Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tis the Season to be Jolly

This lettering project happened before the 2012 holiday season began. A client who I have worked with for many years asked me to create the lettering based on his calligraphic style sketch. 

The initial client draft was a good starting point. During a 3 day period the letterforms constantly changed and the embellished scroll lines were redrawn many times. I was repositioning and altering the letters as the piece progressed.

I eventually modified the cap J to allow the company logo to fit in the lower loop. Overall, this turned out to be a rather beautiful holiday lettering piece and I was thrilled to see it printed on a wine label.


  1. Spirited and gorgeous work, Alan!

  2. Nice, nice, nice. A great new year to you Alan.

  3. Excellent work as usual, Alan. Looks great.

  4. Thank you for the nice comments Jane, Rand & Chris. Wishing you all the best for 2013.


  5. It's a beautiful piece of work - and on the label, the red logo just provides the perfect pop of colour to bring it all together. Hope you kept a product sample! ;)