the original quote: chalk it up to experience, at first sounds negative. it implies missing the mark. yet it holds such value in that something was grown in that moment of supposed failure. reflecting on past experience, some of the most significant lessons learned in my life were from failing. there is much beauty in attempting, in striving, and learning and growing from falling down, only to get back up and aspire again. creating & design are like this too. you work, study & toil to grow a depth of knowledge and expertise—sometimes you miss the mark. sometimes you soar right past to a place you couldn’t imagine.
in a world over saturated with media & design, at times it can be hard to riffle through it all to determine what really inspires and speaks deeply to me—what spurs me onto create. oftentimes the creative process is one that is more about the journey than the end work. in this journey i find much is grown and learned.
recently i have been drawn to dana tanamachi’s exquisite work. if you haven’t heard of this brooklyn gem, you should marvel at her design—she takes typography to a whole new level. the best part is that she does this all by hand.
with an itch to create, i studied and admired dana’s work and created a simple reminder to adorn a wall of my home—with it came a cultivation of my creativity. i hope you enjoy.
the process of my chalk typography
the completed design
some of my favorite’s from dana tanamachi
the ace hotel & martin greenfield clothiers, new york fashion week
rugby ralph lauren’s men’s bleeker street boutique, nyc
kings county jerky co., ny
rugby ralph lauren’s women’s bleeker street boutique, nyc
the wes anderson, brooklyn