Now Or Never

Now Or Never

by Luke Ritchie

I felt drawn to this phrase particulcarly because theres so much going on in my life right now, and have a few lifestyle adjustments I would like to make. I feel that if it doesnt happen this year, at this stage of life, it might never happen.So, im using this piece as personal motivation to make the changes I wish to see in my own life - hope this somehow imspires, or at very least pleases the eyes. Ciao for now!

Keep Calm & Carry On

Keep Calm & Carry On

by Joshua Bullock

This meme seems like it’s been rehashed and commercialized so many ways using more traditional type and layout so I wanted to give it a bit of a vintage, Paris-subway-poster vibe. The original has a woman which frames the lettering and has some extra throw-back to the period, but ultimately the focus is on the phrase and the lettering so the piece evolved. Process shots below - Enjoy!

Keep Living

Keep Living

by Drew Melton

A friend of mine uses this phrase from time to time. A lot of times I can find myself procrastinating and putting off the important things because I’m caught up with my fears or the past. This statement is a constant reminder to me to keep creating and dreaming.

Legendary

Legendary

by Simon Ålander

Inspired and dedicated to the one and only Barney Stinson. It’s gonna be legen…wait for it…dary!

A Beautiful Thing

A Beautiful Thing

by Joshua Bullock

For my first piece on Phraseology, I went looking for something that spoke to my feelings about life and how words can evoke those emotions. My wife’s always harping on how we’re all living such fast-paced lives that we aren’t respecting aesthetics in architecture, living spaces, whatever. Honestly? She’s right. There are so many things of beauty all around us; sometimes we just need to stop and take a moment to appreciate them. And if they happen to not exist where we are, we get to participate in the most beautiful thing of all: we get to create them.

Anchors Away

Anchors Away

by Drew Melton

I’ve been really stoked about nautical work lately. Most of what I have been working on has been Anchors and whatnot. For this piece I wanted to do a full ship! This illustration was done completely by hand. My favorite way to work. Check out the process photos to see more detail!

Home is You

Home is You

by Simon Ålander

It’s a phrase with only three simple words but in combination yet so meaningful. Look at it. Think about it. What does these words mean to you? This phrase gives me a feeling of security and affiliation and I guess that inspired me to pick this phrase and try to make it look beautiful.

Give us this day our Daily Bread

Give us this day our Daily Bread

by Luke Ritchie

So For my first phraseology post I wanted to try out a new un-named font that im working on - It’s the “BREAD” part, and also just taking the time to say how we should appreciate every blessing we have been given, and just to make the most out of opportunities that come our way. Enjoy!

Live For Adventure

Live For Adventure

by Drew Melton

This past January I was invited to go on an artist retreat in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan called, Cabin Time. The goal of this short retreat was to disappear into the woods for a few days to work on pieces for a gallery show. I decided to incorporate The Phraseology Project into the trip by selecting the most recent entry right before leaving. I was delighted to find the phrase, Live for Adventure sitting right at the top of the list. If you would like to buy an original or a print, come out the Cabin Time gallery show in Grand Rapids on February 17th.

Cut the Mustard

Cut the Mustard

by Simon Ålander

Well, I love this phrase and since it’s time for my Phraseology debut I really need to cut the mustard!