It was not until last year that I learned about hand typography. While I had seen it previous to Cedarville, I did not realize the work that went into it nor did I appreciate the beauty of it. However, since learning more about it, I have fallen in love.
You may recall my earlier post about the typeface project I did in my typography class this past semester. It was my first taste of doing hand typography and led to me falling even more in love with it.
I have been experimenting in my free time with hand letters. Sometimes based off of a font; sometimes free designs. Most are just doodles–church, I have discovered, is a great time for them–but I am learning a lot from the process. Already, I can tell my kerning, whether digitally rendered or by hand, has improved.
Due to school, I have not had time to research about techniques and such. At this point, I am just investigating by doing in my free time with almost no idea of what I am doing. If you know if any books or websites you think would be helpful, please, let me know. I would really appreciate it!