#143 Live Long & Never Want

143 Live Long & Never Want
#143 Live Long & Never Want
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to my Irish friends & to the rest of you who wish you were Irish

There’s a say­ing that goes “peo­ple are either Ital­ian or wish they were.” The same goes for Irish. Maybe it’s the charm­ing per­son­al­i­ty, the won­der­ful way with words, or the dai­ly pints. Any­way, I’m glad I’m half Ital­ian, but I would­n’t mind being Irish as well. Talk about an explo­sive combination! 

That reminds me of the shirt I made years ago just to wear on St. Pad­dy’s day every year:






I real­ly do love the Irish — men & women, young & old. Fun, wit­ty, cre­ative. They are sim­ply the best sto­ry­tellers (Walt Dis­ney was Irish) & toast mas­ters in the world. Amper­Art #143 Live Long & Nev­er Want, is the per­fect Irish toast for you, my amper­sand friend:

May you live as long as you want
nev­er want as long as you live.

Here’s anoth­er one that I like, mean­ing­ful & clever:

Here’s to a long life & a mer­ry one.
A quick death & an easy one.
A pret­ty girl & an hon­est one.
A cold pint & anoth­er one!



Happy St. Patrick’s Day


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Production notes for #143 Live Long & Never Want:
Original size: 20x30 inches

Program: Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
Font: San Marco (not very Irish, is it?), Serlio

Ampersand: Serlio, modified
Stock images: deposit​pho​tos​.com  (modified by Chaz DeSimone)
Inspiration: just lucky, I guess
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6 thoughts to “#143 Live Long & Never Want”

  1. Bön mot! And the art was­n’t too shabby.
    Fan­tas­tic in every way.
    Thank you for the smiles.

  2. Char­lie Im 0% Irish and 0%Italian. 100% Armen­ian w grand­par­ents arriv­ing in Amer­i­ca as sole sur­vivors escap­ing the Turk­ish massacre.

  3. I’m 12 Ital­ian, 14 Ger­man, and 14 Irish.…I have it all! 

    Hope you’re well, Chaz. Keep the amper­sand art going…I look for­ward to your creations.

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