Category Archives: typography

I love you magazine !!

If you know me that you know im not a book reading kinda girl i get bored easily but throw me a European fashion magazine with a quirky name and im all over it …they become precious books to me and id rather spend hours scanning the images in or photocopying them  then cut them up for my sketchbook ! Sometimes if im feeling nice i let my friends look at them for inspiration too but since ive moved home for the summer my precious collection has been put in the garage … : (

So when  i was Paris i couldn’t help but walk into a little magazine shop and a magazine called i love you made my eyes light up ,

It is filled with fashion photography, quotes and some amazing still life photography and with the name fitting in with my romantic trip to Paris i was sold …i have issue no 4 but ive researched the magazine and i love what ive found…

The full cover superwomen issue

I though the lipstick kisses where tights but its body art !!!!

Alot of the images are spread over a double page … i love it !

I love you is the printed blog of  Christiane Bördner’s based in berlin the magazine is inspired by her blog and is solely for women … It´s a womens point of view on women.

Ive read over the website and love the interviews with Christiane Bördner and love some of the comments made….

“No, honestly, there is nothing more beautiful for me than photography on paper, in a book, on the wall. My heart beats for magazines, photography, and I love paper…”  ( new york times interview.)

“Deep in my heart I am a feminist but I don’t see a reason why I need to express this in flat shoes and compete with men, when there are the greatest highest heels out there and we all look so hot in them…” (themostcake.co.uk)

And she’s a fan of Mad Men even more reason to love her and this amazing blog !!

“The first time I saw Mad Men the TV Show I was so inspired by Joan as a woman; she is so much woman. I love her character, her body, the way she is dressed… we will do a whole issue about her as homage, coming out in November. She once said to her colleague Peggy: “If you want to be taken seriously, stop dressing like a little girl” – this could be a subtitle of the magazine. ” ( Themostcake.co.uk)

Im buying that issue ! …. the only thing i hate is that i didnt know about this magazine sooner and the no.1 and 3 are sold out !!!!

From issue 2.

And here is the magazines manifesto

WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL
WOMEN ARE SEXY
WOMEN ARE CLEVER AND INTELLIGENT
LIFE IS CHANGE. CHANGE IS GOOD.
FASHION IS THE DISPLAY OF CHANGE
LIFE IS IRREGULAR.
LIFE HAPPENS QUICKLY,
BUT NOT ALWAYS.
TODAY’S COMMUNICATION GETS FASTER
TODAY’S COMMUNICATION GETS
MORE PERSONAL.
FASHION HAPPENS EVERY MORNING.
THIS (MAGAZINE) IS TO HELP YOU
STAY INSPIRED.
…IS TO KEEP YOU INSPIRED AND LOVE YOU(RSELF)

Go check the site and the Facebook page if your a creative women you need to read this  !! x

Hi stranger….

Its been a very long time so ill give you the bad news first ……I was ment to updat this a month ago but the things i would of wrote would of made you think i was about jump of a bridge or something….well maybe not something that drastic but i was very upset…….

The bad news after the holidays busting my as to do my typographic brief to get on to 2nd year i finally got my results on the 21st september to find out……. FAILED ! like wow i was emotional anyone that saw me knew i was emotional wreck panda eyes like whoa !

So i marched down to uni to find out what the deal was with my low grade ….. GUESS WHAT stupid DMU (de montfort university in leicester ) Lost my development work my whole sketch book !!! and my tutor who ill call THE IDIOT TUTOR  but if your from my class you know who i mean ……. Well he just smiles and tells me they looked high and low for it and are doubting i submitted it at all …..maybe i should do HND !!!!!

What the fuck mate like i never got triple distinction in college n ure telling me i cant do a degree course !!!Not to give him the satisfaction of seeing him break me down in tears i walked out in despair to find someone that could actually help me !

So more bad news followed ….. i spoke to the dean head of design and was told i cant do my graphic design n photography course for 3 yrs ! n i cant get on another course till next year !!!………But GUESS WHAT we went  to the room were my work was stored and what is just lying in the table with lots of other sketchbooks !!!! MY SKETCHBOOK !!!

OOOOOOOHHHHHHH MMMMMYYYYY GGGOOODDDDD !!!Are you serious…… so this head of design is sorting it out to get remarked but who tries to put a spanner in the works and crushes my dreams even more ……..THE IDIOT TUTOR ….. ” well i just don’t think Samantha is right for the course….just beacuase the sketchbooks been found doesn’t change anything ” !!!!

So he basically told the one guy that could have just put me on 2nd year i was a no hoper ! ….. so a couple days went by …. depressing days of hardly eating or sleeping and mainly crying then finally…. i get told i can be put on to The Photography and video course ……. WOW im a fresher again !

It is actually real good news as i know some people didn’t get back in at all so in a way i am lucky…….

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Love

Little tortoise x

Typography is my life !

Typography is my life….for the next 2 weeks it will be anyway making posters for my horrible tutor ! so its off to the library tomorrow wow its gonna be fun anyone wanna join me ?

Well while Ive been researching, cutting, sticking and tracing i have found a lovely blog and type websites that have give me a spring in my step and hope for the rest of the night and the upcoming days…

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By Jonho at we love typography …(hes the chap behind the site too !)

So im gonna go full steam ahead up a very steep hill lets hope i pedal fast enough ….

See you in two weeks !

Love little tortoise

xxx