Posts tagged lettering
{With gratitude} Stacey Burr Design

EvaBlack_soar This wonderful piece by Eva Black truly inspired me the last few months. Creatives that discover their niche and work hard to make a living out of it motivate me to go the same way. As a first step, I finally completed my portfolio site. Yes indeed, Stacey Burr Design now has a home, a base, a place for clients to see what I'm all about. Having started it last year, I put everything on hold while working for an awesome company full time for over a year. Deciding to go it alone recently, and find what it is that makes me tick; from calligraphy and illustration to web design, reminded me that in this day and age, one needs a website to really exist : ) With a lot of coffee, many an hour collecting old projects and clicking away on Photoshop, loads of help and encouragement from loved ones, in particular my family and boyfriend, it is done: { staceyburrdesign.com }

I have been overwhelmed with the response. Thank-you to everyone who's liked the page, sent me feedback and messages of encouragement. You have all made me feel like I'm doing the right thing. : ) Climbing every mountain and all that (ahem, Sound of Music, cough).

Love and robot hugs, The Burr

{Lettering Love} BMD Watercolour Lettering and Logos
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I really, really like this work. BMD is a graphic design studio that has taken a different approach to design and lettering and do it oh so well. They excel in illustration and lettering, particularly in watercolour, and have produced incredible pieces like the ones below by hand. The raw edges and detail are amazing. To the talented persons over at BMD, I salute you, and you inspire me.

{Lettering Love} Erik Marinovich and inspiration

Erik Marinovich wows us again. This is one of 7 pieces the Friends of Type did in chalk markers for BBDO's New York Office cafe: an "Assemblage" series of 7 panels paying homage to Lou Dorfsman’s Gastrotypographicalassemblage. He's part of the awesome guys at Friends of Type so check it out if you haven't already. This is another reminder to not get stuck in set methods of finding inspiration. It can be found anywhere if you are looking for it.

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To see more of this artist's wonderful work, go to his site www.erikmarinovich.com

A reminder and a beginning
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We all need to remember this. I'd like to focus on lettering this week, starting with this awesome piece by Molly Jacques. I took part in a great Skillshare course on drawing illustrative words with Neil Tasker (I say took part because with work pressures I haven't had a chance to complete it.) I'm really enjoying learning and challenging myself and having always loved typography, it's been so great to learn the differences between the arts. I'm going to share some work I find inspiring (like this) and if it works out, perhaps lettering can be a regular column here. Happy Monday, readers.

Inspired by {Dana Tanamachi}

Since joining Pinterest, I have seen the amazing chalk lettering work of Dana Tanamachi come up many a time. Each time I am in awe of the fact that her beautiful hand lettered typography is done in chalk!? Unbelievable.Like one of my favourite designers, Jessica Hische, Dana also worked under Louise Fili at Louise Fili Ltd, in 2010. So, after admiring her work for months, I am finally sharing some of it with you. :)

Her most recent big project is the cover of O Magazine:

Seriously guys.. CHALK. I know. Incredible.

And this, is my favourite:

Images from her site: www.danatanamachi.com