It’s been a few weeks since I’ve taken a hike (unless you count the urban hikes in Discovery Park). I wanted to post the hike I did back on the most beautiful sunny Seattle day in March. So my hiking friend Lacey and I hiked and hiked straight up this mountain asking every passer by about the view. They all joked like what view? We honestly thought they were joking and that the view would be amazing like all hikes that are that steep. Sadly, when we got to the top it was a picnic table in the middle of the woods – thus my simple type on wood grain photo. I guess that day we learned that A) not all hikes were designed for a pretty view at the top and B) we would do better trail research next time. Overall though, we had good time. We hiked back down the mountain feeling content that we had gotten out into nature on such a beautiful day. -Holly
Type hand-drawn by Holly. Photo taken with my iPhone5 Check out the past hikes here.
UPDATE: The Explore Column has become its own site! Please continue to follow along at it’s new location Hike the PNW
We ventured to Commonwealth Basin Snowshoe about a month ago to do some snowshoeing. Hiking through the snow is really pretty (and a lot more work!). At the top we discovered an abandoned igloo made by some boys who had camped the night before. It was possibly the coolest thing I’ve stumbled into while hiking.
With today’s trail logo I am using a couple typefaces from Lost Type. Have you used their fonts? They’re all really beautiful and unique and most impressively: free! Of course if you use the fonts and like them, it would be nice to support the artists with a donation! -Holly
I’ve been finding a lot of inspiration on dribbble lately. There are definitely some talented designers and illustrators uploading their work to the dribbble community. These are a few of my favorites this week (but not necessarily created this week by their respected designer). Be sure to browse dribbble if you haven’t done so already! -Holly
I’m pleased to announce a new project called Explore. I try to go hiking throughout the year as well as other miscellaneous outdoor activities and decided it would be fun to document all the trails I venture to. The creative part you ask? It’s simple, I will create a logo for every hike I take, nothing fancy just something fun. I used to do a project on my old site, called “White Type” where I would explore new typefaces on imagery and this feels like a natural progression for the project. I hope you enjoy my adventures, small or grand as they may be! -Holly
Have you discovered the Daily Dishonesty project by Lauren Hom? It makes me laugh every time I look at it. I’m sure we can all relate to at least a few of her posts (or maybe more ;). The thing that really makes them shine though is her hand-lettering. I think she does a great job of digitalizing her drawings, and love the textures and colors she uses. If you’re curious how she does it, be sure to check out her tutorial here. -Holly