I can’t even begin to explain why the work of Sam Winston is an inspiration. Every single intricate detail of everything he does has purpose and meaning. down to a letter or circle. So, you really need to go to his website and check it out for yourself. http://www.samwinston.com/found via the strange attractor
ometimes I like to highlight inspiring people who have incredible work. I’ve been following typographer and illustrator Jessica Hische for a little while now. She has awesome work that I love to look at and was recently featured as the Letter Cult Person of the Year. Check out her website is and her blog. Here is her description of the daily drop cap, a internet type project she has created. (the S to the left is one of these drop-caps!)
The Daily Drop Cap is an ongoing project by typographer and illustrator Jessica Hische. Each day (or at least each WORK day), a new hand-crafted decorative initial cap will be posted for your enjoyment and for the beautification of blog posts everywhere.
Daily Drop Cap is a project I started in September of 2009 in which I illustrate a decorative letter every day (or at least every work day). The project will continue for approximately twelve alphabets and are available for non-commercial use as drop caps on your personal blog.
I’ve been following the work of Jason Lazarus for a while now. I recently came across a new project he started called the “Too Hard To Keep” Archive. It is a blog in which he takes submissions from anyone in the world of photos that they have that are “too hard to keep.” he archives the photos on his blog and the respective owners can destroy their own copies because they are, in fact, too hard to keep. In his own words:
I have started an archive of photographs deemed “too hard to keep.” This may include photos or photo albums of:ex’s, photos of deceased friends/family/pets, places/objects too hard to view again, etc. The reason you can’t live with the photo or photo album I do not need to know…I am creating a repository for these images so that they may exist without being destroyed. You may dictate whether the images you submit to the archive are:
1. images not to be shown again, or
2. images that may be exhibited in the future with other submissions to the archive.
Here are a few of the submissions:
this one requested “submission privacy”:
Take a look here: http://toohardtokeep.blogspot.com/ and if you want to submit photos instructions are on that page as well. This archive really strikes a beautiful note.. as it hits an emotion that most humans on this earth can understand… the pain of memory. – sara cannon