365 Days of Hand Lettering

San Francisco artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon is doing a sweet daily project this year: 365 Days of Hand Lettering.

Each day for 365 days for the year 2012 I will post an image of something I have hand-lettered: a letter of the alphabet, a word, a phrase, a quote, a name. Some of the lettering will be based on traditional forms of calligraphy or vintage lettering and some will be of my own design. I am taking a calligraphy class right now and will certainly incorporate much of what I learn and practice there. I will be mostly working with ink, nibs and brushes, but will occasionally use pens. Some of the designs will be quite simple and some more elaborate. … I do not profess to be doing anything new or unique here. Many people practice hand lettering daily and have websites dedicated to their work. This is simply an opportunity for me to grow in an area that interests me and share my process and progress with you in a public forum.

Her 2010 daily project, A Collection a Day, was turned into a book! Follow her adventures in calligraphy here. And I actually wrote a piece for HOW in 2009 about designers’ daily creativity projects. Check it out in the June 2009 issue.