Birds of Sadness

January 13th, 2013

I originally saw this quote on a poster by Studio on Fire, and it’s always stuck with me. I revisited it yesterday and decided to try to put my own typographical spin on it. It’s not perfect, but I like it being a little rough around the edges. I’ve gotten a bit addicted to hand-lettering pretty scripts lately.

"Birds of Sadness" by Carol Mertz

“You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.” — Chinese Proverb

2 Responses to “Birds of Sadness”

  1. Greg Thompson says:

    Very cool – I’ve always loved these. I take a lot of photos with my Canon 1DX and would like to combine some of the stylized RAW files with word art kinda like this and sell them as large-ish canvas prints – is anyone doing this on a large scale that you’ve seen?

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