It's important to try new things, right? So they say anyway. Well, it turns out there's good reason that they do. Way back in November I had an idea to sketch a typograph for my friend's 21st birthday. It would be composed solely of J. R. R. Tolkien quotes which suited the recipient to a 'T' … Continue reading Typography 2017
British Mother's Day has been and gone for another year, but 2016 has been a little different. Thanks to the talents of local artist Louise Clifford - otherwise recognised through her business title 'Veriette Illustration' - my mum has something to remind her of how special she is that will last for years to come. Years … Continue reading Interview: Louise Clifford, Veriette Illustration
Happy International Women's Day! Girl power and all that. To my mum - Myra - my sisters, my aunt, my step mother, my gran and my grandma, and all of my unfairly beautiful and intelligent friends; you're pretty damn great and I'm very lucky to have you.
Ugh, I just love fresh magazines. There's something so pleasurable in familiarising yourself with the contents in each new edition - getting to witness crisp, glossy (or matte) pages turn grubby under your finger tips. The filthier they get, the greater the testimony to good reading. As you may have seen in one of my previous posts, I … Continue reading Top 3 Magazines You Should be Reading
There are only a few instances when I will answer my phone whilst in the toilets, one of them most certainly being to hear the feedback from a recent job application to my favourite shop, Paperchase. This blog entry is a little stranger than usual. For ten minutes, allow yourself to forget the factual nature of the magazine articles … Continue reading A job, you say?
Typography; is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing, letter-spacing, and adjusting the space within letters pairs. ~ Bing Typography is just wonderful. From the wet spiralled ink - carefully, delicately, specifically ringed … Continue reading Let’s talk about TYPOGRAPHY
Welcome to this week's Stationery Sunday Ah, yes. My favourite time of the week has arrived. I once hated Sunday's you know. They were too reminiscent of joyful Friday/Saturday events and I generally spent them planning for the week ahead with antagonising misery for they everyday norm. Not anymore; not since starting this blog. … Continue reading Stationery Sunday: CASS ART Student Day
As mentioned in my ICONIC A6 Monthly Planner review, Wednesday of last week was a fairly exciting day for me all thanks to the Royal Mail and the timely dispatch of my stationery orders. Of the two companies I ordered from, The Journal Shop and Fox and Star, I have to admit I was most excited by the … Continue reading REVIEW: a FOX AND STAR haul fit for the Queen!
This review was written for The Student Advertiser in August, 2015. Read it here! I had no idea what I was walking into last night (sorry, running into last night). The traffic surrounding the Glasgow King’s Theatre made it very difficult to navigate within the city yesterday – something I didn’t expect. ‘It’s only a … Continue reading REVIEW: Avenue Q at the Kings Theatre
This haul is far smaller than what I'm used to, but did you know that Paperchase, Glasgow, has a second floor?...