“you’re in cider town”


Amazing things will happen… yes they will! Today’s episode is an interview with Philadelphia based artist, illustrator, hand-lettering master, Mary Kate McDevittWe talk about the best letters to draw, quotes from Ned Flanders, and we even have a little hand-lettering assignment for all of us at the end! You can listen right up there, under all of the amazingness, or you can subscribe on iTunes. Here is what we talked about, in the order that we talked about it. First of all, her hilarious, sweet and super fantastic 100 day project:


Love! And there are plenty more where these came from… she’s now on day 66 so there are a whole lot of people and pets in her instagram feed! Next, onto client work. Commissioned work is how Mary Kate spends most of her days. This is just a tiny little snippet {so much more on her site}:


I need that shirt. She does book covers, magazine covers, ads, you name it… all by hand. No computers, no fonts. So good. She also does a lot of personal work. These are two of the pieces that we were talking about… being a huge fan of reruns, she gets a lot of her favorite quotes from old TV shows, like News Radio and The Simpsons:


Ah, Ned. So wise. And finally the last thing we talked about was the letter l. Lovely little letter ‘L’, and so we decided to put out a creative challenge out for all of us… this is the hashtag you’ll need: #handletterlullaby

Thanks to Mary Kate for taking a break from unpacking her new studio, to Saatchi Art for supporting this episode, and to all of you for listening… the next episode will be up next Saturday!

comments (8)

  1. Traci /// 07.11.2015 /// 6:12am

    I love the element of randomness in so many of these! Great and quirky work. “Amazing things will happen.” :]

  2. Marc Cardwell /// 07.12.2015 /// 8:51am

    i’ve been lurking here for a while and wanted to say thank you for the site as a whole and the podcasts. the podcasts keep getting better, and they are just the right length, good opening music too. the work you spotlight is having an inspirational effect on me. rock on.

  3. the jealous curator /// 07.12.2015 /// 1:29pm

    oh, thanks so much marc! i love doing the podcast… not sure why i waited so long! ; ) ps. my brother wrote/played the intro music!

  4. Claudia /// 07.12.2015 /// 9:05pm

    Mary Kate McDevitt is one of my absolute favorites! She is fantastic! And I love her even more after she mentioned “Home Movies”, I’d love for her to hand write my favorite quote from the show, “Rice Flavored”. That would be amazing!

  5. Louise Best /// 07.18.2015 /// 4:59am

    Really enjoyed this one. You are a natural. I sense you are a little bit nervous but that’s nice and normal. The chats are so well paced and your voice is very listenable. I gotta tell you I give up on a LOT of podcasts 😉

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    Where can I get that shirt?!!

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