Wednesday, 24 February 2010

a quote in print

white shadow box

"Specialization is for insects."

quote from Robert A. Heinlein

a simple frame

My husband just completed preceptor hours at a medical clinic. As a thank you gift to one of his mentors there, he asked if I would print one of the doctor's favorite quotes.

The text is set in Garamond 9.4pt, 80% black and printed on 5x7" Flourescent White Lettra (in the white frame) and Pearl White Lettra (in the brown frame).
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. ~ Robert A. Heinlein
I made sure to print a couple more to keep. How about those ants, cute and creepy, right?

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6 comments:

small caps said...

wow. great print. is it metal type?

snap + tumble said...

Hi Sabrina - thank you. It's polymer. I hope to be patient enough to handset type that small one day.

Sandi said...

so beautiful!! When you do polymers, how long does it take to receive , you order them special.

alexandria said...

This is so neat! I bet his mentor is thrilled. Wonderful idea to make. Congrats to your husband for completing his preceptor hours.

snap + tumble said...

Sandi - I've sent you an email with the details.

Alexandria - Thank you (from the both of us!). I really enjoyed this project.

Connie said...

Love how crisp the black is on white. Beautiful!

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