Sep 20, 2012
The best way to become really good at something is by practicing, everybody knows that but we tend to forget that, or most of the times we postpone because of all sorts of reasons. Then suddenly we see guys like Leandro Senna with his really cool personal project called Bob Dylan´s HAND LETTERING EXPERIENCE. That certainly gives us motivation to practice and explore more, in other words, to have fun at what we do.
Bob Dylan´s HAND LETTERING EXPERIENCE by Leandro Senna
I´ve been thinking for a lot of time on doing a personal project where I could get out of the computer for a little bit, and have pleasure doing something handmade. Getting back to the basics.
Inspired by Bob Dylan´s Subterranean Homesick Blues video, where he flips cards with the lyrics as the song plays, I decided to recreate those cards with handmade type. I ended up doing all the lyrics, and not just some of the words, as Dylan did.
There are 66 cards done in one month during my spare time using only pencil, black tint pens and brushes. The challenge was not to use the computer, no retouching was allowed. Getting a letter wrong meant starting the page over.
I had a lot of fun doing this project, researching, practicing and getting deeper on typography.
There are some intentional misspellings and puns on the original song video, so I tried to keep that in a certain way.
For more information and to see all 66 cards visit http://www.leandrosenna.com/72810/766869/work/bob-dylans-hand-lettering…