Allow the time that it takes - Myrna Keliher
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February has really flown by, I feel like it was just yesterday I wrote the last TypoMusings email! I am putting the final touches on volume 04 of TypographJournal and have been engrossed in that (while also juggling client work) - so don't feel like I have come up for air this month! This volume of the journal explores the interplay between technology (print and digital), craftsmanship and design of type and goes to print in the next 2 weeks - I don't have a delivery date from the printer yet but I will be in touch again as soon as it launches! I am looking forward to sharing this volume with you - as I think its pretty epic!

Speaking of time moving quickly - Earlier this week I went to hear Jess Walsh talk about her creative practice. She shared so much valuable insight - I came away feeling super inspired! One of the things that struck me most (especially given how prolifically and frequently she publishes both personal and client work) was her understanding that the best work takes time. At Sagmeister & Walsh as well as dedicating a lot of time to their self initiated work and their practice of taking creative sabbaticals they also insist on enough time for each client deliverable to allow for play, experimentation (& failure) so that they can come up with innovative solutions rather than relying on creative pathways they have tested before (genius!). After the event I was fortunate enough to chat with Kevin Finn (who expertly juggles DesigNerd, Open Manifesto and The Sum Of) about the challenges of finding time (and giving yourself permission to prioritize personal work) which reminded of a wonderful postcard from Myrna at Expedition Press about "allowing" time - which I thought was a beautiful sentiment - Myrna wisely wrote: 'my first thoughts for the verb were “make time...” and then “take time…” and then “steal time…” But hey, if I can learn to allow time… well, there’s something!'

This month although I was super busy with the journal I did "allow" time for my letterpress play. The Above Q is one of the outcomes - I am pleased with how it turned out but as always for me my time in the print pavilion is more about the process than the outcome! This month before we jump into the TypoMusings I wanted to encourage you all to allow time for your own creative practice, to play, experiment, innovate and advance. Allow yourself time to do your best work!

x Np
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