Last night I watched Nina Stössinger's TypoBerlin 2012 talk "The Importance of Being Ernestine
". The best part for me as a new designer was when she talked about her early efforts in type design and "the ugliest ampersand in the history of the world":
It was supremely encouraging to be reminded that we all start in pretty much the same place but it is
possible, with patience and determination, to get from there to excellence.
So, I've got to ask - does anyone else feel brave enough to show us their embarrassing failures? In my day job I'm convinced we learn better by looking at things that didn't work and asking why not, rather than looking at things that did work and asking why; I'm sure the same is true here.