Dana Tanamachi, a fantastic typographer well known for her chalk lettering, was featured on Inspiration Hut a little over a year ago (click here to see the article). Recently I had re-visited her portfolio and was happy to find some new and just as beautiful projects. These more recent projects included pieces for Evernote, Andaz Hotel, O You and more.
These chalk lettering pieces are by Shaun Smylski, a brand designer living in Spruce Grove, Canada. Shaun’s chalkboard typography has been inspired by the various designers working on The Phraseology Project and Society6, not that this is obvious, Shaun has quite obviously added his own flair within the intricate details as shown particularly on the T&A piece, I can’t help but be reminded of another chalkboard artist that we have featured before, Dana Tanamachi when I look through Shauns pieces.
Dana Tanamachi is one of our all time favorite custom lettering artists and could quite easily be yours. What makes her typography creations even more beautiful is the fact that they are created with chalk and whilst this is quite an unusual choice of medium to work with, it has provided her with an edge over the competition and her work with a gorgeous authentic touch. Within this article I have compiled a few of her, in my opinion, best pieces along with some insightful time-lapse videos at the end.