Lettering process and final project

Lettering process and final project - student project

Lettering process and final project - image 1 - student project

Homework and practice assignments. I really enjoyed the illustrative letters! I struggled quite a bit with letters that have curves, especially the ones that have more than one curve or transitions from straight sections to curved sections. Because of that I decided to letter my friend's name instead of my own.

Lettering process and final project - image 2 - student projectPhase 1 and 2. I wanted to do a serif style because I think it's a neat style that I'd like more practice with.

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Phase 3. My serifs are quite a bit inconsistent in curvature, unfortunately I struggled with just the right way to hold my ipad and hand so that I'd get the same arcs each time.

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Because the word is so short there didn't seem to be a good opportunity for ligatures. Between the I and M makes it hard for the eye to read the letters (it looks like another letter entirely, like a capital Greek Pi mixed with M). Putting a ligature between the bottoms of the K and I don't look quite as hard to read but I felt like it just looked like a spacing mistake rather than something intentional and appealing.

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Next I tried larger flourishes coming out of the K. I liked the one that crossed with the M more than the one that remained entirely beneath because it felt better balanced

Lettering process and final project - image 6 - student projectI also tried some very small flourishes coming from the outsides of the K and M. I liked the one on the K but never quite got the M looking how I was happy with.

In the end I decided against ligatures and flourishes since I was happy with my serif letterforms I focused on enhancing that with dropshadow and inline details

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Thank you for a great class! I learned a lot and I'm excited to take more that you offer in the future.