11 Beautiful Handlettered Projects

As we gear up for Print’s next Typography & Lettering Awards, we can’t help but look back and drool over some of our favorite handlettered projects from last year’s competition, which was judged by Dana Tanamachi and Dr. Shelley Gruendler. Enjoy!

 

This might look like a bag.—C3, Overland Park, KS; www.c3brandmarketing.com: Robin Knight (art director), David Terrill (art director/designer/illustrator), Jessi Wilson, Alex Savage (copywriters), Amidon Graphics, St. Paul, MN (printer), C3 (client)

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Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes—Darren Booth, Ontario; Monica Benalzacar (art director), Darren Booth (illustrator), Dutton / Penguin Group (client)

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Forever Love Stamp—Studio A, Alexandria, VA; www.studioa.com: Antonia Alcalá (art director/designer), Jessica Hische (designer), Bill Gicker (creative director USPS Stamp Services), United States Postal Service

University, Springfield, MO; www.art.missouristate.edu: Maria Gerasimchuk-Djordjevic (designer), Marcus Howell, Eric Pervukhin (advising directors)

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Best of Honolulu—Matthew Tapia, Honolulu; Kristin Lipman (art director), Matthew Tapia (designer), Aaron Yoshino (photographer), Honolulu Magazine (client)

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Beijing A to Z—Daniel Pelavin, New York City; Manuel Velez (art director), Daniel Pelavin (designer/illustrator), Wall Street Journal (client)

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The Super Type of Ira Schnapp!—Arlen Schumer, Westpoint, CT; www.arlenschumer.com: Arlen Schumer (art director, designer), Jack Adler (illustrator), A2A Studio Solutions (printer), The Type Directors Club (client)

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Later Skater—Phoebe Cornog, Encinitas, CA; Phoebe Cornog (designer)

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Modular Typography—Rob McConnell, Laie, HI; Rob McConnell (designer)

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Cooper Union, New York City; www.coopertype.org: Vince Joy (art director), Scott Biersack (designer), Mama’s Sauce (printing), Tina Roth Eisenberg (creative team); Creative Mornings (client)

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Sutler’s Spirit Co. Packaging—Device Creative Collaborative, Winston Salem, NC; www.wearedevice.com: Shane Cranford, Ross Clodfelter (art directors, designers), Robert Doerzbacher Jr. (copywriter)

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Put Your Type to the Test!

All too often, typography gets overlooked in larger design competitions—which is why we developed one that gives the artforms their full due and recognizes the best designers in each category. Whether you design your own typefaces, design type-centric pieces or create gorgeous handlettered projects, we want to see your work—and share it with our readers.

Enter today for a chance to be featured in Print magazine, receive a prize pack from MyDesignShop.com, and more. Early bird rates for the competition—which features both pro and student categories—end Oct. 14!

One thought on “11 Beautiful Handlettered Projects

  1. Ian Paget

    I love these hand lettering examples (although a few feel too vectorised and polished to be classified as hand lettering??). It’s something I tried for a recently logo design project, and I really struggled, so I have total respect for designers that have mastered this art! It’s not easy.

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