Typography Advent Calendar

This December, me and two of my loveliest friends decided to set ourselves a little challenge – for the 12 days before Christmas we’d take it in turns to post a festive typography piece on Instagram. These are my 4 contributions – the whole collection can be seen here.

Lyric Painting

Two of my best friends got married last weekend (it was such a lovely day, and I cried quite a few times). I wanted to get them something other than the classic wedding present, so I painted this.

The lyrics are from Lover of the Light by Mumford & Sons, which they used for their first dance. I don’t think I’d noticed how wedding-appropriate the lyrics were before this.

I painted a wreath of flowers around the words, mainly in blue (the main colour of their wedding), and included a small banner at the bottom with the date of the wedding.



Tasty Treats


This Christmas, Graham and I made recipe books for our friends and families. We included the recipes for 12 of our favourite cakes and sweet treats, alongside original photographs. In the process, I learnt to use Adobe InDesign (on a pretty basic level).


We worked together to pick recipes, and decide on fonts, layouts and images. We spent a long time thinking about binding. So long, in fact, that we nearly ran out time to actually bind them – we ended up settling for a simple solution, and used white ribbon.