A web designer from Toronto
An ode to the wonderful Debbie Millman and this quote from her recent interview with The Great Discontent. If you’re not tuned into her podcast, you’re missing out.
On a side note, I don’t make enough gifs! Will rectify this ASAP.
“Naive optimism is everything. I think a lot of people approach the world thinking that things are reserved for people who are qualified in some official capacity. Some people assume they could never be as good at something as some master, which makes them self-defeat before they start. I think some things that are really incredible were achieved because people were really naive when they began—they had an idea, set out to do it, and learned along the way.”
I’m not completely happy with this but I forced myself to stop nitpicking and just post it here. The bottom line is: I had fun making it and that’s all that matters.
Just don’t be surprised if you see updated versions cropping up at random intervals.
Advice comes from Aaron Draplin, creator of Field Notes in this ace interview.
One of my summer goals is to work on my typography, so I made this to give to two friends for their birthday today. Initially I was going to use more typefaces but it got way too busy, so I opted for something simple and clean. I also adjusted the leading, kerned some letters, and moved a few wisps of clouds to satisfy my OCD-ness.
I first saw that Carl Sagan quote at Veerle’s inspiration stream and the photo was shot near my house almost two years ago using a cheap disposable camera.
I may or may not sell prints of this depending on the level of interest, so let me know if you guys want it!
I started this a year ago as a portfolio piece to show to a couple of schools. Didn’t end up finishing it in time so I decided to stretch my Illustrator muscles for a bit and refined it this morning.
I’m considering making this a regular thing; creating an illustration for a random quote. What do you think? Any suggestions for good quotes?
“… in order for design to really matter, designers need to think and know more about things besides design.”
“A symptom of the revolution: When we state something is impossible in theory, but then change our minds when we discover that it is possible in practice.”