Here's something I did at the close of last year:[link]
And here's why I did it:
I got it because I think it is a great sentence under which to lead my life. I am rather pessimistic. I do think the world is a great place and good things happen, choose to believe in the good in mankind. But for me, personally, I always fear for the worst. This is supposed to be reminder that, in the end, looking back, all has turned out well for me and shall do so in the future.
I think the term is a very iconic literary turn of phrase, it thus signifies my own love for the storytelling tradition, and how it has sheped and changed my life. It is about my love for books...
The broader, literary meaning is supported by the fact that it is set in Jane Austen's handwriting. I DID use the online typeface as a base, but then worked to get rid of keming, and looked at samples of Austen's handwriting in letters and such, and thus tweeked and changed the sentence into a much more natural flow.
It is pretty typographically. I am a Graphic Design and Illustration student, so it had to be perfect. The uppercase A in the beginning and the ascenders of the double l at the ende frame the phrase nicely and balance it out. Being a typographer, the period was a must.
It's form Harry Potter, which is not only a book I have loved for almost a deaced now, but also what got me into drawing at age 16. Which is rather late. Without that, I never would've ended up studying Graphic Design, which makes me happy every day of my life. Except for those days before deadlines.
So, what do you guys think? Are you inked as well?