PICK OF THIS WEEK - Week # 42
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This work is by Christie Burns
Dust, Sweat and Blood
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust, sweat, and blood. A man who knows great enthusiasm and great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who in the end, knows the triumph of high achievement, and if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.
Dust, Sweat, & Blood came out of the May class in 26 Seeds, A Year to Grow. We were studying many styles of Roman Capitals and more variations of Italic to use in high contrast compositions. We also learned to properly grind stick ink, focusing while grinding and mentally preparing to
write. Grinding stick ink was a revelation and a pleasure, it was so dense and creamy. The dark red looked like blood! The words dust, sweat, and blood jumped out from the Roosevelt quote and inspired the use of dramatic blood-red, chunky Neuland caps. The rest of the quote was written
in a contrasting spiky italic. The smudges of charcoal and graphite represent the struggle inherent in high achievement.
Class of 2002, Salem Oregon
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