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learning hand lettering (part 1)

Humanist style serifs, hand-lettered. One of the first things I went to the moment I got some good brush markers was lettering. I’m not sure why it attracts me at this point, besides the attraction to typography in general. Grids are amazingly helpful, but right now even with them I’m sucking at creating elegant curves in some letters. C, I’m looking at you.

Learn to make

"Learning how to make things turns you from a spectator into a participant, from someone at the mercy of the system to someone who is helping to run the system. Learning how to make gives you the guts to make more, to fail more often, to get better at making." - Seth Godin, The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?