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Just wondering if there were any fellow sign writers on the forum? I've always been into type and typography, but only really got into hand lettering little under a year ago and I'm absolutely loving creating stuff with my hands (and also with an iPad Pro). I've decided to spin up a sign writing company as a side job because it's just so damned fun as well as two other Instagram personas – one which has documented my progress since Feb last year and another for any digital calligraphy I create on my iPad.

 

Is anyone else interested in this at all? Anyone who'd like to learn about it for fun or to help with their current career? If anyone's interested, I'd be happy to talk about it and give help pointers.

 

 

 

Sign Painters The Movie

Sign Painters the Book

 

 

Workshops and events at Betterletters.co – global events, I'd recommend anything with Mike Meyer and tire's a course in Bristol with the amazing Dapper Signs

Letterheads meet and courses w/ Joby Carter Nov 2017, nr. Maidenhead - I did this in November last year and it is an excellent course!

Letterheads 2017, Oslo, Norway

 

 

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Good luck with the company! I'm no good at it myself, but I have a few books that collect or feature commercial hand-lettering (largely from the mid C20th) and I always find them fascinating and inspiring examples of creativity and expression. Can you post up some examples of your own work?

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Cheers guys. I'll post in more here as soon as I get the chance to scale the images down. Infrequently posting on Instagram as www.instagram.com/lithiumsignco until I get things up and running properly.

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Great! I like the lighthouse one best, for some reason (possibly on account of the phrase itself). My old boss had a canal boat, and I was always fascinated by the variety of lettering you find in boat names. If you're anywhere near a marina or boatyard I bet there'll be business to be had, assuming it's not already locked down by the boat lettering mafia.

 

You might like Todd Klein's blog, if you're not already aware of it - he's one of the classic living comic book letterers, but also does a lot of logo design and discusses all kinds of creative and technical aspects of the craft. The lettering and logo studies tags are probably the sections of interest.

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@Rowan Morrison That link is great, cheers! :D I've been practising Casual style (like in the Lighthouse example) all February – it's one of my favourite lettering styles. Plenty more stuff over on my personal Instagram if you're interested.

 

I also posted this in the Zelda: Breath of the Wild thread. A friend at work asked me to write it on his wall in the office (we have wipeable walls) and it is around a foot high, excluding the triforce.

 

 

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Got to work on these boards with Instagram.com/joanofart_london at the Druid's Head in Kingston on Saturday. I'm still learning the ropes, but I did all the body text and the stippling on POP / FIZZ. We also did the main window. If you're in the area, take a look :) 

 

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