Between my school obligations and freelance clients, I try to squeeze in a bit of “just for fun” creative pieces as a form of independent study, so to speak. For this piece, I chose this quote from author Neil Gaiman as a way for me to practice typography. My goal was to visually portray the way someone might read this sentence aloud. And since Mr. Gaiman is known for his whimsical and slightly gothic literature, I couldn’t help but add a slightly grim victorian influence.
Really projects like this are an excuse to browse fonts in the name of productivity. And while I’m sure to look back on this piece with chagrin not too long from now, just as the quote urges: I must finish things in order to move on to new projects and grow. Until then, here’s a testament to making mistakes and growth through failure.