Handmade typography legend, friend, and mentor Blake E. Marquis sent over his thoughts
on our book, along with this cool type piece. (large version over at flickR)
"Life Now has sat on my desk for a few weeks now as I think of a
way to review it. At first I wanted to review it based on the art
between the covers as its absolutely beautiful, or the amount of great names involved, but instead I'd do it based on something a lot of creatives overlook, the idea.
Eric Smith has explored an idea based on life and friends that teaches from his own experience how short life really is and how small the world can be. As a peer of his its truly heartwarming to see him bring together a community of people to celebrate something we tend to overlook or ignore sometimes, life."
- Blake E. Marquis
One of my heros, and catalysts behind the Live Now project, Jamie Tworkowski took some
time with our new book. He sent over his thoughts.
"We believe there's power in words, especially words of hope.
- Jamie Tworkowski
"Live Now" is an amazing example of words of hope coming alive through the collaboration and creativity of many talented artists."
Founder of TWLOHA
Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms(TWLOHA), a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA began in 2006 as Jamie's attempt to help a friend
and tell a story. Since that time, the TWLOHA team has responded to over 160,000 messages
from people in 100 countries. Jamie speaks frequently, bringing a message of hope and
community to concerts, universities and churches throughout the U.S. and as far away as Australia and the United Kingdom. TWLOHA has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine on
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, CBS Sunday Morning and CNN.com. Jamie is 31 and currently lives in Florida. He loves surfing and music and is currently working on his first book.
Thank you for believing in my story Jamie. I'm full of gratitude.
You are an incredible spirit, someday we will hang.