365 Days of Hand Lettering: Day 209



Vintage Class Photos


When I was in my early 20’s I began collecting vintage ephemera. One of my first collections was vintage school (or “class”) photos. I love the beautiful sepia tones, the stoic (and sometimes silly) expressions on the kids faces.

I particularly love this photo, take in a classroom.

Even more impressive is the back of the photo, which includes the names of all of the children.

Two of my favorites are these class photos that include each of my parents. This one is a “household physics class” at Cornell where my mom went to college in the late 50’s. ” I learned things like elementary plumbing, care of a sewing machine, changing oil in car, repairing an electrical cord and on and on, ” she says. She’s the one with the cute bangs:

After my dad got the photo below at his 50th high school reunion, he sent it my way. He was the male lead in the play (Warmest Glow) and is pictured sitting second from left in the front row. This was in the late 50’s. The formal dress is so amazing!

Have a great weekend, friends.


365 Days of Hand Lettering: Day 208



Coming Soon: My Lettering as Fonts!


{image via London Design Guide}

I am so excited to announce a really special project (and dream come true): I’m collaborating with a very talented type designer on creating fonts from a few of my hand lettered alphabets. I was approached last month by said designer about collaborating and could not be more excited (her name and her company to be revealed soon).

We’re still in the process of font development (I draw + scan, then she cleans, kerns, etc). Eventually the fonts will be for sale on myfonts.com.

I’ll keep you posted, but wanted to share this exciting news. Goes to show you: when you start a project, you never know where it will land.


365 Days of Hand Lettering: Day 207