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Handwritten Typography

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Handwritten Typography
The First Handwritten Type
Ged Palmer
Ged Palmer is a British designer who specializes in custom lettering. A member of the International Society of Typographic Designers, his fascination with letterforms began in his early years while painting graffiti. Today he creates custom lettering and design for discerning clients, armed with an extremely sharp pencil and whatever else he can get his hands on.
The Use of Handwritten Type
There is something sweet about handwritten fonts. They add an extra sense of personality and care to a design. You feel a connection to that design, something handmade and relate-able. They can bring back experiences and memories that feel real to us.

With the advances of technology through the ages and the world changing everyday, it's nice to be reminded of home, even something as simple as a form of handwritten type.
Branding and sign painting for a public house in Oxford, UK.
A selection of sketches, some personal work, some for clients 2011- 2012
Going Gone Gorilla
2011
One of sixty gorilla sculptures created to celebrate Bristol Zoo's 175th birthday. Creative agency, 375, commissioned us to produce custom hand drawn lettering for the gorilla relating to the bushmeat trade in Africa. The life-size sculpture was then covered in a heat-sensitive black paint to make an interactive show-piece located in the heart of the city centre.
A selection of hand-lettered logotypes 2011-12
Websites
http://instagram.com/gedpalmer
http://www.gedpalmer.com/
http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/ged-palmer
Dan Cotton
He was raised in Caldwell, Idaho; a small town about 30 miles from Boise. After high school he moved to Colorado. Took lettering classes with the Colorado Calligrapher's Guild. He went to college at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design. He is now a calligrapher, hand lettering artist, and graphic designer. His custom lettering designs are used for branding, advertising, logos, packaging, taglines, signage, and more.
Hand Lettering Design for Logo

Design Studio: Extra Strength Marketing Communications, Denver CO
Client: Wildlife Council, of Colorado
Art Director: Steve Koloskus, owner
Job Description: The Wildlife Council (formally: Wildlife Management Public Education Advisory Council – whew) needs a new logo design as part of their comprehensive media program. The hand lettering in the logo must be a quick read, personable, and have a frontier woodsman feel.
Sketch Book 2012
Hand-Lettered Logotypes 2012
The Rickety Press 2012

Hand Lettered Package Label
Client: Self Promotion
Art Director: Dan Cotton
Job Description: Sweet, delicious hand lettering.
Hand Lettering for Food Packaging
Client: Self Promotion
Art Director: Dan Cotton
Job Description: This hand lettered brush script is a natural for food packaging; friendly and comforting.
Hand Lettering Design
Job Description: Hand drawn lettering for restaurant logo. Made for spec, was not used.
Hand Lettered Logo
Ad Agency: Genesis, Inc, Denver CO
Client :Frontier Airlines
Art Director: Brad Clemmons
Job Description: Frontier Airlines is starting up again after a long hiatus. They want to bring back their old reputation as a friendly, personable and caring company. The new hand lettered, custom typography logo needs to reflect all this as well as being unique, bold and progressive. Must be very legible.
Ad Agency: CheckMark Communications, div of Nestle Purina, St Louis MO
Client: Purina Event Center
Art Director: Bob Chester
Job Description: The new Purina Event Center in St Louis is almost done, signage remains. The client would like the center’s logo to be unique, elegant; yet fun. Typographic scripts were too formal or too recognizable. Going with a hand lettered brush script solved that.
Hand Lettering for Signage
Ad Agency: Barnhartusa, Denver

CO Client: Antoine du Chez Salons
Art Director: Monte Mead
Job Description: Antoine du Chez, a high class spa/salon wants a new logo to bring it up to date. The new hand lettered logo needs to be earthy and sophisticated; a Colorado feel with New York taste. The custom typography was made with a pointed brush, scanned, and cleaned-up in Illustrator.
Agency: AMVBBDO Ltd, London
Client: Mars Galaxy Chocolate
Art Direction: Andy Booth, Leigh Gilbert
Job Description:Galaxy Chocolate is reintroducing its classic "Why have cotton when you can have silk?" strapline to future marketing activity. Brand owner Mars last used the strapline in its advertising in 2000. The hand writing is elegant and effortless; as if made by a classic female movie star of the 1950's.
Hand Writing Style Strapline
Nate Williams
He is an illustrator & designer with a love for art, ideas & technology
Clients
Scholastic, Microsoft,Wired Magazine, New York Times, Coca Cola, Washington Post, The North Face, Urban Outfitters, United Airlines, Pearl Jam, Cartoon Network, Oreo, Taco Bell, Harper Collins, Converse Shoes and more...

