Today’s blog may teeter on the macabre but there is something that has been pestering me as a designer. Gravestone design. While I understand not everyone wants a “fancy” headstone, what about us designers? I personally do not want a default font to represent me for eternity. So I ask all of you this….if given a chance, would you design your own? What fonts would you use and why would you want to do this? Or is it best to “fit in” and look like the rest?
I brought this idea/concept up to my class today and we had a really interesting conversation on it. I thought I’d see what the rest of the world thought of this topic as well.
Personally I have given this a lot of thought and I know I will want to design my own (be sure to package your design so they have your fonts to use in the engraving process(when they need to add the details)!), because I feel like it’s my last chance to make a mark on this world and one that will represent me. (Please no default font! Gah!)
As I said, this is not for everyone, but does anyone know anyone that has designed for this area? I think it could be an interesting offshoot.
On a happier note, here’s an adorable photo of my cat to sign off with:
I heart it!
You heart it!
We heart it!
Or, weheartit.com to be more precise. I love this site for inspiration. Doing a brochure? Check out submitted brochure designs. Doing a photo shoot? Check out cool photos for inspiration. Have a typography project to do? Check out the oodles of typographic inspirations! Similar in concept to pinterest, we heart it allows you to organize and share what you “heart” (even if it’s cute kitten photos!).
Be sure to check it out and heart it today!
So all the cool kids are doing it!!!
Well, maybe not.
But I will admit, while if a friend told me to jump off a cliff I would never do that, but if a friend told me to follow them on Pinterest, I probably would.
I found this site a while back and now everyone’s doing it. So if you’re a hipster, you’re probably done with this site, but otherwise you may find hours being sucked away pinning, pinning, pinning. I always hop on right before bedtime “just for a few minutes!” and end up losing…hours.
I love the ability to browse and remember. I think of Pinterest as an extension of my sketchbook (more on those later!). Find me there as 18ontheAlley and feel free to follow (chances are I’ll follow back!)
So, all the cool kids are doing it…are you?
I just saw this on AIGA Hampton Roads’ facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/aigahr) and HAD to share it!
What would be your “anatomy” for a designer? Similar? Different? Mine would include sharpie markers and tons of post it notes!!
I have been maintaining a blog for years for my students (kugraphicdesign.wordpress.com if you want to check it out!) and decided to branch out and start one for myself! I have been teaching art and design since 2000 and run my own studio on the side.
I love all aspect of design, in particular print and letterpress. I love getting my hands dirty and creating. Is there anything better than an inked up apron?! I have been in art and design since I could hold a pencil and I’m looking forward to sharing my loves with you!