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40 Days Of Dating: The Art of Relationships
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While the 40 Days of Dating project happened a couple years ago, the book is now out! If you love graphic design, lettering and a bit of humor, this book needs to be in your collection.

Images from 40 Days of Dating Blog

Images from 40 Days of Dating Blog

If you haven’t heard of this project, let me provide a short summary. New York based designer friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh decided to not only try dating each other, but also break each other of their equally bad dating habits. Spoiler alert, they didn’t work out, but the project was a huge success, going viral soon after it started. Now, they’ve published a book and there may even be a movie in the works.

Photo from ABC

Photo from ABC

Beyond the study of dating, and the different habits these two are trying to help each other break, this also became an art project. They enlisted several other designer, illustrator and lettering friends to provide artwork that was pictured along side their daily journals which were shared on their very popular blog.

Image from 40 Days of Dating Blog

Image from 40 Days of Dating Blog

Every element of this project was thoughtfully approached, keeping smart and creative design in mind. From the blog design to the way they shared their rules of dating, it was all executed with innovative style.

Image from 40 Days of Dating Blog

Image from 40 Days of Dating Blog

Turning this fun study in dating into a design project, there was a pice of lettering art accompanying each diary entry, making the daily project both interesting and visually stimulating.

Image from 40 Days of Dating Shop

Image from 40 Days of Dating Shop

You can now buy those individual pieces of art and all profits will go to the artist. Jessica Hische created this “Hug It Out” lettering above.

Image from 40 Days of Dating Shop

Image from 40 Days of Dating Shop

“She Needs Friends Not Experiments” was done by Alice Cho

Image from 40 Days of Dating Shop

Image from 40 Days of Dating Shop

“Things Aren’t Always Black & White” was done by “Julia Rothman”

These are just a few, but you can see (and purchase) all the artwork for the entire project in the 40 Days of Dating Shop or buy the book over on Amazon.

Cori is a freelance Graphic Designer with a background in Interior Design, currently living in Los Angeles. She has paired her design and marketing knowledge to start a freelance career that combines both graphic design and interior design. When she's not working on an editorial layout, blog design, identity or illustration, she's contributing on design blogs or rambling on on her own.