The Work

The Inspiration

Inspired by John Legend's song "Everybody Knows," I created this lettering design. I had a phase where I only exclusively listened to John Legend's music for months. His voice was very soothing and comforting to me.

This song holds a special place in my heart as it talks about how people act like they have all the answers, but in reality, who knows what would actually happen if things changed?

The lyrics I chose for this design symbolize that feeling when you're speaking up but nobody's truly listening. It's like no matter what you say, they already think they know and choose not to care.

I don't care what people say
They're probably lonely anyway
Baby don't fill up your head with he-said, she-said
It seems like you just don't know. (Don't know)
The radio's on, you're tuning me out
I'm trying to speak, you're turning me down

And I know one day you’ll see nobody has it easy
I still can’t believe you’ve found somebody new
But I wish you the best, I guess

Cause everybody knows, that nobody really knows
How to make it work, or how to ease the hurt
We’ve heard it all before
That everybody knows just how to make it right
I wish we gave it one more try
One more try, One more try, One more try
Cause everybody knows, but nobody really knows

The Process

Anyway, I was pretty excited to do the design, but halfway through, I completely lost interest. It wasn't turning out how I envisioned and it felt like such a letdown.

You win some, you lose some, right? Just had to accept it and move on. Despite this, I still love the song and the message it conveys.

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