I'm honored to be among some seriously talented folks selected to have their typographic works published in Goodtype's first book. Operated by Brooke Robinson and followed by nearly 700,000 on Instagram, Goodtype is responsible for curating one of the most massive collections of lettering, calligraphy, and typography on social media. As a result, incredible opportunities for inspiration and exposure have been created for us lovers of letters.
Truth be told, my submission for the Goodtype book was far from conceptual. What began as a mindless doodle during a telephone call, I later considered submitting after noticing the somewhat garish nature of the strokes. I figured "Why not submit a quick little piece whose aesthetic qualities capture the meaning of the word?". That is, after all, why lettering and typography appeal to me so much in the first place.
Funded by a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign and featuring nearly 200 artists worldwide, the Goodtype book is a tactile extension of Goodtype's social feed and has sold over 1200 copies.
I'm grateful for being able to develop a world-wide network of peers and pals in the design and lettering world thanks to the communities built by brands like Goodtype. In fact, I never would have imagined the ways in which my lettering passion and skills would grow because of it. Many thanks go out to Brooke and her team for working tirelessly to feature our work and curate one of the best Instagram feeds on the planet!