Here's my hand lettered project, separated into each step!
I found my quote on Pinterest - a search tool that I find myself using more than Google Images! My quote is "Creativity is intelligence having fun" by Albert Einstein. Love everything about that quote.
I pulled inspiration from sans serif styles of Lissitzky and my own go-to hand lettering style. I wanted graphical inspiration that portrayed a sense of fun and liveliness, with strong geometric shapes to hint at mathematics.
In terms of color, I found this photo on Unsplash.com and I love the complementary colors.
Here's my inventory of all of the letters I need for my quote. Do you see anywhere where I could've saved a step with sketching? I do!
My lettering pieces, sketched out and inked on plain paper (the dot grid paper did NOT scan well, FYI):
Lettering pieces, digitized:
Full letter inventory:
Quote laid out in black and white:
First iteration with color, but ultimately I went with the orange background…
And then added some Lissitzky inspiration in here, using the strong diagonals and geometric shapes. I made sure to keep these design details subtle so the main focus would still be on the quote.