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The evolution of a lettering style
My friend Kris Black posted the video below from Vox on Comic Book lettering. I love lettering and comic books so this was right up my alley. It’s a really smart piece that clearly explains the difference between lettering and fonts, shows how lettering design is connected to production limitations and best of all, doesn’t mention Comic Sans a single time. If you are interested in lettering and/or comics, check out this video:
Bob Wertz writes about design, technology and pop culture at Sketchbook B. Bob is a Columbia, South Carolina-based designer, creative director, college instructor, husband and dad. He’s particularly obsessed with typography, the creative process and the tools we use to create. In his spare time, he tries to explain the difference between type and lettering. Follow Bob on Twitter and Instagram.
Invest in tomorrow.
Seth Godin’s short post this morning was exactly what I needed – a reminder that everything is a process and that projects take time. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you aren’t seeing results yet.
If I write any more, it will be longer than his post… so just go read it.
Bob Wertz writes about design, technology and pop culture at Sketchbook B. Bob is a Columbia, South Carolina-based designer, creative director, college instructor, husband and dad. He’s particularly obsessed with typography, the creative process and the tools we use to create. In his spare time, he works on way too many side projects. Follow Bob on Twitter and Instagram.
I’m always a fan of Typographica’s Year in Review. Each year, they assemble a panel of experts who select amazing type that debuted in the previous year. And while I’ve seen many of the designs throughout the year, I always find more than a few typefaces that I missed.
The 2015 edition continues the tradition of excellence and offers up a wide variety of designs. Stuff you don’t see highlighted elsewhere. Each selection has an accompanying essay to give context to why the piece was included.
Among my favorites:
- Tripper. I love a stencil font and this gem from Underware is awesome. I especially love the T and the W.
- Hobeaux. A reimagined “Hobo!” I have no where to use this, but I love that it exists.
- Garibaldi. Classy and elegant. A nice, large typeface family. It’s got a nice energy and I bet it looks sharp in long documents.
- BC Mikser. What a odd monospace design and yet… I really like it. Five weights and italics. Quirky in a good way.
If you love type, do yourself a favor and take a look at the entire selection.