Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Not a graphic designer

What do you call a person with a mediocre to sufficient understanding of photoshop and zero clue how to use the rest of the Creative Suite?
Not a graphic designer, that's for sure.
But at the end of our hallway there is a fuse box.
It is hideously ugly and very eye-catching.
Currently there is a Christmas quilt hanging over it.

As you may know... it is not Christmas. It is March. I just don't want to take it down and have to look at the fuse box! I wanted to put up some art, maybe a map? A quote?
But we are poor, and pretty maps are RIDICULOUSLY expensive.

So I started sifting through some of my favorite lines from books (mostly children's books), playing around with them, to see if there was something I wanted to hang on our wall.

And I got a bit carried away.
To get the large file of the printable, just click the link below the poster you want! Then just go to File -> Download As -> PDF


What do you think? Which is your favorite?
You can see a lot of my design asthetic. For example, I usually dislike mixing up fonts, and would much rather use plain, easy to read fonts in a variety of colors. 
These are free for the taking, and I'd love to know if you print one off and hang it up.
The first person to email me and explain how to put up a link so you can download these in high resolution will get a prize! 
(Nope. Not a prize. Just the knowledge that you know how to do internets things.)
**EDIT** Angela taught me: just click on the link below each poster to get it in Google Doc format!

Which do you think that I should hang up? I'm leaning towards the Madeleine L'engle one in the hall, but maybe the Hobbit one or the Winnie the Pooh one in the boys' room and the Lewis Carroll one in my office/sewing room. I mean, it's obviously a little biased, but I'm pretty fond of them all.

Also, I think I want to build up a collection of these, so if you have a favorite quote you might like to see in Becky-style print, leave it in the comments!

Because, as A.A. Milne said, “A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself.” 

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Angela said...

If you convert them to pdf files, you can upload them to Google Docs and share the links here! :-)

I LOVE the Lion Witch and Wardrobe one!! One of my FAV lines EVER!!! I also love the Alice in Wonderland one! So many good lines, though! All wonderful!


Aimee said...

These are great. My favorite is the "believing takes practice" one. I loved that book also. I'm looking for some good books to read. Do you have any recommendations?

Becky Pitcher said...

@ Angela
Thank you SO much!

@ Aimee
If you're looking for children's books, I have suggestions out the wazoo! But my favorite "grown-up" books are probably East of Eden, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A River Runs Through it, and My Antonia.

As far as children's books go, I believe you should stick to the classics. :)

Chris said...

Here's one from Sir Winston Churchill:

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

Which are you? Guess which one I am, or your mother.

Polly said...

(this is Jack)
@Dad If an optimist sees opportunity in difficulty, what does he see in opportunity.
I prefer HP quotes specifically Dumbledor, like,
"When times seem rather dark, one needs only remember to turn on the light."
"Do no pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all, pity those who live without love."

Kate said...

Great stuff. Just FYI, Bilbo is misspelled...

Polly said...

"I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is."
Derek Zoolander

Becky Pitcher said...

Haha, thanks! I've fixed it!

I love HP quotes, but there are dozens of prints of those two quotes, and I don't want to add any subpar versions to the noise. But there are SO MANY HP quotes that I haven't seen, so I'll try to do some of those.

Angela said...

You're so welcome! :-)


Lisa said...

The skipping about one could be a book cover. ;)