Here's another confession, though this one is less likely to ruffle feathers: I can't remember the last time I uploaded a desktop background on my personal laptop. The last two backgrounds I've used have been chosen from amongst the standard Mac options and, in fact, I think the one that's there now is still the one that appeared automatically when I booted up my new hard drive for the first time. (It's called Galaxy, in case you were wondering.)
But, in a stunning exhibition of contradiction, I love having a rotating selection of carefully chosen hand-lettered background on my work computer. I have so much fun scrolling through the illustrations and typography that, if the sentiments of the women I follow online are any indication, were created as a labor of love, picking the perfect inspiration for my work day, and then taking a minute at the start of every morning to admire both the words themselves and the artistry that went into shaping them. Maybe it's because my day job, although in the arts, is very Arial and Times New Roman and I want one small contrast at easy reach - I'm not sure. But this little frivolous reminder to do my job well is lovely to have to hand no matter what's going on at work. Thanks, letterers.
|Type and Title|
|The Nectar Collective via The Wonder Forest|
|Her Lovely Heart|
|The Fox Is Black|