As the days grow warmer here in South Africa, I have been thinking of a well known quote by a french philosopher:
In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus
I love the idea of having all that you need at hand, and simply realising it makes it accessible. No one is born shy or afraid, we develop negative traits through influence and knocks. Ironically, it's often a really difficult experience/hard knock that helps you tap into that internal strength out of pure necessity. The trick is to hold onto that strength and carry it forward, knowing that you are capable and great instead of accepting thoughts of inadequacy and being surprised when you achieve something.
I know this seems awfully deep for a Friday, but my own experiences, as well as seeing friends doubt themselves lately, led to recurring thoughts about how wonderful they are and how unfounded those doubts are. Claim your greatness guys! Go forth and conquer :)
On that note, here are some rather pretty typographic designs and illustrations to delight and inspire as Spring moves into Summer.
A quick side note, if you haven't see Anna Rifle's look book yet, do yourself a favour and check it out here.