Oh boy, it took me a while to create a lettering piece inspired by Julia Child's quote, which I absolutely adore: “A party without cake is really just a meeting.” The main challenge was to find a good place for the two articles before the words “party” and “meeting.” After trying different layouts and styles, I decided to keep them pretty clean and place them directly before the words. Such a layout creates a nice repetition which is reinforced by the similar swashes on the letter t (the word “party”) and the letter g (the “meeting”). Right now the final composition looks quite balanced, but I still want to keep some of my early sketches just in case I decide to come back and redraw the whole piece again in the future. Who knows, maybe after a while I’ll get some inspiration from those early ideas.
Here is the final work in color: