1. I am SO excited to officially announce that the Daily Dishonesty book is coming out in Fall 2014!

    "Daily Dishonesty pays homage to the little lies we tell ourselves just to make it through the day. Based on author Lauren Hom’s work from the blog of the same title, the book features a colorful collection of 150+ funny & beautifully illustrated lies. Covering topics such as diets, breakups, friendship, growing up, slacking off, guilty pleasures, and more, these hand-lettered, sassy mantras are both relatable and tongue-in-cheek. Daily Dishonesty is a stylish and chic feel-good gift book that reveals, plays with, and makes light of life’s little quirks.”

    As always, thank you for all the love, laughs, and support over the past year. This blog and book wouldn’t have been possible without my lovely friends (aka my muses), family, and followers. My parents taught me that I should always tell the truth, but I guess I found a way to prove them wrong. They also told me that I have to put on pants every day…

    Keep an eye out for this little blue book in stores later in the year!

    x Lauren

     

  2. The word “million” is open to interpretation.

    (Source: homsweethom.com)

     

  3. A small milkshake just can’t satisfy my sweet tooth like a large milkshake can…

    (Source: homsweethom.com)

     

  4. That’s not a night light…it’s just there to help me find my way to the kitchen for my midnight snack.

    (Source: homsweethom.com)

     


  5. Christmas presents, anyone? 

     

  6. Seasons eatings! My gift to you is more of me to love.

    (Source: homseethom.com)

     

  7. Dear lovely little liars, I think you’ll enjoy this: Ex Boyfriend Tears

    homsweethom:

    So last week at the office, I wrote the words “Ex Boyfriend Tears” on my water bottle as a joke, and everyone went nuts. The lightbulb went off, and after some sketching and mouse clicks, my newest baby was born.

    Introducing Ex Boyfriend Tears, a line of cups, mugs, and flasks to quench any kind of thirst. The glass is the only item that will make it in time for holiday gift giving, but stay tuned for when the mug and flask launch in January!

    www.exboyfriendtears.com

    As always, thanks for supporting my silly little projects you guys. 

    Drink up!

     

  8. I spilled my drink all over myself because it’s really warm in here…

    Thanks to Eliza Cerdieros, the lovely letterer behind Motivational Monday, for this week’s boozy guest post. Happy Friday everyone!

     


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  10. homsweethom:

    Had so much fun doing an quirky interview with the Working Not Working blog this week! Check it out here.

    (via homsweethom)

     

  11. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines again as “once more, another time”. The Lauren-Hom dictionary defines again as “until I eat a bagel and feel like a new woman tomorrow”.

     

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  13. Happy Birthday Daily Dishonesty! 3D Type Tutorial

    Fun fact: Daily Dishonesty turned 1 year old last week!!!

    It completely slipped my mind, so to celebrate its belated birthday, here’s a tutorial on how I turn my flat type drawings into fun typographic illustrations. It’s the more advanced version of my first tutorial, which goes over the basics of taking drawings from paper to Photoshop. Hope you enjoy this little insight into my process!

    1. I start with my isolated type on one layer, and a clean white background behind it.

    2. Next, I fill the background with some delightful color. I chose green in honor of all the picklebacks I did with my friends this weekend haha. Then, I pixel-lock the type layer and fill it with another color that pops, usually white. This layer will be the base that I build the type off of.

    3. I duplicate the type layer on top of the original one, pixel-lock it too, and fill it with another color (this color will become the 3D part of the lettering).

    4. Then, I place this new colored layer behind the original white type and nudge it over to a depth that I like.

    5. Using a small, rounded brush, I draw lines connecting the colored background to the white type in front of it. This builds the framework for the 3D type.

    6. Using a larger brush, I fill in the outlines of the colored type with the same color.

    7. Next, I select the colored type layer (press command while clicking on the little layer preview image in the layer panel). With the outline of the type selected, I create a new layer above it and make a clipping mask with the selection. This allows me to shade in the type in this exact shape. If you’re not familiar with clipping masks, I recommend pouring yourself a drink and watching a Youtube tutorial.

    8. After selecting a darker shade of the color I’m using, I paint in rough shadows on top of my colored type. 

    9. I right click over the clipping mask icon in my layers panel and select “Apply Layer Mask”. This crops my shading to the mask and turns the layer back to normal, so I can add a new, empty clipping mask to it for texturing. Then I select a texture brush from my panel (you can find a zillion good ones if you just Google “free PSD texture brushes”).

    10. Using a large black brush (black knocks out part of the image in a clipping mask, white brings it back), I add texture to the layer in the clipping mask. I alternate between adding and removing texture until I find a good balance. Then I add clipping masks to the other type layers and texture them using the same process.

    11. Now I change my same texture brush to a much smaller size to soften up the edges of the shading and give it a smooth look. Lots of little taps/clicks with the brush on the sharp edges usually does the trick.

     

    12. Shadow time! I select all of my type layers (white, pink, and shading) and group them together. Then I duplicate the group and merge the layers together, creating on shape from the type. I pixel-lock that layer and fill it with a very dark version of the background color.

    13. I move the dark green layer behind the rest of the type, lower the opacity to 10% or so, and nudge it down vertically a few bumps to give the type some more dimension.

    14. Next, I add a paper texture to the file and send it to the very bottom of all my layers. I make a clipping mask on the background color layer and texture it the same way I did my type.

    15. The end! Piece of cake. Mmm…chocolate cake.

    Thank you to everyone who has supported the blog for the past year! Long live the lovely little liars.

    x Lauren / Daily Dishonesty

     

  14. I’d rather spend that quarter million dollars on expensive wines and cheeses. If I’m going to ruin my body, I want to do it the right way.

    (Source: homsweethom.com)

     


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