Hand Lettering: Inspiration

I’ve been trying to work hand lettering more into my daily habits and have drawn inspiration from a few amazing designers. If you haven’t seen work by Sean McCabe yet, get on it. Seriously amazing and seriously inspirational. This is a collection of work from a bunch of various designers – check out the link to see their dribbble portfolios.

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Where do you find inspiration for hand lettering?

The Engine Room: Jonathan Quintin

In my map research (previously mentioned this week), I found this little gem of an illustration. The Engine Room illustrated by Jonathan Quintin.

Nice clean and playful style. Makes me almost wish that it was interactive in some way.

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Olympics 2012 – Yahoo! Illustrations

Ran across these gorgeous illustrations that depict the various athletics events at the 2012 Olympics. They show a great use of color, movement and yet simplicity. Can’t stop looking at them! The project was done by Charis Tsevis and is for Yahoo!’s advertising for the Olympic games and their coverage of it. To see more of the work check out Charis Tsevis’s Behance website.

Owen Gildersleeve – Designer and Illustrator

Owen Gildersleeve is a designer and illustrator from London. Much of his work deals with very hand-crafted pieces (cut paper, stop motion animation, etc). Really love the dimensionality that using cut paper gives. It’s a great mix between paper, photography and real objects.

I believe I might have already featured this Brunch piece before but it’s just so great! I love all of the different textures and depths that start happening throughout it.

And last but not least, how is this for a book cover?

This work mixed with the work that I showcased yesterday from Dominique Falla makes me want to definitely test out some new forms of typography and break out of the realm of traditional computer type. There are so many different options and cool things out there that you can do with just ordinary objects.

The rest of his work can be found on Owen’s website