This booklet contains quotes from a variety of sign painting interviews/documentaries including: Gentlemen of Letters, Up There, and It’s Alive. I found these videos to be very inspiring and so I wanted to create a booklet which would showcase the different aspects that come along with sign painting.Each sign on the left side pages were hand drawn onto different surfaces and painted, then photographed in different areas, and then brought into photoshop for retouching, and effects. The quotes on the right hand side are from the videos below.
A few days ago I bought a course "Introduction of the Art of Modern Calligraphy" by Molly Jacques, which you should definitely check, and I fell in love with calligraphy.
Now I find this useful infographic with the basics of calligraphy, including tools. In case you want to try your skills you should try to do those exercise.
In both cases, (the classes from molly and this infographic) they ask you simple tools to begining your training:
- Pen Holder
- Nikko G pointed, 303 and 404 Nibs (but you can find packs including pen holder like this one)
- Black ink
- Semi Transparent Layout Bound (recommend by Molly)
- Calligraphy Lined Guide (optional)
In case you’re most an analog vintage retro-old guy, and you prefer to read a real book that stuck your nose in a monitor these are cool option for calligraphy beginners (the last to images):
- Modern Calligraphy: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy.
- Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual
Here are the last useful links:
In case you’re lazy or calligraphy simple isn’t your thing download the font (used on this post): http://myfonts.us/8eK7dW
The Class of Molly Jacques: http://skl.sh/1bWpr9p
Source of the infographic: us.moo.com
Packed with stunning illustrations, this unique colouring book celebrates the art of the tattoo. The tattoo designs all specially drawn for the book range from traditional motifs hearts, sailors, girls, skulls, roses to more elaborate compositions with a contemporary edge. It is a perfect gift book that will appeal to anyone who loves tattoo imagery or is looking for inspiration for their next piece of body art.
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Just my Type
Canadian-born Ben Johnston is a 26-year old self-taught designer who grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. He started with traditional graphic design and came up to lettering and typography while experimenting in industrial design with 3D and 2D works. Now he is living in Toronto and doing great things with type. His imagination of space and knowledge of materials from the product design gives him the base to put his ideas into form. Awesome!
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