There was a time, not too long ago where I was focusing my free time on my hand-lettering skills. As easy as it seems, it was a hard challenge. I should get my hands back at this medium but right now I am focusing my time on photography. But if you are into lettering or a beginner, and you are looking for artists to follow on Instagram. It's a great to one, get inspired.
Criatipos Jingle Bells
I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.
Wikipedia defines Calligraphy as a type of visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument or brush in one stroke (as opposed to built up lettering, in which the letters are drawn.). A more contemporary definition of calligraphic practice is "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skillful manner". That's what the work of Wanda Pot exemplifies at it's best. When I saw these calligraphy examples that Wanda created I had to write a post to bookmark them and share with you guys.
I love letterings, it brings back great memories from my childhood going to the farmers market on Sundays with my parents not to mention every neighborhood grocery had tons of lettering for prices, promotions and advertisings. It's amazing to see that this craft is getting stronger again and seeing the work that Jackson Alves put together for poster for the Mexican beer Sol is true proof of that. The Advertising Agency Talent from São Paulo (Brazil) hired me to create two handmade posters for the Mexican beer SOL.
Criatipos' girls did some serious juggling to fill this space of 90 square feet! The project was a temporary store of good deeds by a local mall. Here are the process and the outcome of that challenge, take a look!