Within the past few months, I have developed an interest in hand-lettering and typography. I have always enjoyed looking at different typefaces and signs, but I have always found the idea daunting to actually try it out for myself.
After reading a bit more about the topic, I was simultaneously bombarded with a wealth of information and excited to try it out. I'm not going to lie, I started and gave up several times on this because it seemed nearly impossible to line up everything perfectly to my liking.
However, with hand-lettering (not calligraphy, but the art of drawing letters) I've noticed that perfection wasn't the end goal. Yes, you want to try to create even widths, but it doesn't need to appear perfect like a typeface.
With a little perseverance, I began to get the results I wanted. Below is a piece that I created, mixing my lettering with an image and different textures.
If you are interested in typography and hand-lettering, these are some books I highly recommend:
Just My Type: A Book About Fonts, by Simon Garfield
Do you also have an interest in typography and hand-lettering? Are there resources you like to use and would recommend?
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