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hand drawn type by Matthew Allen

Hand Drawn Type By Matthew Allen

Designer/illustrator Matthew Allen recently created this hand drawn type for Bon Appetit magazine. The California-based creative specializes in typographic illustrations for clients including Crate and Barrel, PB Teen and Simple Shoes. He got his start at Surfer Magazine, where he developed both his art directing and illustration skills. For more resources about handmade elements...

Delicious Custom Signage From Canada

Mr. Sign is an amazing Canadian creative who makes hand painted signs for top restaurants and boutiques. His hand drawn type will make you drool. Mr. Sign was founded by Dave Arnold in late 2009 with the express purpose of creating beautifully hand painted signs. In less than two years time, he has been...

Typographic Anagrams

Designer Gerren Lamson likes to experiment. His latest pairs simple anagrams with gorgeous hand drawn type: A year ago, I dyed a lot of archival paper in tea baths for a series called Venn by Pen. At the end of 2011, I pulled more of the tea-dyed paper out to start another experiement called...

Hand-Lettered Christmas

London-based illustrator and lettering artist Linzie Hunter created an amazing series of hand-lettered cards for her clients that are at once beautiful, festive, personal and self-promotional. Smart and talented, what a great combo! Originally from Scotland, Linzie now lives in South London. A graduate of Glasgow University, she was a theatre stage manager before...

Oxfam For The Holidays

“Oxfam is a wonderful organization that encourages people to buy charitable gifts on the behalf of others,” writes illustrator Jessica Hische about her recent work for the organization. “This campaign was for their 2011 holiday season and the ads were displayed on everything from bus shelters to magazines.” If you make a donation in...

Building Type

Designer Bryan Patrick Todd collaborated with sign painter Kirby Stafford to create this amazing mural in Louisville’s Highlands neighborhood. Kirby Stafford did an amazing job bringing my design to life. A yardstick, stick of chalk and printed piece of paper of the layout is all he needed. I hope to have many more collaborations...

HOW Design Live: Sketches and Notes

While I was chatting last week with friend of HOW (and of mine), HOW Books author and HOW Design Conference speaker  Peleg Top about his Chicago presentation, he sent me this: a page from the sketchbook of designer and illustrator David Michael Moore, who was in the audience for Peleg’s business session. Moore is...