A new set of lovely quotes all hand drawn with 0.3mm fineliner. Hopefully going to carry on with this for a while and create a lovely collection. I will also try to experiment with colour and digitalising my typography with vectors etc.

If anyone has any good quotes feel free to comment and I will upload it when I’m done ūüôā

-Apologies for the watermark at the bottom, the disrespectful people of tumblr have drawn me to this! I don’t mind if people like to share my work but when my link is deleted I get angry. Support new artists people!!!

Vitruvius was “a Roman writer, architect and engineer. He worked in 1st century BC, most famous for his book On Architecture (De Architectura) and this is also the only surviving work and little is known about his life. The book is divided into ten sections:

  • Town planning,¬†architecture¬†or¬†Civil engineering¬†in general, and the qualifications required of an¬†architect¬†or more modernly the¬†civil engineer
  • Building materials
  • Temples¬†and the¬†orders of architecture;
  • continuation of book 3
  • Civil buildings
  • Domestic buildings
  • Pavements¬†and decorative¬†plasterwork
  • Water supplies¬†and¬†aqueducts
  • Sciences influencing architecture –¬†geometry,¬†mensuration,¬†astronomy,¬†sundial
  • Use and construction of¬†machines¬†–¬†Roman siege engines,¬†water mills, drainage machines,¬†Roman technology,¬†hoisting,¬†pneumatics

Here is a quote from his book.

In like fashion the members of temples ought to have dimensions of their several parts answering suitably to the general sum of their whole magnitude. Now the navel is naturally the exact centre of the body. For if a man lies on his back with hands and feet outspread, and the centre of a circle is placed on his navel, his figure and toes will be touched by the circumference. Also a square will be found described within the figure, in the same way as a round figure is produced. For if we measure from the sole of the foot to the top of the head, and apply the measure to the outstretched hands, the breadth will be found equal to the height, just like sites which are squared by rule. 

Wasted Rita

28/Oct/11

Wasted Rita works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. Mostly, I love her typographic work but the illustrations of people are also hilarious. Not only does her work attract me because of the freehand style but her brutal honesty is comical.

Antoni Gaudi

27/Oct/11

Antoni Gaudi, a famous Spanish architect who worked on Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and Casa Mila. Before I visited Barcelona I had only seen Gaudi’s work in books and on the internet, mind-blowing as the structures were it is nothing like seeing them in real life.

Here are some of my photos from Park Guell.

Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.

– Antoni Gaudi

Homer, the Iliad

25/Oct/11

Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.