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Midweek Design Inspiration

September 28, 2016

Happy Wednesday, dear readers! I hope you are having a lovely week, reading some great banned books, and designing wonderful things for your library. As a bit of midweek inspiration (because who doesn’t love some inspiration in the middle of the week?), here are a few resources that will hopefully inspire you–or at least make you smile.

Hand lettering is totally having a moment. Well, actually, it’s been having many moments for a few years now and the wave of interest just seems to be growing. Even if you have no desire to learn hand lettering or calligraphy (separate arts, as you know), check out these beautiful examples as inspiration for your next design project: 19 Instagram Accounts to Follow if You Love Pretty Handwriting from The Well-Appointed Desk.

For more hand lettering examples and inspiration, head over to Smashing Magazine’s roundup of many hand lettering artists in The Art of Hand Lettering. Makes me want to work on my handwriting!

If your library is considering a new promotion/marketing campaign for a programming series or whatnot, consider the amazing work of a crowdfunding campaign in the UK that replaced advertisements with cat posters in a London Underground station. Shared not only because the cats are adorable, but the posters also show how simple design and ample white space can make for incredibly striking posters. Something to consider the next time someone at your library wants to cram “one more thing” into the poster or flyer you are designing.

I hope you have a fabulous week, full of inspiration for your work and play. I’ll be back soon with more news and notes. Allons-y!

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