hand lettering

Handlettering Gymnastics

These five handlettering artists are forging new ground in the lettering category using a variety of materials and techniques to achieve stunning results.

Lauren Hom’s Daily Dishonesty

Lauren Hom wants you to lie to her. You know all those little promises that you make to yourself—all those trays of Thanksgiving treats you think you’re going to avoid tomorrow? Hom is honoring our collective lack of willpower and ability to fool ourselves in a fun and bitingly honest new blog called Daily...

This & That

Ah, the naming process. Who hasn’t been in a crowded conference room enduring a heated debate between the “cool, offbeat name” and the “one small step away from where we’re at” name? It got me thinking about the word and, the ampersand, or the plus sign. Dress it up however you like, it’s happening...

A Father, a Bride, and the Writing on the Wall

By Doug Katz My first-born daughter will marry in October. Months ago, she asked me to help her design custom invitations. I have reasonably refined graphic sensibilities, having been a professional for some 20 years. But the truth is, my talents can’t hold a candle to hers. She came to visit, sat with me...

Hand Lettering on the Internet

This summer I went on a relaxing vacation (a new experience for me) and decided to sit on the porch all day and draw letters. Perhaps the years and years I’ve spent in complete awe and jealousy of Steve Powers final built up and I thought, this time, I’m going to do it. I’m...

The Rally to Restore the Magic Marker

Was it the rally against insanity? The rally to restore fear? The march to keep fear alive? No one was quite sure, but 215,000 people showed up on Saturday—and had a really good time. It was part concert, part giant Halloween party on the National Mall, and part protest. There were lots of witches,...