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Hand Lettering and Other Insights

Hand Lettering and Other Insights

I haven’t always been intrigued by typography, I’ve been a pictures guy most of my career. Like a lot of people my interest in the subject never went far beyond choosing a font from the drop-down menu.

Recently however I’ve been seeing typography more for what it is, an art form. Hand lettering artists like Dana Tanamachi and Sean McCabe have shown me just how delightful a written word can be, and along with a growing number of other talents have inspired me to get in the game.

I’m of the opinion the end product should be truly unique, so I’ve been commissioning handwriting as bones for my letter forms.

Ma penned "heartbroke" (above), which I gussied up to fabricate this album cover. 

I used my own handwriting to design this poster, paraphrased lyrics from “My Opening Farewell,” a song written by Jackson Browne, which I know by way of Alison Krauss and Union Station. Outside the context of the song, to me it means the most important choice we make every day is to be happy.

Follow along with this animation to see how it came to be.

Hopefully there’s more to come, I went so far as to create a new blog category for typography. From here I'll likely venture into type categories beyond just scripts.

March Madness

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