Have you ever read a book that was so captivating, so good, that you finished it in one day? It’s rare, right? Recently, I was introduced to Jessica Hische’s book In Progress: See Inside of  a Lettering Artist’s Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector. I read the book in one day—it was that insightful.

The book covers the entire process of lettering: the tools, (both digital and physical), the thought process and techniques to take your work to the next level. I knew the technical parts already, as I’m an Illustrator wizard, but I was more curious about the design process of lettering—the craft itself. And I gained insights that I did not have before, a calling for this craft that I never really had much interest in until recently.

As designers, we need to continuously learn. Today, I dived into lettering. I’ve shared two examples in this post. What do you think?

The original letterform I created.
Playing around with letterforms and design. I used Helvetica for the secondary font.

 

 

As designers, it’s important for us to always refine our craft and get out of our comfort zone in order to grow in our skills, in our insights and wisdom.

What lettering tips do you have? What resources do you recommend as I dive into lettering? Share below!

 

 

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