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Today I saw that “The Misfits” were playing in Boston on Halloween. It reminded me how much the current band playing as the “The Misfits,” are NOT The Misfits, and how much I dislike Jerry Only. Remember when Jerry Only started a Christian rock band because the Misfits were too evil?
I recently did a hand-lettering workshop for AIGA Boston with some amazing people including, Lara McCormick, Annica Lydenberg, Carlos Pagan, and Ryan O’Rourke. During my presentation / demo, I showed these images and discussed my process for turning a quote or phrase into an illustration. Each image has some little notes diagraming my thought process and illustration process as I go. I thought I’d share it here, since people often ask about this stuff.
This is the phrase I’ve decided to draw.
Next I quickly and simply, write it out to check for spacing / word length / etc.
Sometimes I’ll write it in cursive to see how the letterforms look together.
Next, I’ll look at individual letters and letter combinations and see if I can spice things up.
Maybe I’ll get a little crazy and try some non-traditional ligatures or play with scale, caps, lowercase, angles…
Once I am in a place that is starting to feel right I’ll start to tighten things up and finalize.
Here’s my finished pen and ink drawing.
Here it is as a finished illustration. I added color in Photoshop.
During the workshop, Annica, Carlos, and myself did some lettering together on the chalkboard: Check it out on Instagram.
I almost forgot to mention that I will be a part of The Resurgence of Hand Lettering: Panel Discussion in Boston this Thursday. The panel will be led by Lara McCormick, whose book Playing with Type: 50 graphic experiments for exploring typographic design principles, is shown above. The pages shown are my contribution to the book! We’ll also be doing workshops on Friday. Head over to the AIGA site for more info.