You're Just My Type sketch

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  1. Ken Barber Ken Barber

    For one reason or another, I was set on drawing something for Valentine's Day this year. Steering clear of hearts and whatnot, I instead took a casual approach with some cheeky self-referencial text and a little flourished pointed pen-inspired lettering. Later, I asked James Tucker of The Aesthetic Union out in San Francisco to make a small edition of prints for me. An image of the final printed piece, as well as additional background info, can be found here:

    http://typeandlettering.com/blog/you-re-just-my-type

    If you'd like a print for your sweetheart, you can order one here:

    http://store.typeandlettering.com/product/you-re-just-my-type-print

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    about 1 year ago

  2. Nitish | Maskon Brands™ Nitish | Maskon Brands™

    ha...this is cool

    about 1 year ago

  3. Nikita Prokhorov Nikita Prokhorov

    Looks fantastic!

    about 1 year ago

  4. Sye Robertson Sye Robertson

    Hi Ken, I just ordered a print, but have a small issue, I tried emailing you but it seems the email address is wrong, what's the best email to use?

    about 1 year ago

  5. Ken Barber Ken Barber

    Nitish and Nikita: I appreciate the enthusiastic response. It was a lot of fun to draw!

    Sye: Thanks for your order. You can email me at: ken2007 [at] typeandlettering [dot] com

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    about 1 year ago

  6. Kris Sowersby Kris Sowersby

    I think you need a few more tags, mate.

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    about 1 year ago

  7. Neil Tasker Neil Tasker

    Great work again Ken!

    about 1 year ago

  8. Ken Barber Ken Barber

    @Kris Sowersby Gotta cover the bases. Did I miss anything? ;)

    about 1 year ago

  9. Ken Barber Ken Barber

    Thanks Neil!

    about 1 year ago

  10. Jardo de la Peña Jardo de la Peña

    Great strokes!

    about 1 year ago

  11. RaitG RaitG

    love it

    about 1 year ago

  12. Matt Vergotis Matt Vergotis

    Smooth, Ken! Very smooth.

    about 1 year ago

  13. Dave Foster Dave Foster

    oh man, this looks fantastic!

    about 1 year ago

  14. Amber Asay Amber Asay

    simply beautiful, and perfect for Valentines.

    about 1 year ago

  15. Scott Greci Scott Greci

    It's amazing how consistently good you are at this stuff.

    about 1 year ago

  16. Joseph Alessio Joseph Alessio

    You forgot to tag it with "typography" for all the clueless folks who search popular tags! Looks amazing, as always, would love to have your skills for a day! Love the split stem on the 'p'.

    about 1 year ago

  17. Ken Barber Ken Barber

    @Joseph Alessio Good point. I suppose that would go for "calligraphy" too. ;)

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    about 1 year ago

  18. Vincent Conti Vincent Conti

    that y is truly special.

    about 1 year ago

  19. Sergey Shapiro Sergey Shapiro

    What a beauty!

    about 1 year ago

  20. Maiko Nagao Maiko Nagao

    beautiful!

    about 1 year ago

  21. erin ellis erin ellis

    Bifurcation wowee, this is so lovely.

    about 1 year ago

  22. Bob Ewing Bob Ewing

    Love this Ken, it is just my type!

    about 1 year ago

  23. Here's the first draft for a recent personal project, a small print I designed with Valentine's Day in mind. Although the proportions of the final piece ended up slightly more condensed, the composition changed very little. The small arrows dotting the tracing paper acted as notes to myself as I prepared to draw a tighter sketch, before finally vectorizing the lettering.

    You can pick up a print here:

    http://store.typeandlettering.com/product/you-re-just-my-type-print

    And find more info on the project on my blog:

    http://typeandlettering.com/blog/you-re-just-my-type

    about 1 year ago

  24. A detailed shot of the final letterpress piece printed by James Tucker from The Aesthetic Union. James slathered on the ink and hit the hefty 220 lb. stock hard.

    I added a few more details about my project, along with another image where you can see compare the initial sketches to the final piece:

    http://typeandlettering.com/blog/my-type-of-print

    You can find the prints here:

    http://store.typeandlettering.com/product/you-re-just-my-type-print

    More fine work by James Tucker:

    http://theaestheticunion.com/

    about 1 year ago

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