There’s a lot of beautiful hand lettering of inspiring phrase out there on Instagram and Pinterest. There are some amazing artists using the social networks to work on a regular practice – a drawing a day, a song a day, etc. This project, The Weekly Slam, is my response to that. I want to play with letters, without trying to change the world, to focus on words that are awkward, crass, cheeky, insulting, and goofy. So, once a week for a year, I’ll see what I can learn about color, pattern, letterforms from repetition, practice and exploration.
I’ve had some requests to make these available as prints, if that interests you, and you have a fave – let me know with a message below in the comments.
Week One – Ass Hat
Week Two – Idiot
Week Three – Old Fart
Week Four – Dick
Week Five – Holy Crap
Week Six – Douchebag
Week Seven – Butt
Week Eight – Bite Me
Week Nine – Poop
Week 10 – Hot Damn. 4/2/16 the day after Price passed away
Week 11 – Bullshit The week Trump became the presumptive republican nominee
Week 12 – Meh, sometimes the nicest thing you have to say isn’t very nice.
Week 13 – Putz, coming to terms with the Republican nominee
Week 14 – Fart. A classic
Week 15 – Hippy. Frequently derogatory, the hippies were on to lots of things that we could use more of. Don’t take the good stuff for granted.
Week 16 – After taking a break to absorb the overwhelm of the election campaigning, I came back with Nasty, inspired by the GOP nominee.