast now we can’t slow down enough to bother. : (I do love this typewriter fabric, it’s one of my favourites, and I remember how difficult it was to get any of it at the time as it sold out quickly (this was several years ago). I made a nice clutch bag out of it and also a cushion, which you can see in the background of this photo. I’ve thought about making a dress out of it but I have yet to get around to it! One day maybe, though there is probably not enough left now…Oh before I forget, I wanted to share some photos of work that I did in Uni, when I was studying for my Library Science degree. I had the option to do a couple of elective subjects and one of which was bookmaking/printing/typesetting, and the other was about creating displays in libraries. That one was quite arty and a lot of fun. It made me wish I had gone to art school instead of library school! Part of course was studying lettering and fonts, so here are a few pages from my coursework that I came across recently. From memory we were trying to create words that looked like their meanings, so the word newspaper is made out of newspaper, spaghetti is made from real spaghetti, and the the word squash is squashed lol. As part of learning all about fonts, we studied various font houses, some of which are shown below.
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