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30 great hand draw graphics

I love browsing for hand letting artworks, not only are they a great source of design inspiration, they often promote inspirational sayings or lyrics which can lift your mood on a bad day. This post showcases 30 fantastic hand drawn lettering illustrations, each one boasting the quaint irregularities, textures and character of hand crafted type.

STEEP CLIFFS BY KARI SHEA

Steep Cliffs by Kari Shea

LEAVING BY JAY ROEDER

Leaving by Jay Roeder

PERSONAL TYPOGRAPHY BY ROBERT TENORIO

Personal Typography by Robert Tenorio

ABSOLUT 90S BY ONETWENTYTHREE

Absolut 90s by onetwentythree

HURRICANE SANDY DONATION PRINT BY THIS PAPER SHIP

Hurricane Sandy Donation Print by This Paper Ship

APPAREL LETTERING BY KENDRICK KIDD

Apparel Lettering by Kendrick Kidd

RIGHT WAY SIGNS BY KENDRICK KIDD

Right Way Signs by Kendrick Kidd

99 DONUTS BY JAY ROEDER

99 Donuts by Jay Roeder

BAD DAY BY SKNK DSGN

Bad Day by SkNK DSGN

HAZLO TU MISMA BY JULIAN CARDOZO

Hazlo Tu Misma by Julian Cardozo

CUT THE LIGHTS BY JAY ROEDER

Cut The Lights by Jay Roeder

HAND DRAWN TYPE BY CHRISTINA TSEVIS

Hand Drawn Type Poster by Christina Tsevis

REINDEER GAMES BY LINZIE HUNTER

Reindeer Games by Linzie Hunter

A REAL MOTHER BY CUP KAYKE

A Real Mother by Cup Kayke

HEBREWS 6:19 BY SHANNON SUTTON

Hebrews 6:19 by Shannon Sutton

STAY UP LATE BY JAY ROEDER

Stay Up Late by Jay Roeder

THE GREATEST PLEASURE BY JAY ROEDER

The Greatest Pleasure by Jay Roeder

IDEAS BY SEANWES

Ideas by seanwes

CMYK MAGAZINE BY MARY KATE MCDEVITT

CMYK Magazine by Mary Kate McDevitt

THE DUCK COURSE BY MARY KATE MCDEVITT

The Duck Course by Mary Kate McDevitt

HAND-EYE SUPPLY BY MARY KATE MCDEVITT

Hand-Eye Supple Bandana by Mary Kate McDevitt

HELP INK BY MARY KATE MCDEVITT

Help Ink by Mary Kate McDevitt

JUNE POSTER BY OLGA VASIK

June Poster by Olga Vasik

JUST MY TYPE BY STEVE SIMPSON

Just my Type by Steve Simpson

A SWEET TALK POSTER BY STEVE SIMPSON

A Sweet Talk Poster by Steve Simpson

WHEN I DIE BY STEVE SIMPSON

When I Die by Steve Simpson

DAILY DISHONESTY BY LAUREN HOM

Daily Dishonesty by Lauren Hom

HAND LETTERING BOARDS BY BMD DESIGN

Hand Lettering Boards by BMD Design

RED PLANET 2:1 BY BMD DESIGN

Red Planet 2:1 by BMD Design

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A New age of graphic ID – dragging over the whisper

On the back of painting reams of letters over the past 3 years something new has to happen. It does.

 

 

It is not enough to simply claim to go further and add this and that as a jump up on the next competitor. That is not innovation – it is simply a jostling for a slither of note over the nearest competitor.

It is not about emulating what has gone by with new fad ridiculous over ornamentation.

For some it works.

For most it is an unoriginal pathway.

Originate please!

 

 

 

 

Innovation is at large in the few.

Truly emerging innovation is a felt glimmer being dragged across the horizon…

 

 

So what is the next true wave of inspiration likely to look like?

It has to first allow itself the divine right to exist as something entirely new.

This could be new by approach, feel, sensibility.

 

 

My own sense is that this is entirely linked to ones ability to find a sensuous magic in whatever is on the table for product development or ID.

The new approach owes much to empathy and pure product design.  It is mechanical yet open to any conceivable concept that exists.

 

It is not retro

 

 

I believe in …….

 

yes is the answer to everything in the universe.

 

It is like an alien sentient being or a slice of bread.

 

 

 

LetterGothic-ThinA

 

 

no not this

neither these

but it lies in there

 

 

students-flood-

 

 

 

 

Beyond this age of clamoring diversification the opportunity to reap great design whist slipping in and out of view

It is subtle

sublime

false

real

 

 

 

Sewn

 

 

It has to strive to prove Zen to be nothing more than contrived shit – because it comes from the streets of London, Delhi and Venice and somewhere between. It comes from somewhere intensely real.

 

 

surf

 

 

It doesn’t quite exist yet but it’s always been there.

 

 

hendi

 

 

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