Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays 03 – City and Colour

This is the third installation of my Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays – a weekly feature where I’ll feature one of my favourite songs and present a quote and a video from it for you to enjoy.  Got a suggestion for a future song? Email it to me!

This week – it’s “The Girl” by City and Colour.

The Girl by City And Colour - Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays at Superflash Creative


City and Colour is the stage name of solo artist Dallas Green, who happens to be my friend Amber’s favourite musician.  While I can’t say I share her complete love of City and Colour, this is the one song that I constantly get in my head.  City and Colour recently announced an upcoming collaboration with Pink, that will be released under the name You + Me, and it sounds really intriguing!

Anyway… without further ado, here’s The Girl:


And, as an added bonus, here’s an acoustic cover version of this song by Sarah Blackwood of Walk Off The Earth:


Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays 02 – Rebel Emergency

If you missed the blog last week, you’ll notice a new weekly feature around these parts – Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays.  Each week, I’m going to dig through my mp3 archive (and songs that you send me!) to feature some quotes from my favourite songs – both popular and obscure, old and new.

This week, we’ll pop into the archives to visit Rebel Emergency (AKA Panic and the Rebel Emergency).

They Said by Rebel Emergency - Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays at Superflash Creative

I first fell in love with this band back in 2005, with their cd Captured By a Vision.  Their rock sound, infused with a bit of reggae was music to my ears .  They were also super entertaining to watch live, and I remember going to dozens of their concerts that year alone.  This is a sweet little love song from that album, that was later remixed to go on their 2009 release.  Hope you enjoy it!

Favourite Fall Font Combinations

One of my favourite parts of graphic design is bringing fonts and colours together to create a piece of art.  As we’re ushering in a new season shortly, I thought now would be a good time to do a font pairing post, so today, I present to you some of my favourite fall font combinations.

I enjoy pairing thicker, bolder fonts with lighter ones, serif fonts with scripts, and so on.  I think you’ll see a pattern in most of the stuff I design, when it comes to fonts.  When you’re pairing fonts, just try to make sure there is contrast between the two fonts.  If you choose two fonts that are similar to each other, it’ll just look “off” and unpleasant to the eye, even if you can’t pinpoint exactly why.  There are many other rules to consider with typography (like leading, kerning, and so on), but contrast between fonts is definitely a good place to start.

So, without further ado, here’s my favourite font combinations for autumn:

Favourite Fall Font Combos from Superflash Creative

1. A Song For Jennifer  2. From The Woods 3. DK Kwark 4. Frente H1 5. Little Trouble Girl 6. KG Skinny Latte 7. Egrigio Script 8. Bountiful 9. Tall Trees 10. Acoustic Bass 11. Sketchetik 12. FFF Tusj 13. MA Sexy 14. Amatic 15. Bleeding Cowboys 16. Mesquite STD 17. Marcelle Script 18. Homestead 19. Colleged 20. Autumn 21. Rechtman 22. Mayonaise


For more fonts, please check out some of my previous font posts:

And of course, my “Font Obsession” board on Pinterest.

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Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays 01 – The Civil Wars

So, I decided to add a new feature to my blog – “Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays” – every Tuesday, I’ll offer up a new quote graphic with a YouTube video link to some of my favourite (and your favourite) songs!  This will allow me to flex my graphic design muscles in a quick and easy way, so I can play with fonts and colours – and will allow you to discover some new music.  I might pick something old, something obscure, or something super pop and fresh.  Either way, it’ll be fun, and I invite you to play along!  Got a song or quote suggestion, email it to me!

Here we go with week 1.  My song choice… “Dust to Dust” by The Civil Wars.

The Civil Wars - Dust To Dust - Lyrical Inspiration Tuesdays at Superflash Creative

The Civil Wars are a band from Nashville, Tennessee.  They recently announced their breakup on Facebook, which makes me very sad.  But this song will always stay with me.  The hauntingly beautiful melodies in this song are found in all of their music, and I highly recommend giving their other songs a listen if you like what you hear here!