I'm slightly obsessed with hand lettering. I simply love when I stumble upon any branding, print, signage, mural, etc. showcasing a beautiful lettering work. The talent involved in creating beautiful things using only your free hand, creativity and skills never ceases to impress me. From packages on a supermarket shelf to restaurant chalkboard menus or street signs, I'm always delighted to see a good old hand-drawn piece. And this is why I'm always looking for artworks with that particular style. While browsing the hashtag hand lettering on Instagram I stumbled upon Emilee Rudd, a designer from Sacramento, CA. And so happy to have found this amazing talent. Her work simply stood out and caught my attention right away. Her style, the colors she uses, the lightness of her work are simply stunning. Upon browsing her Instagram you’ll find hand lettering for all sorts of things. And all of them are stunning. From menus to magazines covers, from coffee cups to quotes, Emilee showcases pieces that will certainly get you hooked into lettering too.
Since my own handwriting isn't so great I feel like lettering is a little bit intimidating. The process of drawing letters and transforming words and sentences into beautiful artworks is fascinating. So I actually love to see artists creating these beautiful free handpieces. With that in mind, I’m delighted to share the videos Emilee has of her creative process. She makes the hand lettering creation process seem so effortless. Take a look at her artworks and videos we have here today. We have videos from her sketchbook and from a project she did for a client. Maybe after seeing her work, you'll be inspired to give hand lettering another chance. Enjoy!
About: Emilee Rudd is an award-winning multidisciplinary creative who believes that inspiration lies on the confluence of art and design. She utilizes a professional background of various mediums and techniques to develop a unique creative solution to every client's needs. With a passion for historical reference and experimental methodology, she enjoys a wide range of creative challenges to tackle. She loves nothing more than to work with a client to achieve a personalized and impactful solution to their brand or project's needs.