Wednesday, 30 September 2009

38 - doves

GRA doves A-Z

It's been a sad week, after the wonderful NEOS event, we heard that artist, Jen Beattie, sadly passed away. We were invited by her very close friends (Susie Hunt and Lindsay Stewart) to paint Jen's coffin.

We arrived at Jen's on Sunday morning to see lots of Jen's friends and fellow artists painting the cardboard coffin in the studio, a rather sobering sight. A mixture of sadness, collective spirit and joy - we all worked together to create an amazing work of art for Jen.

Jen's family were very moved by the work, and very grateful for all our contributions...

Gabi was taking some time out with Poppy, taking a stroll through Jen & Jim's amazing garden, watching their white doves... inspiration for Gabi's tribute typeface to Jen. Rest in Peace Jen.

Jen Beattie doves

This typeface is now unavailable for download - but will be included in the limited edition CD Rom of all 52 Typefaces at the beginning of 2010. To secure a CD Rom, please email us (Phil & Gabi) at If you would like to get involved in making a typeface for the project, please email us at : or leave a comment below!

1 comment:

  1. Aw - that's lovely. If I could think of a typeface I would! That lad John at Peacock was collecting font print blocks, you should get him to do one.


please leave some wisdom for Gabi and Phil to soak up!