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Operation Honeybean! Hand-drawn Typography...


Hello honeybees! So in light of my recent career announcement, I had many people offer up the idea of starting a KickStarter fund for people to help support my self-employed dreams. While I truly appreciate all of your sweet gestures, words, and encouragement at my hesitation, I simply do not feel comfortable doing such a thing. While I fully understand the reason KickStarter (and various other funding websites) exist, I don't feel comfortable accepting money when my endeavor is one that will (hopefully!) generate me profit. If the circumstances were different, perhaps I wouldn't be so quick to write it off. Even when I said I didn't really like the idea, so many of you jumped in and said that it would be wonderful and you'd love to support my endeavor, and that means the world to me! But rather than just giving me your money, how about I earn it? 

I mentioned in my post that 100% of the profits from Hive + Honey, Kaelah's Closet, and at least 50% from sponsoring Little Chief Honeybee would go to fund my little dream... well, since I'm going at it alone, I need to get creative in other ways to help fund it. So here I am! Presenting you with my newest creation! Hand-drawn typography!

(this typeface is not one of them sadly! :P)

I loved making my own typefaces in college and I really really love scribbling them down in my Little Book of Ideas. I formatted them out as a typeface for myself and thought, why not offer them to you, too?! You're obviously design savvy people! I've spent oh so many hours drawing up some typefaces and I will be releasing one at a time. The process is simple... you just purchase the typeface via PayPal and it will be emailed to you within 24 hours. You just download the file and install the font! Then you're free to use it on Word, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc! You can change the size, color, opacity... you name it! And of course, 100% of the proceeds will go directly into the mobile boutique fund! 

I had a lot of fun making them and I'll continue to work toward new ones daily! If you have an idea of something you'd like to see, let me know! I'm even working on a few sets of "Webding" type symbols! Cutesy stuff! 

Up for grabs first is a typeface I first started my sophomore year of college! I drew it for my Loquat album-redesign and it's been my "go to" style for doodling ever since! Feel free to purchase below!


Sketchbook 2011


PS; I can also make you a custom signature (like mine!) using your handwriting, mine, or a typeface for just $5! Email me at kaelahbee@gmail.com if you're interested! 

27 comments:

  1. I truly hope you reach your goals!

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  2. This is awesome, and you know, it's not so much different than what people do with Kickstarter. There are always perks that go along with supporting the project. When my friend and I did it to raise money for recording, we offered a digital download for every $10 pledge, so it was basically like a presale.

    I can understand how you'd be uncomfortable with it, though, since you've got other means to try to raise the money. My friend is barely scraping by right now in NYC, so we decided to do that instead of waiting around for some mythical record deal to appear.

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  3. I shared this with my friends on Facebook and Twitter, too. I know I've got some font nerd friends who will love this.

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  4. This is such an awesome idea Kaelah! I cannot wait to see more of your typefaces! :)

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  5. Such a great idea, I'm on the look out for some unique typeface for when I redevelop my blog so I can certainly see me being interested in this!

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  6. Aw, such a cute idea! Can't wait to see these typefaces :)

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  7. this is fantastic! i can't wait to see all of the other ones you come up with, i'm sure i'll be getting one at one time or another! XOXO,holly

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  8. What a great idea, Kaelah! I hope you reach your goals. At least you know we support ya :)

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  9. What a cute idea! I love the signature one especially. Good luck with this new endeavor, hope it proves lucrative for you.

    x Hilary
    thecleverlife.etsy.com
    oneclutteredlife.blogspot.com

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  10. Great idea, Kaelah. Your work ethic is admirable.

    LolaDee
    www.loladee.com

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  11. You're just so clever, pretty lady! If I had a computer that I could download your lovely typefaces, I would definitely help. Hopefully I can work this out soon....but I just know that there are so many people out here that adore you and would absolutely LOVE to help! I bet they're all tickled pink with your new offers too! How exciting! Wishing you the absolute best and that you do reach your dream very very soon. :)

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  12. How cute is your Caravan illustration. I want to own one too!
    Your font idea is so good! I wil be popping back to see what you have for sale. I really like fonts.

    GoodLuck in raising the money to buy your dream caravan.

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  13. The fact that you refuse to take handouts and insist that you earn the money speaks volumes of your character.

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  14. I really love this idea! I'll be checking back as you post the different typefaces and I will probably be getting one! You're very talented and I wish you well in your goals! I would love to pursue something similar when I get a little older so you are certainly an inspiration. :D

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  15. That's a great idea! I really hope this can help you out with your goal! I'd love to own my own pet boutique one day so I know exactly what you mean. I'm actually also a graphic design major but like I said my main life goal is to own my own pet boutique!!

    Oh Jazmyn

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  16. This is such a great Idea, I might need to get you to do a sig for me. not in my hand writing at i write like a 2 year old. embarassing

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  17. you are a genius! I love this idea and I hope that everything goes well!!

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  18. I LOVE this idea, I hope you reach your goals! :D

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  19. hey sweetie :) i hope my painting reaches you ok :) i am so excited for you i bought a lil caravan today for £100 total wreck but a doer upper :) i support 100% sweetie if there is anything i can do to help gimme a shout :) xxxx

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  20. oh my goodness! she is too cute, somehow i had missed her photos (as i've played catchup on your blog) and didn't see her, only georgia.. very cute!

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  21. Good luck! Love this idea, btw!

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  22. Wow, Kaelah, I love everything you stand for. May all your dreams come true. :)

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  23. i can't even get over this. this is so incredible!
    "no big deal. just designing my own font. just another days work!"
    idasuia :)

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  24. Honestly you are incredibly inspirational, I think this is another brilliant idea of yours! I really hope it all works out, I am definitely interested in a signature for my blog :) Best of luck! x

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  25. i love this idea! i just drew out a budget last night but i will be back soon to get some : )

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