Hand Lettering: Inspiration

Work by the amazing Dana Tanamachi. In love with all of her chalk hand-lettering work.






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.


















Where do you find inspiration for hand lettering?

Hand Lettering – BMD Design

Ran across this awesome work from BMD Design in France. If you haven’t seen their work yet, get on it! Very cool hand lettering and strictly black and white design. They’ve worked on everything from designing wine bottle labels to t-shirts to logos.

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Dominique Falla

I was introduced to the work of Dominique Falla the other day and immediately fell in love with her process work. Don’t get me wrong, her finished work is beautiful but what stands out the most is the level of detail and care that goes into each one through the entire process. I love the a few of her projects include videos of the behind the scenes work to really highlight all of the work that goes into it from the sketching phases right on up!

I’ve picked out three of my favorites here below. There are MANY more pieces to look at on Dominique’s website so definitely make sure you go check them out. She seems to be able to experiment with multiple mediums from string and pins to traditional print, gum and even matchsticks.

Gorgeous, right? The rest of her work can be found here. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably going to want to get your hands on some paper and pencils to start sketching some typography right away.

Thanks to ComicSansSheriff for the recommendation!

Hand-drawn Typography

Oh hey hand-drawn typohraphy, aren’t you attractive?

There is absolutely nothing better than well drawn & executed typography. Even with how detailed you can get in designing things on the computer there is still something to be said about that hand-drawn personal approach to design. Love it!

Speaking of hand-drawn type. This is

Heart Skips A Beat (VIRAL) from James Gulliver Hancock on Vimeo.

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