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For a traditional 3 initial monogram, is the following a proper structure?
Left letter - first name initial
Right letter - middle name initial
Central letter - last name initial, usually larger than the left or right
Does that sounds about right?
I'm glad to be here and I'm looking forward to some great discussions. I thought I'd dive right in: I'm a graphic designer and just starting out with calligraphy and lettering. I've finished my first project and I'd appreciate some feedback on it. On any angle, really. I have no one here to critique my work and there seem to be some real pros here, so I hope I can learn a lot from you guys :)
Here's my project:
All the best,
Bengala is a trendy new type system. The family is made up of a script style, an extended all-caps style, and an ornament set that includes the animal illustrations shown here.
Hey guys I've been working on this custom lettering project. What do you guys think? Is the composition balanced? Is this too busy? Your suggestions & constructive criticism would be much appreciated!
It's inspired by this quote... "Wealth is of the heart and mind, not the pocket" by Pharrell.
inuTattoo Script Font was inspired from tattoo lettering with swirl tattoos
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I’m currently looking for any information about vintage hand lettering signage in the city of OPorto in Portugal. I know it’s a difficult subject to find information about, but anyone who knows something about it, please let me know. Also, any info about the history of hand lettering signs would be really helpful. Thanks to everybody!!!
What is it? May be just lettering...
I'm working on a custom script as a logotype and would like to have you feedback - I have two versions with differing "L"s:
So, A or B? I feel pretty good with the "Hus" but I think that the "tle" still needs some working out. Additionally I'm aware of some of the Illustrator stroke issues with some jankiness that I'll attend to once I get the letter forms finalized.
Let me know if you see any other problem areas or have suggestions to improve it.
Okay, so I thought this might be of interest to you all:
There is a book called Sign Painters that came out several months ago by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon. Faythe Levine was the one who made that documentary called Handmade Nation. They have also made a movie called Sign Painters as well and there will be a free screening at UCLA Fowler Museum on July 25th (for folks living in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County). There are screenings in other cities of the world as well.
I had the pleasure of having a piece of lettering and illustration accepted to the newly formed, designer-driven, profit sharing t-shirt company Cotton Bureau. I have two more days to achieve 3 more pre-orders, or nobody gets to sport my intricately crafted design. Would love to see this go to print and worn with pride, I'm not sure why I didn't think to post this here earlier. Here's the link: https://cottonbureau.com/products/practice
I am fairly new to vectorizing type and I would like some very constructive and critical feedback. I am very new to Glyphs and that is what I used to build this out (see the below to get all intimate with my nodes). Please let me know what you think! Where I can improve it, and other thoughts.
I've been trying to find a good online lettering class for a while. Its been very hard to find any class, let alone a good class. Any help or directions will be very appreciated.
Last year I created the Magical Unicorn Typeface: A typeface, while flawed, still managed to capture the spirit of these noble animals in graphemes. However, it wasn't the end, a continuation of the Unicorn Typeface was a must.
The Unicorn-Pegasus letters are an development of the Unicorn font. With the translation of the original drawings to the usable Unicorn font, many details disappeared and the hand-drawn character was lost. This series of initials is extremely detailed and compared to the Unicorn Font, no shapes have been cut. Each Unicorn-Pegasus is complete, from the tip of the horn to the far end of the tail.
About Heráldica Script
We are proud to add a very complex and new font to our collection.
Ornamented scripts are a Koziupa/Paul specialty, and Heraldica is one of their most expressive. It attains the very definition of deluxe by conjoining the classic thin-and-thick script treatment with thin-only counterpart strokes, then it goes the extra mile with a varied complement of overlaid flourishes. The usual assortment of multiple alternates and ending forms pushes it even further in class and versatility.
Monograms, logos, jewelry packaging and book covers are only a few of the possibilities with such a high-end script.
I'm working on a piece of lettering with plans of extending it to a full display typeface later.
I would highly appreciate any professional feedback on this stage.
(yep i want to stick with such leg for "R"=)
Here's a sample of some lettering I've been working on. I would love some feedback!
I'm a beginner when it comes to designing letterforms, this is one of my first renders in illustrator.
If you have any tips or comments or woes, please share.
Me & Martina Flor created this new project called www.letteringvscalligraphy.com
Is a battle between a letterer and a calligraphy.
Here there is a littlel press kit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pj8ie3swhh3g2i7/PressKitLVSC.pdf
Hope you like it.
Have a nice day
I want to share this typography with you, original arabic calligraphy inspires me from long time in different medias.
This is my last work on that theme.
Just in time for Xmas and New Year celebration we are proud to introduce a new font to our growing collection.
Platinus Script Pro is the latest example of what has now become a Sudtipos tradition: Adapting conventional calligraphic methods from the last two centuries to produce modern digital scripts for the current one.
This time the resulting font explores the evolution of invitation scripts from the classic commercial lettering of the 1930s to the ideas clearly visible in the greeting cards of the 1980s and 1990s.
Most base characters are made up of a single stroke, with some of strokes driven from the top down,
I would love some critique/feedback on this logotype I'm working on. It's a for a game with themes of retro laundrettes/laundromats. It's worked up from sketches into illustrator, but I haven't been able to put the amount of time I would of like to at the moment. Anything would be great!
I heavily modified a letter from a typeface and will be displaying it on my site as a portfolio piece. My questions is, would this be considered "lettering" or "type"?
Very happy to announce that Hipster Script is finally published. Hipster got a TDC 20120award and was selected by the Bienal Tipos Latinos.
Featuring more than 1800 glyphs containing ligatures, endings, etc. Hipster is available here:
Check the specimen pdf released with the awesome German Paley's photography collaboration. www.sudtipos.com/downloads/Hipster-Script.pdf
We are proud to announce the release of Storefront.
Storefront is what the prolific and talented American sign painters of the 1920s and 1930s would have created if they had access to the advanced lettering and type technologies we have today. Rooted in an incomplete Alf Becker alphabet sample, Storefront is my usual overdose on alternates and swashes, my eternal attempt at giving typesetting that ever-elusive handmade impression.
I'm posting this with the kind permission of one of the mods (Thank again Dan!)
I'm an avid ambigram designer, and have been the content editor & writer for Ambigram.com for approximately 4 years now. Recently I've started working on a book called Ambigrams Revealed, which has been accepted by PeachPit Press & will be published in March 2013. The book will be an international collection of ambigrams, case studies, tutorials and other content, along with a phenomenal judging panel which consists of three well known ambigram artists/critics and three well known graphic designers.
Maybe I'm searching for the wrong things, but I'm struggling to find examples of (cursive) house number lettering, often placed by the front door of properties (back in the 50s/60s).
Anyone got good references for them?