The lettering component for a logo I'm working on. From the sketches you can see I was toying around with the idea of making the 't' crossbar a cape. WIP.
5 months ago
love this brush strokes
Great job Matt, really like the flow here...
@Matt Vergotis HA! Awesome. Looking at the thumbnail page on my iPhone, the thumbnails don't show names of designers — but I totally knew this was yours. I'd recognize that style anywhere!
Man, your lettering just gets better and better and better. It all just looks so polished and smooth. At what point did you consciously decide to really push your lettering work to the forefront? Or was it a conscious decision?
Also, I really love the tilt of the words, and those cuts where strokes go behind others are a really awesome, subtle touch. That R is a thing of beauty!!
Wonderful, soft and juicy!
What kind of pen is that, Matt?
Wow, looks like you've been busy lettering away. Love the end result.
One comment: In the paper sketch, the logo looks a little more evenly and naturally spaced. In the rendered vector logo (white text on black), the type looks a bit squashed. It looks like it should be stretched horizontally by about 20%. Just my inital reaction :)
Looking great! Your wrist must be taking some punishment with all the hand-lettering of late! :)
Seriously, this is super. All those little cuts work so well. I especially like the tall r's.
So jealous of your slick type skills. You're good. Real good.
Very nice. The cape idea can still work if you simplify it to 2 lines instead of 3. The 3rd line going above the C feels out of place because it's at a different angle than the rest of the design.
Apologies for the delayed reply friends.
@RaitG @Francis Chouquet @Luka Balic @Ben Kocinski Cheers legends, stoked you like.
@Radu Jianu The pen is a Pilot Pocket Brush Pen - Hard.
@Jon Stapp | atomicvibe Thanks buddy. Whilst I've always tried hard at bringing diversity to my work, it's nice to know that there are styles forming. Especially with lettering.
It's a good question Jon about how lettering has all of a sudden become a huge part of what I do now... Would you beleive I've been asked to talk for 45 minutes on the subject at an upcoming Typism all day conference? yeeeek! I don't know mate, I guess it all started with admiring brilliant letterers work here on dribble and then one day trying it out for myself. The first job I did in this style was my David Michael signature logo and from that job a few more opportunities popped up where clients fancied this style (Mandy, Betafirm etc) and I guess that paved the way.
But ultimately, I think it all comes down to a simple fact... I really, really enjoy doing lettering and I guess when you enjoy doing something it comes through in your work.
@Blake Perdue Thanks champion, I see what you mean, it does look a little less condensed in the sketches. Not sure why as it was pretty much traced in illustrator. That said, a lot of tweaking does go on during the vectoring and I definitely would have adjusted things as I refined it all.
@Simon Frouws Nah mate! The wrist is hanging in there.
@Kevin Burr Thanks mate. I have to say, the 'r' is probably my most favourite letter to write. Not sure if it has anything to do with being a lefty, but I just love the way the brush pen moves through the loop and down into the shoulder.
@James Hugo haha! thanks buddy, really appreciate it.
@ThatRobert Cheers mate. I think you're right. I have actually tried a few variations like that. I'll toy around with it further and I think the final version will have some form of cape for that 't' cross bar.
Interesting to know you're a lefty. I wonder how much that affects the final look of your letterings compared to a righty.
@Kevin Burr Missed this one. Mate, I've often wondered the same thing.
3 months ago
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