“Things Aren’t Always Black & White” was done by “Julia Rothman” These are just a few, but you can see (and purchase) all the artwork for the entire project in the 40 Days of Dating Shop or buy the book over on Amazon.
Cori is a freelance Graphic Designer with a background in Interior Design, currently living in Los Angeles.
A suggestive look or touch or — we're all adults here — one alcohol-fueled evening can trigger that tidal shift from "just friends" to "together." Few friendships-turned-relationships begin as deliberately as Jessica and Timothy's, though.
Frustrated with the New York City dating scene and tired of complaining to one another about their failed relationships, the platonic pair wondered: What would happen if they dated each other for 40 days — and strove to break their worst relationship habits in the process?
Every element of this project was thoughtfully approached, keeping smart and creative design in mind.
Short recap: Two longtime friends in New York, Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh, decided that, single and struggling as they were, they should give dating a try and create a website documenting the whole process.While, the match didn't last, the story of two wary creatives attempting to break the friendship/relationship barrier went viral, hit the networks and newspapers, and netted the twosome a movie and book deal. Now, as she takes a breather between the initial buzz over 40 Days of Dating and the ramp up to its related projects, we caught a few minutes with the female half of the series, Jessica Walsh, at her Manhattan home.Surrounded by stunning pieces picked up everywhere, from photo shoots to Target, it became clear that she's taking her sudden spike in visibility in stride."I think this project is crazy and wonderful and risky," he stated, "and Jessie is the only person I know who’s as crazy and risky." "Tim and I have been friends for years, and we always make fun of each other about our relationship problems," Jessica explained at the beginning of the experiment."I wonder if putting two people together with opposite issues could help."The rules of engagement: Jessica and Timothy had to see each other every day, see a couples' therapist once a week, complete a daily questionnaire about their progress, go on at least three dates a week, and go on a weekend trip together.