Today i stepped right out of my comfort zone and attempted a hand writing style that does not come natural to me at all. perhaps it's because i'm left handed and have been writing in capitals ever since i could get away with it... so i found this an enjoyable challenge. I'm pretty happy with my first attempt at this style. I just need to create a more edgy looking one now.
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over 1 year ago
Frankly, you should step out of your comfort zone more often if this is going to be the result! It looks stunning, the lettering style is beautiful and it has plenty of great details and quirks. That 'D' is particularly nice as is the last 'L'.
If you do present it to the client anyway and he goes for, there are a couple things I'd suggest fixing (the first loop in 'v' for instance gets lost a bit because it's quite small) but regardless, really nice work again.
You know, Claire's my spokesperson, as I agree with her spot-on comments all of the time ;). This is pretty darn nice for a first attempt. Regardless of the fact you're left-handed, you shouldn't be bothered with it at all. We want more!
@ Abdallah... Thanks mate, stoked you like!
@ Claire... thanks a million for stopping by and taking the time to give me your advice. it's very well received - especially from a lettering legend as yourself.
@ Gert... haha! you're a legend too. thanks
Great stuff indeed!
I'd work a bit on the 'v' ligature to 'i', it really reads an 'r' there at the moment.
wow, looks really great:)
Oh wow ... man ... what an awesome typework !
super cool piece Matt,really love your works !!!
sweet sweet nectar.
Wow! Sweet jesus is that some sick type!
David, this is super rad. I love that it is a script font, but has some definite edge to it.
I just did the same thing - creating a handwritten styled logo for the first time. It was certainly a challenge but also a lot of fun. I'll be excited to share after it goes live on the client's site.
Your script work here looks great! Keep exploring this style, even if not for this client.
You have done some pretty awesome projects lately my GC friend! Why our agency can't get interesting shit like this I'll never understand. Can't wait to see how this evolves into the sporty look.
thanks everyone, really pumped on the feedback and appreciation this one has had. definitely wasn't expecting it.
@ Stelian: thanks for the heads up, i didn't notice that until you mentioned it. i've since fixed it by detaching the two and it looks much better now.
@ Bob: ha! it's actually matt - but you can call me david. thanks mate!
@ Steve: I've actually done plenty of hand written style fonts before, but they've always been variations of my natural writing style. this was more like doing an illustration for me. definitely had a lot of fun with it though. the tweaking stage felt endless, so much weighs on the precision of the curves. I look forward to seeing yours.
@ Norman: the sporty look i'm happy with, i like this one more, but i feel the next version will answer the brief better. who knows, both could work.
For a first time attempt and given the fact that you are left handed, I never would have guessed! This is quite nice! It has a beautiful flow.
by Matt Vergotis
This is the edgier version I wanted to also present. The M also doubles up as mountains. This design I feel will be more aligned to what the client requires, well... I hope (cross fingers)
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over 1 year ago
I know what you mean about illustrating a hand-written style instead of working from your own handwriting. It's different creating something that looks like perhaps someone else did it.
Oh yes, the endless tweaking of curves! Finding that perfection, or close to it, was actually quite fun.
you got it Steve! the edgier version i have just uploaded is more aligned to my handwriting. although it is completely different, it's something that comes naturally.
This is awesome!
Pure awesomeness !
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