This is an oldie (hey, it's #tbt!), but when people ask me "what projects have been most important for your career?" this should really be one of the first mentions. These 6 pieces I created as covers for The Boston Globe's "G" magazine ran on six consecutive days. This project happened almost a full year before my daily drop cap project, and was one of an early handful of illustrative lettering pieces I made that started to get the ball rolling on my path to becoming a full-time lettering artist. It was so fun and so challenging and I ended up winning a few awards for it! The ribbony scarf piece inspired tons of folks to hire me for what became The Year of Ribbon Lettering. It was an early clear example of how work begets similar work—to make and showcase work you want to be hired for in the future. Now I do far less very illustrative work, but I've been wanting to get back into it. I think part of it is just feeling nostalgic for my Brooklyn pencil factory illustration posse life, but most of it is driven from feeling like a lot of the career self-doubt from the transition to parenthood has dissipated and I'm "myself" again. This time frame, from 2008-2012, was when I was at my most feverishly productive, and 2017/18 I'm feeling those vibes again!