Ryan LaBouve

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Faith & Grace

"Faith & Grace"

Initial Sketch (VERY ROUGH):

Faith and Grace wrapped around a blade. This is more of a question than a story. Just an image that wound up in my head that I wanted to explore.


  • Balanced
  • Powerful

Power in this case I'll draw from strong or slabbed serifs on the type. 

  • Concise

Also, I'd like something with large letters and condensed.

Here's a few fonts I might draw inspiration from:

-Number Five http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/laura-worthington/number-five/

-Paris Serif http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/la-goupil/paris-serif/


  • Gilded Age

Same types of patterns and ornamentation as gilded age. Maybe similar to what you'd find on the back of playing cards? I have some examples of this on pintrest: http://pinterest.com/ryanlabouve/faith-grace/

  • Weathered

The weathering I'm after is like what Jon Contino has on his webpage (particularly the header): http://joncontino.com


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