Hand lettering is a fancy way to say handwriting or drawing letters. Hand lettering refers to words made by hand rather than printed from a computer. Like many art techniques, I think it’s best learned by trying it, which I would like to practice more. As I learn more about hand lettering I will add it to this page.
I’ve been interested in hand lettering for many years. Above are some examples of hand lettering I like recently.
Some common characteristics of hand lettering I like include:
- black and white,
- an uneven baseline,
- a mix of capital block letters and cursive handwriting.
As I learn more about hand lettering, I will add it to this page.
Make Your Own Font
You can make your own hand lettering into a font. I would love to design my own hand lettering font. Have you tried it and do you have any suggestions?
Tools for Hand Lettering
Hand Lettering Examples
The hand lettering examples I included above are from the following hand lettering artists:
- Lisa Congon lisacongdon.com
- Heather Burris tickledyellow.blogspot.ca
- The Notebook Doodles thenotebookdoodles.com
- Lindsay Ostrom lindsayostrom.blogspot.ca
- Shanna Murray shannamurray.com
- Chris Wright handlettering.co
Other Hand Lettering Examples
- Danny Gregory, author of An Illustrated Life: drawing inspiration from the private sketchbooks of artists, illustrator and designers (and other books).
- Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative (and other books).
- Lisa Currie, creator of the Scribble Project.
- Ali Edwards, scrapbooker. You can download her font for free.
- Elise Blaha Cripe, maker. She’s written a tutorial on how to include your handwriting in Photoshop Elements. (I also really like her script work.)
Do you have any favourite hand lettering artists? Include a link in the comments.