It all started when...
I was first getting into music in junior high. I had just received an iPod nano for my birthday. I had discovered Led Zeppelin the summer before. Lyrics were everything to me. I began reading prose and looking for that perfect one liner. I filled my iPod with the likes of The Notorious B.I.G., the Pixies, Radiohead, Sam Cooke, Carol King, The Cranberries, Fugees, Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians, and Erykah Badu.
So began my obsession with quotes. I passionately write down lyrics and film dialogue. I try to experiment with the typography, the words that make something visual for me. I try to convey meaning visually (thats graphic design isn't it?).
But let's be real i've been quoting things since The Little Mermaid.
My journals and computer files are filled with quotes. My books are all underlined.
When I began my MFA degree at RISD I was given a desk space in the department grad studios. This was the first time in my life that I had a work space. I wrote my usual amount of quotes on sticky notes and put them up on my wall. And then I realized I could design whatever I wanted and tape it up. I named it the word-wall. It changed and grew with me as a designer, an artist, and woman.
I no longer have a place (except maybe a computer folder) where I can pin up my one liner experiments with type and form. This page is dedicated to this piece of myself that continues through it all- quickly made play.