My name is Alex. I decided to try out Interlock lettering on my city's name - Atlanta.
As Ray recommended, I started my project out by sketching various ways I could have the letterforms interact with one another:
Once I got into a rhythm, I tried to expand on these ideas even more:
My chosen sketch:
Font Manipulation BEFORE & AFTER:
Next step, is to refine with Ray's curved line method. I will update soon. Thanks!
After hearing feedback from Ray, I decide to work more on honing the layout closer to the original sketch and having more interaction.
Here is what I was able to come up with. I'm going to keep playing around more with some ideas...
UPDATE: 2/7 Refining
Soften the edges - Before
I wanted to keep going with this layout, but the letterforms need additional tweaking.
Vectored in Ai & Refined in Ps:
Here's a little something just for fun:
This project has come a long way!