Sunday, May 22, 2011

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem was a cool project and the lettering is now on apparel at Random Objects.

This Project was recently featured in InPrint showing all the concept sketches. When I letter in vector format I start with single weight strokes to develop structure of the letters including spacial relationships. This is no different than drawing with a pencil or marker on a sheet of tissue paper. A lot of trial and error happens in this stage.

Once the composition reads properly I will shape each letter with bezier curves to create the desired thicks and thins.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Annie Mulz Logo Script

The Annie Mulz logo script is a recent project. I had a lot of fun with this one all the way from the concepts to the finished lettering.

After review of the concepts this version was refined with a PITT brush marker and used as a template in Illustrator. I decided to alter the cap M shape slightly for better visual match with cap A.

The logo can be viewed at the website along with some very cool stuff.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Recent Projects Featured at InPrint.

I have several lettering projects featured in issue #02 of InPrint. Another visual treat for all to enjoy from Elo.

Thanks Elo!

Monday, May 2, 2011

The 2nd Charles Pearce Workshop

This past weekend was the 2nd Charles Pearce Roman Caps workshop. More brush practice and study of letterforms. The goal for the weekend was to create all the caps with a brush and trace over the the brushed letters with a marker to refine the letterforms and learn the proportions. A lot of cut and pasting was involved to fine tune the letters. Very similar to the layout process in the pre digital days when I was working in the ad arts studios. Charles mentioned that drawing was an important step to intimately learn the letterforms. I definitely agree.

The next assignment due for the 3rd workshop is to letter a Roman text composition based off the refined caps drawing. The composition will be transferred to canvas and lettered with a brush.