Sunday, February 15, 2009

Abbey in the Pre Digital Era

This Abbey lettering was done in the early 1980's prior to Mac computers and vector software. It was traced on layout paper using an enlarged Zerox copy of the thumbnail sketch as an underlay. Finished art was created with rapidograph pens, french curves, ellipse templates and shot by stat camera for final production.

I had the pleasure to work with an amazing designer at a Chicago art studio who provided me with the lettering sketch. The lettering was to be used by the Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva, WI. This project was my early inspiration for the Scripts lettering to be used on my web site.