**Update: You asked, I answered! This quote art is now available as a free printable. To download it (it's designed to print as a 5"x5" square), go here! If you'd like a different size, let me know and I'll get it to you.**
---------Guess what it's time for?! Another installment of the summer soiree style series! (Phew, that's a lot of alliteration.) Take a look at that link above for the introduction to this fun once-a-month series hosted by Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof and four other lovely ladies. This month's inspiring style icon is Lilly Pulitzer, and she's always been a favorite of mine. When I heard about her passing back in April, I couldn't help but be a little sad to have lost such an influential designer. Her timeless, colorful dresses were a staple of my "dressy" wardrobe in middle school and high school, and I still have a few of them in my closet. Last night I even tried to dig up a few photos of me wearing them, but alas, I think they're stored on my external hard drive, so you'll have to wait on those. No middle or high school Chaney photos in this post - too bad ;).
For my little project this time around, I decided to design a simple piece of typographic art using one of her famous quotes. It's a tribute, in a way, to her wonderfully playful designs, and I hope that it captures a little bit of her design aesthetic and attitude towards life.
"Being happy never goes out of style." - Lilly Pulitzer
To make this, I used this swatch (below) of one of her designs to use as the border and fill for the word "style." I pulled the colors for the rest of the words from the swatch as well. It was fun playing around with the colors to see what looked best and made the quote "come alive."
In case you're into typography like me, and are curious, the typefaces I used were Bebas Neue and Altast Greeting. These are definitely two of my current faves. (And they're both free if you want to download them yourself!)
I'm keeping this post short and sweet today and letting the art speak for itself. Hope you enjoy it! I'm considering making it a free download if I get enough interest - I think it would look so cute in a frame on a summer mantel or even sitting on the edge of a desk - so let me know in the comments or on Facebook if you'd like a copy!
Have a great Wednesday :).
Psst! If you missed last month's Kate Spade-inspired project, you can read about it here.
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