Words & Letters
Typography has been the focus of my work, regardless of what I have been designing since I took my first typography class at Rochester Institute of Technology. I had a very impassioned teacher who ingrained in us the importance and beauty of properly set type. It was hard to leave his class and not have absorbed even a fraction of his love and admiration for typography.
Many years later, I started down the path of hand-lettering. While similar in many ways, this discipline requires a completely different approach. You are creating letter forms that need to marry together, but have no other extended family. That is part of the blessing and the curse of hand-lettering, one that I happily take on. It lends a unique and personal touch that you cannot always find with typefaces.
What you see to the right are small experiments with lettering, combined with textures, photo’s, and color.
Fun Fact: Many of the lettering examples you’ll find on the following pages are movie quotes and lyric segments that for one reason or another started looping in my head. Oh, also my dog Thomas.
Hand-lettering | Composition | Bézier Curves | Textures | Photoshop