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Monday, 10 January 2011

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

Today I want to share a beautiful piece of bespoke typographic artwork designed for Candida Balfour, creator of the fabulous nestify, an online magazine dedicated to 'making your nest the best'. Candida has written for various publications including the Financial Times, the Evening Standard, Daily Candy and mydeco.com, where she used to run the blog. 


More Than Words was featured in a "People We're Loving" piece on the fantastic nestify blog last September, which you can read here.  


Candida contacted me at Christmas to ask if I could design a special piece for a loved one, composed of a poem by Emily Dickinson and overlaid with a French love note in a vibrant coral colour.  Thank you to Candida for letting me share this!  I absolutely love the sentiment it captures.







Emily Dickinson defines hope by comparing it to a bird in this beautiful poem - 



Hope     

Hope is the thing with feathers 
That perches in the soul, 
And sings the tune--without the words, 
And never stops at all,


And sweetest in the gale is heard; 
And sore must be the storm 
That could abash the little bird 
That kept so many warm.


I've heard it in the chillest land, 
And on the strangest sea; 
Yet, never, in extremity, 
It asked a crumb of me.

Bespoke typographic art.  Available at www.morethanwords.uk.com from £70.

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Monday, 10 January 2011

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

Today I want to share a beautiful piece of bespoke typographic artwork designed for Candida Balfour, creator of the fabulous nestify, an online magazine dedicated to 'making your nest the best'. Candida has written for various publications including the Financial Times, the Evening Standard, Daily Candy and mydeco.com, where she used to run the blog. 


More Than Words was featured in a "People We're Loving" piece on the fantastic nestify blog last September, which you can read here.  


Candida contacted me at Christmas to ask if I could design a special piece for a loved one, composed of a poem by Emily Dickinson and overlaid with a French love note in a vibrant coral colour.  Thank you to Candida for letting me share this!  I absolutely love the sentiment it captures.







Emily Dickinson defines hope by comparing it to a bird in this beautiful poem - 



Hope     

Hope is the thing with feathers 
That perches in the soul, 
And sings the tune--without the words, 
And never stops at all,


And sweetest in the gale is heard; 
And sore must be the storm 
That could abash the little bird 
That kept so many warm.


I've heard it in the chillest land, 
And on the strangest sea; 
Yet, never, in extremity, 
It asked a crumb of me.

Bespoke typographic art.  Available at www.morethanwords.uk.com from £70.

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