Website
http://www.dancotton.com/index.html
Website
http://www.n8w.com/gallery/tags/lettering
Justine Ma
She is a designer and calligrapher based in Edmonton, Alberta where I like to stay warm in my cozy office. I’m often found with a sketchbook in hand and my true loves are patterns, letters, and popcorn. I’ve been in the design industry for over seven years and have gained experience in both small firms and large agencies. I would love to help you with everything from branding to website design to love letters and calligraphy.
Website
http://www.justinema.ca/
Drew Melton
Drew is an illustrator & designer. Inspired by the works of Jessica Hische and Jon Contino in lettering and typography. He now works with Trinchero Estates, Mercedes Motoring, Anchor Paper Co., promotional posters for the Calgary Stampede, Megabolt, Sevenly, and many more.
Sevenly
Website
http://yourjustlucky.com/
Posters to promote the
Calgary Stampede.
Trinchero Estates
Mercedes Motoring 
Anchor Paper Co.
Ladyfingers Letterpress
Hand-drawn Custom Invites and Stationery
Artists: Morgan Calderini and Arley-Rose Torsone
They designed their own wedding invitations – an oversize hand-lettered poster printed in neon inks and bursting with love – became an online sensation and launched their career as practitioners of the unique, wild and lovely.

Jeff Rogers
Jeff Rogers is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator specializing in custom lettering of all shapes and sizes. Stocking his Brooklyn studio with paint brushes, pens, markers, and a couple of humongous computers, he creates unique and joyful work for a wide range of smart clients.
Clients: McDonalds, Blue Q Shopper Bag, ACU Today, Work/Life 3- An Illustrated Life, Joe's Crab Shack, Because You Can, ABI-HAUS, and more.

Joe's Crab Shack
Work/Life: An Illustrated Life
McDonalds Spicy Chicken McBites Campaign
ACU Today
Website
http://www.howdyjeff.com/
Holly Dickens
Coca-Cola, Kraft, Nabisco, Guinness, Barron's, P&G, Hallmark, Universal Pictures, Visa and McDonalds are just a few of the major corporations that have benefited from the keen eye, skilled hands and lettering design talent of Holly Dickens. She represents their product with a unique voice and personality. Her lettering has also helped many small start-up companies compete more effectively in the marketplace.
http://www.hollydickens.com/index.html
Brandon Rike
I’m trying to keep it simple, and not to overcomplicate things. I design shirt graphics for bands – mostly. I also do logos from time to time. Once in a great while, I will do a poster, maybe even some low-key album art. I try to stick to what I’m good at. I make letters look good. That’s my passion – tweaking letters around, getting them just right, and being able to come back to it, some time later, and still be pretty tickled with the work.
Clients: Just a few out of his huge client list of 229.
Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, All American Rejects, Beastie Boys, Billy Idol, Billy , Joel, Lil Wayne, Ozzy, etc.

http://brandonrike.com/
Simon Alander
http://coffeemademedoit.com/work/
Swedish Designer, 25 years old, living in the beautiful city of Stockholm.
Sergey Shapiro
A graphic designer based in Moscow, Russia. His focus is upon lettering and calligraphy with applying writing skills in a variety of graphic design fields. These include logo design, identity, t-shirt design and many more.
http://www.sergeyshapiro.com/
Sean McCabe
Sean McCabe (aka Sean Wes) is an extraordinary type designer, living in San Antonio, Tx. He designs amazing logos, brilliant typography layouts, and has some stunning products in his store.
https://seanwes.com
Hoffmann
At Hoffmann Angelic Design we are lettering designers who provide professional, custom hand lettering and type design for: packaging and product logos; corporate branding and real estate development logos; book cover art for titles, author type and jacket covers; for all print advertising and for the web as well... basically, whenever a voice speaks in advertising type - and isn't that every time the written word is read - in your headline, in your logo, on your book jacket, on your billboard - custom designed lettering will speak for you
http://www.hoffmann-angelic.com/index.html
Other Websites
http://premiumcoding.com/beautiful-free-handwritten-typography/
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/07/beautiful-handwriting-lettering-and-calligraphy/

Experimental Type:
http://accidental-typographer.tumblr.com/
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