Llywellyn got their new tattoo by running a design contest:
Literary tattoo design for book nerd and reading addict
Check out Llywellyn's Tattoo contest…
Art & Design
Considering the organization is just me, and the target audience is myself, I'm a writer and graphic designer with a horrible reading addiction.
What's your vision?
I'm looking to install a third piece of permanent art on my body! The planned location is on my left wrist, facing me (it's for my enjoyment, not to show off to others). And I want it to feature one of my favorite quotes from one of my most-adored writers: Oscar Wilde. This is the quote I want featured in the tattoo: "Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught." From _A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated_ (1894). No need to include an attribution for Mr. Wilde. I want the quote itself to be the star. As for style, I'm not looking for anything overstyled, sailor jerry, or classic. Not looking for current trends like watercolor, either. Think more timeless that will look just as classy when I'm 80 as it does today. No clipart or stock imagery, please. I love the rough-hewn, imperfect edges of handmade and hand-drawn things, and I want this design to reflect that. More organic and less perfect vectors. I imagine something more typographic/handwritten, maybe with some small design flourishes or other literary detail. Remember your canvas is small (my wrist). I was enamored with the idea of having this quote inked in Wilde's own handwriting, but I haven't been able to hack that together in a way that makes me happy. I've attached a cut-pasted sample of what the quote might look like in Wilde's own hand by splicing together different samples of his handwriting available online. If you can make this work, go for it! But I'm here because I haven't been able to make it successful and am open to other ideas. It might help to know my other two tattoos: • Celtic trinity knot on my back, between shoulder blades • Jane Austen quote in her handwriting on the nape of my neck This Wilde quote is sort of a marrying of my literary and Irish backgrounds, and thus a sort of bringing together of my existing tattoos. Referential Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/llywellyn/tattoo-styles/ (a very small kicking-off board for you) About me: I was an English major who now makes her living as a writer and freelances in book-cover design. I am surrounded by stacks of books and overflowing bookshelves in my home. I dream of building the perfect library with built-in shelves. Words and books will always be dear to my heart. Need more? Just ask!
Mock-ups not required! I include a photo of my wrist just in case you want it for reference. I can mock-up myself to "try things on," so to speak. :)
US$299 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Tattoo starts at $399.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their tattoo.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Llywellyn collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
I really like to cooperate with her.
She is very professional and reactive..
I was looking for creating cards for my wedding and she mae my dream come true :)
Thanks again ...
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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