It Ain't No Thang // Finished

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  1. Nikita Prokhorov Nikita Prokhorov

    A bit of fun with some phrasing.

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    10 months ago

  2. Jon Stapp | atomicvibe Jon Stapp | atomicvibe

    ...but a chicken wang.

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    10 months ago

  3. Chris Jacobs Chris Jacobs

    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

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  4. Nikita Prokhorov Nikita Prokhorov

    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.

    10 months ago

  5. Chris Jacobs Chris Jacobs

    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.

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  6. Nikita Prokhorov Nikita Prokhorov

    @Chris Jacobs, how unbelievably cool! I have all of DY's books...best money I've spent.

    Thanks for the info!

    10 months ago

  7. Chris Jacobs Chris Jacobs

    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.

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  9. Joseph Alessio Joseph Alessio

    @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!

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  10. Chris Jacobs Chris Jacobs

    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?

    10 months ago

  11. Nikita Prokhorov Nikita Prokhorov

    @Chris Jacobs, feel free to shoot me an email to npgraphicdesign@yahoo.com. Thanks!!!

    10 months ago

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