I had planned on posting this yesterday, but unfortunately I had some crazy Internet outages and couldn’t find the time. Nonetheless, our monthly wallpaper from the gang at Ten Paces and Draw yet again does not disappoint. This month we’ve got the combined talents of Mary Kate McDevitt and Jen Mussari, two very talented women who we’ve featured on the site before. This month it was Mary Kate who came up with the original sketch, and Jen who decided to take her sketch a step further and cut the whole thing out. In her own words:
This time I wanted to conceptualize Mary Kate McDevitt’s sketch in a way that she probably wasn’t expecting when she originally drew it. I altered the typography slightly and added decorative elements that are more in line with my personal style and went through a couple X-ACTO blades to get it just right. I had Jonnie (Jen’s boyfriend) photograph it in such a way that it almost looks digital, until you start to notice the imperfections in cutting.
I love what they did with December because it’s got so much texture and life to it. Plus it doesn’t succumb to any of the trappings of traditional holiday designs, just some amazing typography and some precision with an x-acto knife!