Category Archives: Quote

The Magpie

New year, new drawings :)

I’ve added new goodies to the store: www.etsy.com/shop/chellythemagpie

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Inked

I have fallen in love with the art of hand lettering.

One of my favourite artists is Jasmine Dowling. Her work looks so effortless and classy at the same time. She also hand letters really nice quotes – not just random things. Sigh, it’s just so pretty. Enjoy.

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Hand lettered love

Everyone could use a good quote or two to keep their head up no?

How about quotes that also look gorgeous? Enter, Noel Shiveley. I found his art on Instagram and have been hooked ever since. So dreamy yet so profound, these need to be framed up and displayed on your desk at work and bedside table and anywhere else you can think of.

 

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I Promise to Love You

Even after tremendous heartbreak, I am still a romantic. Which is why it was lovely to stumble upon these neon billboards by contemporary artist Tracey Emin. Set up in the heart of Times Square, her exhibition of billboards titled “I Promise to Love You” can be viewed every night for the month of February from 11:57 PM to midnight. Such lovely words to light up the night with. Sigh.

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Betype

I love me some Tumblr time. I find all kinds of different things I love like photography, quotes, design inspiration, fashion. I found Betype one day and it’s a great source of typography inspiration and ideas when you’re going through designer’s block.

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Good design is for good clients

I wish I could stamp this on my client’s foreheads. Or on their briefs. Designed by vbg as a new years compliment to their clients, these stamps read “Good design is for good clients”. So simple and so true.

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Prediction Coasters

Coasters just got fun people.

These four coast­ers have pre­dic­tions on them! Each coaster pro­vides for­tunes for a dif­fer­ent aspect of your life: Love, Happiness, Career and Adventure. I love the simple yet very appealing predictions. My favourites are Meet a handsome stranger, You will travel around the world, You will reconnect with an old flame and You will meet someone who makes you swoon. Designed by the good people at Seamless Creative.

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Twixl Chalk Movie

I came across this amazing video today. With uplifting old school music and the sheer talent of these two artists, it’s a joy to watch. I don’t know how they draw so perfectly without any outlined markings anywhere. The messages are simple, and somehow, as simple as it is, it makes me want to do better. To be better and follow my dreams. Watch the video here. Happy Monday everyone!

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Molly Jacques

Happy new year everyone! I just want to say thank you all so much for all your kind words and support over the past year. It’s been really fulfilling looking for amazing artists and designs to feature. :)

So here’s the first post of 2013!

Maybe this year I will try to master the art of calligraphy. It’s such a beautiful art form. Molly Jacques‘ work is oh so lovely. I would so frame the one that says soup!

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The Event Of A Thread

I love swings. I had one as a child outside both our old houses. I long for the day I can have one in a home of my own. For those of you in New York, swing away indoors at this uber fun installation. You have visual artist Ann Hamilton to thank. She’s the brains behind the multimedia installation titled The Event Of A Thread. There are 42 swings hung from a high ceiling just waited to be used. (Come to think of it if they were just displayed on their own they would already be beautiful). But how amazing is it that you can actually use the swings and relive childhood memories!

I had to include this beautifully written excerpt from Ann’s site:

“I can remember the feeling of swinging—how hard we would work for those split seconds, flung at furthest extension, just before the inevitable downward and backward pull, when we felt momentarily free of gravity, a little hiccup of suspension when our hands loosened on the chain and our torsos raised off the seat. We were sailing, so inside the motion—time stopped—and then suddenly rushed again toward us. We would line up on the playground and try to touch the sky, alone together.”

The Event Of A Thread is currently on display at Park Avenue Armory until January 6, 2013.

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