Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Creative Space: Texting


During this trip, I've become well acquainted with "text" mode on my camera.  It produces photos with deep contrasts and rich colors -- to be honest I've been using it for more than text (see all of the photos from my previous post, for instance.)  But it's also inspired me to pay attention to far more everyday fonts than I normally would.  Here are a collection of just a few from the past several weeks.


Coincidentally, I've been working on the design of a new label for Seedling Clothing and have been checking out the wealth of inspiration available (and free to download) at www.dafont.com.  Overwhelming and amazing, both.  I'll share the new label design with you when it's all completed.

Ps, don't you love "Welcome to Freshness?"  I should have that one hanging over my desk.  And my favorite of these, by far is the first -- the 1930's era furnace still going strong in the basement here.   Beautiful....

Pps, check out many more amazing creatives and their spaces over on Kootoyoo.  I'm happy to be joining in this week - - it's been a while....!

6 comments:

Seaside Siblings said...

Some great shots there. Looking forward to seeing the new label.

Seedling said...

Thanks very much! Have just gotten the completed design and ordered my new labels. Yay!

Freedom Creative said...

Hi, may I ask what type of camera you have that has a 'text mode' - that's pretty cool!
Emma - Freedom Creative

Seedling said...

Of course! It's a Pentax Optio -- about 5 years old. To be honest, I've been using text mode for just about every post I've done for the past few months. It feels a bit like cheating, but it takes amazing photos -- no editing required! The only thing it doesn't work perfectly for is people -- skin tones tend to look a little weird in some lights.

imba said...

Ooo I love the Cherries one! Very much. That pic would make a great poster.

Seedling said...

Thanks Catherine! That one is actually my great-grandfather's sign from the 40's. The cherry trees trees are still going strong after all this time....such a wonderful summer treat.