Hand drawn typography.

Updated: Jan 19, 2019

To note Ken Barber from his interview with the German publishing company Gestalten,

'To draw is to become a better letterer'.

I've been drawing lettering since I was 14 and love it, though back then it was mainly the art and style of graffiti I hold it close to my heart that drafting lettering by hand makes me feel alive.

It's funny looking back on my school days and drawing lettering back then, I would draw with a friend of mine and we sat in his bedroom listening to Three Feet High and Rising by De La Soul on repeat.

That friend went on to become a typographer and I eventually became a senior lecturer teaching type and broader principles of graphic design within higher education, before focusing almost entirely on sign writing and reverse glass sign making.

I still love drawing type as much as I did then and feel I can loose hours into the process finding it very relaxing.

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