So you’ve just finished creating your lovely lettering, and you want to scan your piece and overlay it onto an image. But what is the best way to go about it and how do you keep those lovely little details that add texture and character to the finished piece, without losing quality. I have one solution for you to try that can be completed in a few very simple steps.
I recently featured Paul Von Excite in our compilation article 18 Inspirational Hand Lettering Logos by 18 Awesome Typographers and realized that we had not actually featured his work before. This seemed a little weird as his typography skills are very impressive. So that being said, below I have grabbed 30 hand drawn typography logos from his Vol.1 and Vol.2 Lettering & Logotype projects for your inspiration. Vol.1 gathered Paul many new fans and he hopes Vol.2 receives the same feedback (I am sure it will). Pay him a visit and give him that all important thumbs up …
The Roderick Font family. A clean, hand drawn, textured, sans-serif, sans family of fonts. That's right, with this family we've ticked all the boxes. In total there are 4 fonts available for a great price of $15 – $10 on sale! (Roderick, Roderick Sketch, Roderick Sans, Roderick Sans Sketch) or $10/pair ($6 on sale!). Roderick is a very versatile font that can be used for pretty much everything your creative heart desires, from paragraphs to headlines and from logos to advertising. We have great faith in the future success of Roderick.
Introducing our quirky twins; Ronald and Ralph Sans. Ralph's approachable appearance makes him perfect for a wide variety of creative projects. And Ronalds extreme quirkiness makes him just as fantastic. When blended together, Ronald and Ralph work beautifully. You can buy these fonts individually or as a pair. We wouldn't want to split them up would we? The fonts are Opentype, and work excellently in Opentype savvy applications. Check out the images below to see just how awesome this font is.
Within this download donated by Creativenauts we have three fantastic retro themed 3D wood text layer styles for use with Photoshop. Each of the styles that we have come prepared in their own PSD file, leaving you to simply change the text in the smart layer to create your piece. Not sure what a smart layer is? no worries, there is a useful documentation file included which explains the basics of everything you'll need to know. This download must not be used commercially without prior contact with Creativenauts.
Being a massive fan of hand-drawn typography, which should be evident on our marketplace and my dribbble account, I was excited to see this collection of work in one place. All of which has been carefully crafted by Russian typographer Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky, whos work I have been following for a while now and I must say that he is a great inspiration. Particularly his typeface work, but I'll save that for another article.
Tobias Hall, A london based illustrator/letterer, who currently has been working closely with UK-based Italian restaurant chain, Zizzi, as their in-house illustrator, designer and art director. He's also been lucky enough to work on an eclectic mix of projects for a growing list of international clients. A few being Digital Arts Magazine, Holiday Inn and Seattle Magazine.
This collection of beautiful calligraphy inspiration has been taken from the portfolio of Joan Quiros, a graphic designer and typographer from Valencia, Spain. Currently Joan works under the name of Voltio, an Illustration and lettering studio alongside two others. At the bottom of this article there’s an inspirational video showing off the skills of this fantastic calligraphy artist alongside a link to his website.