lettering18 May 2015

New script font: in progress

I have always had a special relationship with hand lettering and how it relates to typography. Ever since my first graphic arts job in college, when I handled the paint and brush for the first time touching up signs in an old school hardware store, I have loved the craft and the human touch it brings to visual communications. In the Pacific Northwest, I saw numerous examples of revival styles used by veteran sign writers, with their endless variations

Daily Letters: Dürer Latin and Goines Roman

The Zachary Creative logotype is an original lettering design derived from these classic capitals. The principals for their construction was devised by the famous Northern Renaissance polymath Albrecht Dürer. They are deceptively complex, yet elegant and subtle models of the sturdy foundation of western typography. Here are some more of the good products derived from this work: Of the Just Shaping of Letters by Albrecht Dürer, translated by R. T. Nichol from the Latin Text