Initial sketch for an award I lettered for my friend and colleague Tal Leming. There are larger images and more background information on my site: http://typeandlettering.com/lettering/benevolent-dictator
over 1 year ago
Sickgusting job, Sir.
Wore that paper out!
Um, thanks? :)
Gonna post a few more shots, including more process sketches, early next week. So keep your eyes peeled.
Really awesome! I love this Ken!
That's serious lettering, not a fake historical emulation as generally seen here and here. Bravo.
I love the whole thing, but the Tal Leming script especially gets me in the gut.
Love how the finished illustration (!) incorporates the pointy-ish /B/ and /D/ bowls. Details. Details.
Hell yeah! This is slick!
Thanks for all the encouraging words. I plan on adding more process pics early next week. Stay tuned.
woooooooooooooooooooooooooooow. so cool!
Don't even know where to look at...- drop the pencil, walk away in deep shame
@Ken Barber I'd love to learn more about the style that you talked about (late nineteenth century American engrossing). Fantastic sketch and end product
Thanks Bobby. As I understand, engrossing describes the ornamentation of various types of documents such as diplomas, certificates, awards and the like, and was widely practiced by 18th and 19th century penmen. Certain letter styles became associated with engrossing, particularly built-up high contrast scripts. An Elegant Hand serves as a good introduction to ornamental penmanship and its practitioners; the book is published by Oak Knoll:
Hope this helps.
9 months ago
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