2013 Sneak Peek


Hi all! I wanted to thank you for all of your recent feedback on our new little sub-line “Just Our Type”. Many of you loved it, and for some of you, it was not up your alley. I knew that would be the case, and I am glad you were so forthcoming an honest with your feedback. Except for the woman that used the word “hate” in her comment, I wish she had come up with a more eloquent way to be honest. But, hey, if I were a delicate flower I wouldn't be in this business.

The main purpose of this new line is to reach a new audience and broaden the use of my words and art, so in a way, introducing it first to a group who is loyal (and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that…it made all warm and fuzzy inside to hear how much you love CGD originals) to an existing style is a moot point. But I wanted to see what you thought, because you are my people. And we always want to share our best stuff with our people. So thank you! I will take your suggestions seriously, and will see what we can do in the way of pricing etc.

It is in this same spirit that I bring you the other part of 2013's Just Our Type release. The chalkboard series is near and dear to my heart because it really had me flexing my typography muscles! Inspired by the recent trend of chalkboard art and the sheer temporary-ness of it all, I hand drew each of these on little chalkboards.

I loved the idea of making something temporary and turning it into something more permanent. Also, love the application of these as greeting cards and wall art. We will be making them available as both (probably frameable posters at first). I, personally, can't wait to put one up in my house! And, that is actually rare for me to want to put my own work up in my home.

There will be 12 total to begin with, and they will release in January 2013. Just to be clear, these are in no way replacing a new release of classic Curly Girl…I begin 6 new Curly Girl designs here in a couple of days…so there will be LOTS more fun stuff coming. I just wanted to share this new little venture with you. Hopefully you will love it, and find a way to share it with some folks you love! Thanks again for being out there!

I'd love to know what you think!


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