Dear Emily’s Readers,
Typography. I seriously cannot get enough of it. Maybe it’s because I’m a graphic designer by day, but the use of phrases and letter forms in a piece of art is one of my most favorite things ever … throw in some vintage paint-by-numbers, and I’m totally IN:
This is the work of New York based artist Trey Speegle. He inherited hundreds of vintage paint-by-numbers and has done some pretty fantastic things with them! The good news for us — he just opened an online shop with prints and originals of a whole bunch of this work! Prints start at $50 and originals (the A and B are original collages) start at $200.
It doesn’t get much more straight forward that this! The work of San Francisco’s Mike Monteiro is literally black and white. Some of his phrases are heart-felt, others funny, and a handful that are kinda rude — in the most awesome way, of course! There are lots more where these came from, and they’re all are available as originals.
Now, if these don’t make you ridiculously happy, I don’t know what will. Felt on felt phrases about disco balls, and being totally like epic. I think Australian artist Rachel Castle says it best … HELL YEAH.
(P.S. You’ll see lots of SOLD stickers in Rachel’s shop, but she’s quite happy to make you something new — just give her a shout.)
OK. So who’s up for some paint-by-numbers, being a third-wheel, and a few bananas? Me too! Thanks for indulging my love of type … I hope you love it too! See you soon ~ Danielle (aka The Jealous Curator)