In today’s episode we are speaking with Chance Dufty, Christine Herrin and Jasmine Jones about hand lettering. They are 3 incredibly talented artists and we chose them to be in this episode together because they are all at very different stages of their lettering journey’s and they use their skills differently. In this episode they share their story of how they got started (and who learned from whom within this group!), they share their favorite lettering supplies, best tips and resources and more.
Episode Takeaways and Artist Actions
- How Chance, Christine, and Jasmine got started in lettering and insight into their creative journey
- How lettering has impacted their documenting
- Their definitions of lettering
- Handwriting vs. hand lettering
- Going from sucky / average handwriting to works of art
- Committing to 30 days of hand lettering
- Studying other people’s work that you admire to help you understand what good lettering is and what you’re hoping to achieve
- The differences between lettering for yourself and lettering for a client
- Christine’s analog to digital lettering process
- Christine’s iPad Pro lettering process
- Chance’s favourite non-digital tools
- Artist’s Action: Learn the basics and then make it your own
- Artist’s Action: Do a little something every day, but don’t beat yourself up
- Artist’s Action:Practise in order to develop your own style
- Artist’s Action: Play around to figure out what you like
- Tips for noobs:
- try different styles and different ways of doing hand lettering to see what feels more natural
- take a hand lettering class (like Jasmine’s)
- or teach yourself
- look at what styles you like and try them out
- copy letters from different styles
- try a 30 (or ten) day lettering project
- emulate what you see
Handwriting vs. Lettering
Resources and Tools
Please note that some of these are affiliate links. As always, we’d never recommend anything we (or the artists) don’t truly love.
- Jessica Hische
- Mary Kate McDevitt
- Christine’s shop
- Adobe Creative Residency
- Jasmine’s Pumpkin Tea Towel in Anthropologie’s fall line
- Love Your Lettering class by Jasmine at BPC
Twenty two year old letter lover, memory maker and aspiring girl boss. Spending her days getting inky and scrolling through Instagram far too often.
Christine is a designer and handletterer from Manila, currently living in San Francisco. She is constantly finding opportunities to explore, document and create, and is currently working on dream projects as an Adobe Creative Resident this year.
Jasmine Jones is a graphic designer, illustrator and hand lettering artist living in Kentucky, USA. She uses her art to serve the world with encouraging messages of hope. You can often find her tending to her flower garden, drawing in her sketchbook or browsing antique shops.
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