Wednesday, December 29, 2010

IF ... Winter

©2010 Mardi Speth All Rights Reserved • watercolour and ink

The woods behind the house hid a pond that was easy to traverse in the winter months. When the mousekin finally arrived, after an unusually long gestation (23 days!), we set off to...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

IF ... Mail

* * * * * YOU'VE GOT MAIL * * * * *
Wishing you all the joy and frivolity of the season.

©2010 Mardi Speth • All Rights Reserved • Digital

About the image ...
The nomenclature unique to typography is rich in history, dating back to Johannes Gutenberg's invention of the letter matrix in the mid-1400s. • Molten metal, poured into the matrix, quickly hardens to produce a single unit of type, of any character, and is known as a sort. (Be sure to keep enough on hand, or you will be out of sorts) • Not all typefaces are about letters – some contain imagery that is used to embellish text. These decorative sorts are dubbed ornaments.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

IF ... Phenomenon

©2010 Mardi Speth All Rights Reserved • Watercolour and Ink

A long time ago, in a civilization far, far away, a bright star appeared in the night sky proclaiming a gift from heaven.