Book Wish List

With the holidays right around the corner I have been gathering a book wish list to share with family and friends and I decided I would go ahead and share it here as well! I constantly add books to my Amazon wish list and usually end up buying the kindle or audible version. However, lots of these are ones where I would really love to have the hard copy. Happy shopping/reading! 

Letters Are Lovely | Book Wish List

Hallmark Signature Wedding Card

Happy Tuesday, friends! Today I'm sharing one of my favorite cards I have worked on while at Hallmark. I created the lettering for this beautiful Signature card in collaboration with Designer Heather Van Wyck — it is available online and in stores (including the brand new Signature store in Santa Monica!). I'm hoping to get better about sharing the many little projects I've created for work and on my own. Enjoy! 

Draplin in KC

This Wednesday Draplin made another stop in KC to speak at a Made in the Middle Mini Event! I have heard him speak twice before, once in St. Louis and once at Hallmark, but this time he talked a lot about his book and his cross-country speaking tour. Thanks for another great event Aaron, AIGA KC, and Made in the Middle!

Letters Are Lovely | Draplin in KC

Here are my favorite takeaways: 

  • Don't forget that this can be fun. 
  • Vectors are free and infinite.
  • "I'm fighting hard to life my life creatively, enjoy work along the way, provide for my loved ones, and be free."
  • We forget the importance of how to make something using one color effectively.
  • "I'm trying to materialize a life where I get to make a stamp someday." 
Letters Are Lovely | Draplin in KC
Letters Are Lovely | Draplin in KC

October Around The Web

Happy Friday, friends! It has finally started to feel like Fall but I definitely enjoyed the warmer weather we had most of the month. This October had some big moments — I moved back to my original team at Hallmark in the lettering studio, we celebrated Dale's 26th birthday, my sister Sophie spent her birthday weekend visiting us in St. Louis, and of course we attended a Halloween party (with our whole group dressed as Mario Kart). Here are a few of my favorite finds this month:

Happy Halloween!