Modern versal 19, the letter ‘S’. Enjoy!
Well, I have to dedicate this evening’s modern versal to my cat. His name is Q and he has been at my side for most of the designs you’ve seen here. And, to my clientele, he has been by my side for most of my other work. I must confess, he has his own little chair neatly placed next to mine while I work. Each evening if I’ve not collecting myself to my office by 7:00pm he will be nagging me, standing next to the small hallway that leads the way to the office, meowing and pacing.
I used the typeface Raleigh LT Standard Roman. I have had very mixed feelings about Raleigh in the past. I rarely use it but I insist on keeping it in my default collection because when it works out for a given task it is almost always spot on. Tonight’s design is certainly one of those instances. As soon as I previewed the ‘Q’ I knew without hesitation the face I was using.
For the overall color scheme I chose grays (warm and cool) since my feline companion is also gray. The repeating pattern on the right side background is derived from the tail of the character. Perhaps not as obvious is the use of the shape of the character’s counter as the spots on the left side background pattern. That’s it. This is another favorite for me, and I hope it is for you as well.
As sports fans go I am generally behind on the news and usually oblivious to what is going on with my teams. So as you could have guessed sports is not one of my die hard passions, however I love Steelers’ and WVU Mountaineer football. So during the season I am usually on top of things but at this time of year as we are entrenched in the excitement of basketball or anticipating the warmer days and the boys of summer, I don’t follow sports.
Well, today I learned that Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been released. This has no doubt been heart breaking news for all of us who follow, cheer or bleed black and gold. Ward was one of my favorites. You would be watching a game and see him make a great catch and gain a first down and some nice yardage and then get pummeled by a defensive tackle. You would cover your eyes and say “oooooohhh! That had to hurt!” and uncover your eyes hoping to see that he was ok. What you would see is Hines Ward get up on his feet, shake it off and start running back to the huddle for the next play, nearly all in one motion. The icing on the cake was Ward’s big shit eating grin as he was doing it. Hines Ward loves football, every last bruising minute of it. From the glory of making it into the end zone for a touchdown in a Super Bowl, to the humiliation of being knocked on his ass from out of no where. Ward loves football, and Ward loves the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s a shame that the organization is letting him go. It’s just wrong.
So… anyway, I did a new versal for the letter ‘P’. I don’t really have an archetypal image of a ‘P’ but today I want to give a shout out to the ‘burgh by using the Pittsburgh Pirates ‘P’ logo. Here’s to warmer weather and to Hines Ward. We love you and we thank you for being so dedicated to the sport, as well as to the organization that could not reciprocate.