Bla bla bla it's commercial crap, but so is pretty much every other day, so why not enjoy this one? :)
Maybe you've found the love of your life. Maybe you're waiting. Maybe you've just been given the biggest satin teddy bear ever made. Maybe the only person to give you a valentine is your mom. Maybe you're hanging onto high expectations, but also hope. Maybe your heart's broken up into a million little pieces and you may or may not assault a happy couple today. Maybe the love of your life, for now, is just you.
“He awoke each morning with the desire to do right, to be a good and meaningful person, to be, as simple as it sounded and as impossible as it actually was, happy. And during the course of each day his heart would descend from his chest into his stomach. By early afternoon he was overcome by the feeling that nothing was right, or nothing was right for him, and by the desire to be alone. By evening he was fulfilled: alone in the magnitude of his grief, alone in his aimless guilt, alone even in his loneliness. I am not sad, he would repeat to himself over and over, I am not sad. As if he might one day convince himself. Or fool himself. Or convince others--the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad. I am not sad. I am not sad. Because his life had unlimited potential for happiness, insofar as it was an empty white room. He would fall asleep with his heart at the foot of his bed, like some domesticated animal that was no part of him at all. And each morning he would wake with it again in the cupboard of his rib cage, having become a little heavier, a little weaker, but still pumping. And by the midafternoon he was again overcome with the desire to be somewhere else, someone else, someone else somewhere else. I am not sad.”
So a while ago, my friend Leila of Bow Peep asked me to help her with her brand 'face lift'.
We are so similar (with pretty much identical Pinterest boards), so the process was a really fun and creative one :) No client from hell here!
The Bow Peep brand was already strong, but just needed a little cleaning up. Since Leila's products are usually patterned, I wanted to give them a nice clean background to stand out against. Hence the use of lined paper and faded maps against modern typography.