A bit of fun with some phrasing.
10 months ago
...but a chicken wang.
Beautiful type! Very nice job. - It's so clean, I'd love to see it on its own...without the internal shadowing and without the lines. My grandfather was a famous hand lettering artist. I used to go to his studio (the corner of his small bedroom in Hollywood, CA) and watch him hand letter some beautiful logos. He taught at a college in New York City...before moving to Los Angeles. He hand lettered this logo for Saul Bass - http://tinyurl.com/ngbhqg3
Thanks @Chris Jacobs! What was your grandfather's name?
And you make a good point on the clean type by itself. Someone else made a similar comment. I will be removing some of the details and reposting a new version.
His name was Harry Jacobs. There's a book out there by a guy named Doyald Young (one of the great hand lettering artists) - he published a ton of books - this one http://doyaldyoung.com/images/LTLF-cover.jpg - was dedicated to my grandfather - who taught him hand lettering while he was in school - before he went to Art Center...where I also attended.
@Chris Jacobs, how unbelievably cool! I have all of DY's books...best money I've spent.
Thanks for the info!
I wish I was closer to him when he was alive... I took loads of hand lettering classes while at Art Center...Plaka and Ink... I should do more of it... You've inspired me! Do you have any of the Taschen - A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles? - I have all the volumes...amazing! They give you access to every page as a hi-res scan...via a website.
by Nikita Prokhorov
After a suggestion by @kirk visola, a slightly updated and less cluttered 'it ain't no thang' piece. Thanks Kirk!
10 months ago
@Chris Jacobs That's incredible! Doyald Young was pretty much a lettering demigod, haha—I will definitely have to look up your grandfather as well!
I've also worked with John Langdon on a project. He's an amazing designer...one of the best out there. He designed all the ambigrams for the book (and movie) Angels and Demons. Is there a "private message" feature here so I don't fill up this comments section?
@Chris Jacobs, feel free to shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!!!
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