October 25, 2012

Indian Street Painters

Recently stumbled across this website, HandPaintedType. It's an awesome project working towards preserving and honoring the tradition of hand painted lettering in India. There are dozens of beautiful images on this website, and from my time in India, I remember seeing plenty more. It's sad to see the decline of this artform over the past few decades. But, renewed interest in the past two years I think can not only preserve but also push the art forward, bringing in new styles and practices inspired by contemporary designers and digitally based design. Check out this awesome mini-doc all about the traditional sign painters in India.

Wanna see more? Geaux see the rest of the project here.

The Sunshine Factory - Hand Painted Storefront

I saw this nice hand painted store window on Twitter yesterday for Our House Vintage. Inspired by some of my recent favorite fonts, Mission Script and Tommaso, they put together a colorful, flawless hand painted image. What favorite (digital) font would you hand paint?

Follow Mat and Victoria on Twitter for more awesome stuff.

October 18, 2012

Concours Grafika - Objects as Type

I saw this ad for Concours Grafika in an art magazine today and had to share it. I love the creative use of objects as type and the inclusion of people's hands representing both collaboration and the process of making this piece of typography.

October 15, 2012

Today Was A Good Day and other Monday Dribbble Huntings

Lots of nice muted, fall colors this week on Dribbble. A trend I think we will see at least through this upcoming spring. I love color trending and its cool to see how this past seasons bright colors are transitioning into muted tones of similar colors. (especially evident in the Limoncello example below)

Luxigon Wall by James Edmondson.

Hi Five a Farmer by Neil Tasker

Today Was A Good Day by Joachim Vu.

Question Everything by John Kane Smith.

Limoncello by Phalen Elonich.

October 9, 2012

Subterranean Homesick Blues

I saw this interesting lyrics video on FastCoDesign to Bob Dylan's classic "Subterranean Homesick Blues" today and had to share it. Each line is a different hand lettered text. The variety of styles shown in this short video is simply amazing. Inspired by Bob Dylan's original video (which you should also watch), graphic designer Leandro Senna takes the idea of hand drawn signs to a completely new artistic level. A cool idea I'd love to try someday. What lyrics would you hand draw?

See all of the images after the jump.

October 8, 2012

M is for Monday

Love this experimental graphic from Friends of Type's Eric Marinovich. This is my favorite from a series of single letters and numbers that have been posted recently on FoT.

See a couple more examples after the jump.

Monday Dribbble Hunting

Layer Cake by Nick Slater.

Чудеса в Кармане by Sergey Shapiro. (Another great one! I've featured Sergey's work before)


Black Cat Industries by Adam Trageser.


Ellis Lake by Joseph Alessio.


New York Readiness by Michael Jeter.

October 4, 2012


A concept logo I made this week. The name got changed, so it won't be used, but it was good practice. Consciously thinking about how each letter is formed allows you to be more intentional in your design process, whether hand lettering or not. Sketch --> Illustrator

October 1, 2012

Monday Dribbble Hunting (Autumnal Edition)

And another edition of my Monday Dribble Hunting. Some nice, fresh hand drawn lettering...

Let's Go and Be Adventurers by Sean McCabe.

October by Olga Vasic.

Feast by Tuesday Bassen.

Fall Fun by Darren Booth.

More new stuff after the jump...