Great DIY Point Decor8

I don’t normally regurgitate blog posts from other websites. I have never been one to religiously read Decor8 either –but– late last week a blog post that Holly wrote came through my twitter stream and I couldn’t help but agree with the sentiment. DIY doesn’t stand for Duplicate It Yourself. The truth is that all of us stationery designers are working with the same fonts, swashes and swirls. If you do enough research, you can most likely replicate the look at home to a certain extent. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for clients knowing the style of stationery that they like. I also understand when people are inspired by vintage typography, but if you see the work of graphic designer that you like –hire them– don’t copy them or ask them to impersonate someone else’s work.

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