Through the storms of life, may the only thing brewing be your coffee.
– Irish Coffee Blessing
According to the world of Twitter, coffee is a serious blessing. Just in the last week there have been 254 tweets with the words “coffee” and “#blessed”. Some people celebrate coffee for the way it encourages one to pause and enjoy their surroundings or loved ones. Some use coffee as mediation device aiding in their study of God’s word and yet others simply celebrate coffee for what it is, a tasty cup of caffeine. I’m not sure if the beverage itself is a blessing, but in this fast paced world any mostly harmless tool that helps us revel in the moment is worth rejoicing.
For this design, I began the creative process intending to use the “Blessed” hand lettering that I illustrated a few months earlier as an experimental exercise. After some reflection, I decided that I really liked the natural elements of the pencil on the paper and did not want to draw attention away from the rawness of it by vectoring my lettering. Instead, I illustrated a coffee cup to add a second hand drawn element to the poster. The vector patterns, shapes, and grid background were created to contrast with the illustrated elements. The words “With a Full Cup” were added as a subtle reference to Psalm 23:5 which states:
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Enjoy this concept? Check out one of Jessa Wilcoxen’s earlier pieces about Pie Blessings.