Bearface - Lettering

Bearface - Lettering - student project

My freelnce design work is done under the name Bearface Design. For now my idea for the project is to custom letter the name, to make my personal promotional material more personal and unique.

Aaron Draplin is a huge influence of mine overall, with his attention to thick, bold lines, and workingman style stuff.

As far as lettering goes, I'm really into Dan Cassaro, Mary Kate McDevitt, Steven ESPO Powers, Colt Bowden, and the comic book artist Seth.

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My favourite piece of lettering recently - Dan Cassaro for Herb Lester Associates.

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Colt Bowden egyptian alphabet.

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Cassaro for Help Ink

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Mary Kate McDevitt for Hand Eye Supply - LOVE this.

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SKETCHING ---

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A rough start. I'm usually 99% digital with my design work. I might do a very rough sketch before starting. Which is actually why I'm taking this class. Getting happier with the bottom right B. Kind of wish I had a parralel pen to try. Looks like it might be helpful with the stroke I think I want. 

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First rough pass at vectoring.