hand lettering


Hand lettering is the creation of letterforms by the human hand.

Books 2

This lavishly produced book presents Hansje van Halem’s array of commissioned, self-generated, rejected and unfinished sketches, type drawings, and experiments
This book presents the origins of exuberant curly lettering style on the windows of traditional Dutch cafés and bars.

Articles 6

This article highlights some major steps in the historical development of lettering tools for drafting.
Essays · 15 January 2017 · English · 2500 words
Lettering is very different from type design, Zico is a typeface inspired by sport aesthetics that brings elements of type and lettering design into one project.
Typeface stories · 13 June 2016 · English
Supernova is a new family that combines the spontaneity of a script typeface with the versatility of multiple weights and cuts.
Typeface stories · 21 February 2013 · English · 1441 words
Steven Heller, in his affable way, reviews a book by Lewis Blackwell and Lorraine Wild which takes on Ed Fella's Polaroids of found graphics and alphabets throughout the US as well as some of his lettering. The book sounds like a lively account of American vernacular lettering and images, as well as a good platform to view Ed Fella's own work.
Reviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 975 words
An overview of the work of Cuban-born titling artist Pablo Ferro who broke ground with the titles for films like Dr. Strangelove and pioneered moving type for the screen.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 3038 words

Blogs 1

Supernova is a family that combines the spontaneity of a script typeface with the versatility of multiple weights and cuts. 
21 February 2013

Authors 3

Dutch graphic designer Hansje van Halem (1978) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and started her own studio in Amsterdam in 2003. She creates...
Marko Hrastovec is a Croatian type and graphic designer, who studied at the postgraduate course Type & Media, at the Royal Academy of Arts in The ...
Martina Flor was born in Buenos Aires. She graduated in Graphic Design at University of Buenos Aires, studied Communication Design at Escola Elisava i...