When I was attending BSC's commercial art program, now appropriately re-named the Graphic Design & Communications program, we had classes in hand lettering. I remember thinking, "Why are we wasting our time on this stuff? Just let me get on the computer. I've got Photoshop work to do!" Now, wasn't that a silly attitude? If I had only known...
After spending weeks and weeks on calligraphy, hand lettering posters, using markers, etc. at BSC I find myself wanting to go back to that time so I could appreciate what I was doing. Don't get me wrong. I really did love it while we were doing it...I was just anxious to learn more. Hand lettering always came naturally to me. Probably because I spent hours as a kid doodling type, making posters, and practicing with my little Lettering Book!
|Some hand lettering from back in the day. Way back. (wonder why I never added highlights on the A?)|
I now wish it came even more naturally to me. It is not only a lost art, but very marketable. Check out the work of these ((ULTRA)) talented folks.
Dana Tanamachi (she does this all in chalk...un. $*$%^# believable)
And of course the brilliantly typetastic Jessica Hische ( I kinda hate her.)