Cheap diamond: In 2011, I purchased the book Lettering for Reproduction, by David Gates. I paid around five dollars on eBay for this gem, and I have revisited this book more than any other in my library.
Conference euphoria: TYPO Talks (typotalks.com) is one of my favorite digital conferences. I am interested in the history of typography, so talks like Yves Peters’s “Type with Character(s)—Reclaiming Control over OpenType Fonts” put a big smile on my face.
Self-initiated series: This year, I am working on the Shit series, an ongoing side project using calligraphy and lettering to feature common expressions in English using the word shit. So far, I have 37 expressions.
Kindred voices: This year, I became a proud member of Alphabettes (alphabettes.org), an amazing group of women kicking ass in the type design world. I have a huge admiration for its members, with a special mention for Indra Kupferschmid. Listening to female voices in the industry means a lot to me; they encourage my work and help me build my confidence.