It’s been a few weeks since we’ve last talked, and in that time, my life has changed a lot, and I’ve done a lot of thinking. So I want to use this time now to fill you in.
The Process of Moving to New York
Shortly after the last newsletter, I began the process of moving to New York. Little did I know how taxing this was going to be—both physically and mentally. The week going into July was nothing short of a scramble. In the midst of packing everything up, selling all of our furniture, driving down to Florida for a few days, and then driving (yes, driving) all of the way up to New York, one week had turned into two weeks.
I moved into my apartment on July 4th, spent the entire day moving boxes up four flights of stairs, and I was beyond spent. With no time to rest, the following day I jumped into my first day of work at Louise Fili Ltd. By the time the weekend rolled in, my hope of getting any work done or doing some writing was dampened by the realization that I still hadn’t unpacked.
Needless to say, things have been hectic. Allowing myself to take a few weeks off from the newsletter was a much needed break. Now I’m excited to get back to writing which leads to the next part.
The Newsletter is Moving to Sundays
Obviously, today isn’t Thursday and yet I’m sending out a newsletter. The primary reason I used to publish on Thursdays was because of how my school schedule was set up. Considering my lifestyle/schedule has changed quite drastically since moving, it only makes sense for the newsletter to change as well.
You can now expect to receive the newsletter every Sunday ✌🏼
The Release of Auction
My last post was for the announcement of Auction, an experimental font family, and so it only seems right to also update you on how that’s going. If you aren’t familiar with it, in short, Auction is an iterative typeface that’ll be updated overtime. You can check it out here .
Auction’s first update was pushed last night which introduced 3 more styles to the family! Since Auction is rooted in the characteristics of sign painting, it now includes both mono-weight and contrast variations. With this update, the price has gone up from $20 to $30. But, I want to show you all some love, so if you didn’t grab Auction before the last update you can still get it for $20 using the promo code: [Sorry, the promo code is reserved for subscribers only!]
The Start of Something New?
Last week on Twitter , I put up some thoughts I’ve been having. This is what I had to say:
“I was originally planning on releasing type under Mattymatt, but I might start something new so it can be more experimental/collaborative. I’ve got lots of ideas, and I’m not sure they should all be umbrellaed beneath my current design business. Ideas being: Selling fonts, a print/web publication, physical products, and some other stuff that’s not coming to mind at the moment. Plus, I’d like “my” work to extend beyond myself and I wouldn’t want “Mattymatt” to always carry to connotation that it’s solely my own.”
I’m not sure what this means exactly and whether or not I’ll be starting something new, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. If there are any developments on this front, you’ll surely be the first to find out.
That’s it for now. Thank you for your patience and understanding. The newsletter will be back to its regularly scheduled program starting this week. Remember, you can still buy Auction for $20 using the promo code: [Sorry, the promo code is reserved for subscribers only!]