Atlanta  - student project

Hi, everyone!

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:

Atlanta  - image 1 - student project

Once I got into a rhythm, I tried to expand on these ideas even more:

Atlanta  - image 2 - student project

My chosen sketch:

Atlanta  - image 3 - student project

Font Manipulation BEFORE & AFTER:

Atlanta  - image 4 - student project

Next step, is to refine with Ray's curved line method. I will update soon. Thanks!

UPDATE: 1/27

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...

Atlanta  - image 5 - student project

UPDATE: 2/7 Refining

Soften the edges - Before

Atlanta  - image 6 - student project


Atlanta  - image 7 - student project

I wanted to keep going with this layout, but the letterforms need additional tweaking.

Vectored in Ai & Refined in Ps:

Atlanta  - image 8 - student project

Here's a little something just for fun:

Atlanta  - image 9 - student project

This project has come a long way!

Thanks, Ray!

Alexandria Adams
lettering & design