Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Tattoo Lettering Project

I recently accepted a tattoo lettering project from a person in England. He requested the words My My Hey Hey. This was a complex lettering treatment to create with a interlocking letters and a swash on the bottom.

My studio wall was filled with sketches and overlapping tissue studies to find a visual solution for balance and flow of connecting letterforms. I eventually found the solution with the two lowercase y's and scanned the tissues needed for use as templates in Adobe Illustrator.


  1. My my, another dazzling display of talent! Kudos, Alan and Happy New Year!

  2. This is some beautiful work here, reminds me of pinstriping.
    -Robert Trujillo/Tres