ERIN

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from Har­ley Quinn & Co. harleyquin­nandco.com.au

When did you start work­ing with ty­pog­ra­phy?

I started play­ing with brush let­ter­ing in 2014 when I was study­ing graphic de­sign at Shilling­ton Col­lege. Our teach­ers al­ways en­cour­aged us to cre­ate an el­e­ment of our de­sign by hand, and for me it was of­ten the ty­pog­ra­phy. Hand­writ­ten let­ter­ing to use within my de­signs turned into some­thing I re­ally loved do­ing, so I started Har­ley Quinn & Co. firstly as a In­sta­gram page then later, when I started to get re­quests for cus­tom let­ter­ing, prints and de­sign work, I de­cided to turn it into a busi­ness.

What’s your favourite way to use ty­pog­ra­phy?

I en­joy cre­at­ing cus­tom de­signs for spe­cial events and wed­dings, and then see­ing those de­signs roll out across ev­ery el­e­ment sur­round­ing the day. When some­thing is de­signed and cre­ated by hand it has such a beau­ti­ful one-of-a-kind feel­ing to it, which is why I love it so much.

What kind of ser­vices do you of­fer for wed­dings?

I cre­ate cus­tom de­signs for in­vi­ta­tion suites, as well as any other col­lat­eral needed for the day. I also of­fer hand let­ter­ing for en­velopes, and can cre­ate cus­tom-printed sig­nage, too.

What do you love most about work­ing with en­gaged cou­ples?

I love work­ing with peo­ple who are so ex­cited about the job they’ve briefed me on. Of­ten, en­gaged cou­ples are ex­actly that. I love learn­ing about their plans and work­ing with them to come up with a de­sign that matches the theme of their wed­ding, as well as their per­son­al­i­ties. For me, plan­ning my wed­ding was some­thing I loved do­ing, so it’s great that now I get to work with other en­gaged cou­ples and share in their love and joy. It’s a huge hon­our.

Do you have a favourite piece of wed­ding work you’ve done?

One of my favourites was for a beau­ti­ful wed­ding for a cou­ple in the Blue Moun­tains – the event it­self was a rus­tic and colour­ful gar­den party, and the de­signs worked so well with the en­tire feel of the day. I’m also es­pe­cially fond of the work that I did for my own wed­ding, where I brush let­tered var­i­ous say­ings and song lyrics, then had them all framed and po­si­tioned through­out the re­cep­tion. I still have some of them up around my house. Fol­low Erin @harleyquin­nandco

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