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PAL-entine’s Day!

AKA. When Egos Run Wild.

I got it into my head that I invented the concept of Palentine’s Day.  Granted, it was an intentional play on Parks and Recreation’s “Galentine’s Day,” so I knew I wasn’t reinventing the wheel, however…  For a recent event I pitched the idea of PALentine’s: a celebration of friendship.  Turns out Urban Dictionary has listed this title as in-use since 2013, so I am not an originator. But I did make Palentine’s cards.  Here they are:

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I’ve been doing brush lettering ever since I took an excellent workshop with Ligatures YYZ this summer.  “Friendship” and “Love” are hand-lettered, and then hand-traced in Illustrator; the other words are typography.

I hope everyone celebrates their friendships this month as well as their romances. Happy Pal/Gal/Valentine’s day!

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Hand-drawn type for Curated by M

It’s all in the title, isn’t it?   Friend and designer Jill Holmberg tapped me to help out with some hand-drawn type for her client, an event-planning, PR-type company called Curated by M.  Click to see the enlarged version.

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