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J Dots Hand Lettering Video

I recently started my own YouTube channel featuring speed art of my lettering drawings. Below is the first video I uploaded, featuring a lettering style that I’ve had a few friends ask me about. Have a lettering style you would like to see me draw? View the video on youtube and leave a comment! I’ll […]

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Year of Type: A Personal Challenge

For 2017 I have set a personal challenge: to draw one lettering project every day. These projects don’t need to be anything groundbreaking (in fact, so far they haven’t been), but they do need to focus on a few areas that I want to improve on with my hand lettering projects. Those improvements include:   […]

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11 Free Vintage Hand Lettering Books

When beginning hand lettering, one of the best ways to start is to copy. This doesn’t mean necessarily re-drawing other people’s work, but having a type style to follow and compare your own drawings to helps a lot to troubleshoot any problems that you are having with wonky letter forms. These are the books that […]

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The Must Follow List: 8 Lettering Artists on Behance

Looking for some lettering artists to follow on Behance? Well here’s a list of who I follow to help you get started. Some focus on layouts, some focus on logos, some just do whatever they feel like doing that day. All of them have a strong focus on hand lettering. Tobias Hall Tobias hall is […]

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Practice Makes Perfect: 3 Years of Hand Lettering

“A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new” – Albert Einstein I have been doing hand lettering for much longer than I’ve known that hand lettering was a thing. As a kid I was the “expert” in bubble lettering, and I used it on almost everything. As I grew older […]

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From Sketch to Product: How a Drawing Makes it to My Store

When I draw lettering something I don’t always have selling the drawing in mind. Actually, most of the time I’m just drawing something because I think it’ll look cool and then I make it into a product. This leads to me having a ridiculous amount of things for sale (you think it’s bad now, I’m […]

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