Graphic Design

Project 8: Love Prints

Happy February!

February is basically the best month of the year. OK, well that’s clearly a lie… but it definitely has a lot of things going for it. It’s short, so that’s great. The faster spring get’s here, the better. It’s my birthday month (Woo!), so that kinda fun. And, of course, there’s Valentine’s Day. I am probably the one and only person whose favorite holiday is Valentine’s Day, but it is and always has been. I’m sure when I was a kid it was just a fun precursor to my birthday, which follows just four days later. (Sucks to be the husband… Valentine’s Day and birthday within four days!? Yikes!) Pre-birthday celebration aside, Valentine’s Day is just awesome.

When you are a kid you get to exchange sweet Valentine’s Day cards with all of your classmates in decked out, heart-covered paper bags. Who didn’t love that?! And if you are indecisive like me, you too sweated bullets trying to pick the best Valentines for your classmates. Should you choose Hey Arnold or Scooby Doo? Maybe Spiderman? How about Disney princesses… BAHHH! Today it would be easy: Up Valentines fo sho. I mean, honestly, who can say “no” to Dug the dog or Russell? In fact, I bought Up Valentines a year or so ago and gave them to my college roommates, my sisters and my little brother. They even came with tattoos. TATTOOS! They were AWESOME.

Even after elementary school, I think Valentine’s Day remains a great holiday. It’s one day a year when you remember to tell all the amazing people in your life that you love them. Significant other or not, it’s a day to love and be loved, and that’s why I love it. (I should try to squeeze the word “love” into that sentence just one more time, huh?)

Anyway, to the craft project. I have been experimenting with Adobe InDesign and I think it’s the best program ever. I made some love-themed artwork that I plan on printing out on a nice card stock and framing for our master bedroom. To keep the prints consistent, I used the same two fonts in each image: Baskerville and Zapfino.

What do you think? I’m really happy with how they turned out. And, depending on what color scheme we go with when we decorate, I’ll change the accent color. For now, I’m rocking the light bluish-green.

My take on the infamous LOVE statue in NYC.

“Love” and its many definitions.

Another version with definitions. I like this one a bit better.

This one is inspired from Pinterest!

And this one took forever, but it was so worth it.

I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out. Have you ever experimented with InDesign? What do you think about it? I took a graphic design class in college, so I’ve got the hang of the program. It’s a lot of fun to play around with it, so if you get the chance to try it out, I definitely recommend it!

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