I’d Rather Be Short: Illustrations by Becky Murphy (a.k.a. Chipper Things)
Blogging is such a wonderful medium. It allows connections that would otherwise never happen just 15 years ago. Becky Murphy is a great example of this. I looked at Becky’s portfolio a couple of years back as she was just getting out of college and looking to start her design career. I don’t remember much about her book, except that it was good, and that she had a very distinct hand drawn style to some of her work.
Fast forward a few years and I eventually came across her blog through twitter. Turns out, she has been doing these interesting, whimsical cartoons called “I’d Rather Be Short”. Well, long story short (sorry, couldn’t resist), her series of blog posts are now going to be a book. This is a wonderful example of following a personal passion, working hard, and good things result. Congrats Becky. Keep up the good work. And here’s to being short:
You can find more examples of Becky’s work at Chipperthings.com.