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20 Calligraphers & Hand-Letterers you should Follow on Instagram

20 Calligraphers & Hand-Letterers you should Follow on Instagram

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. On the other hand, learn about their process so you can replicate and find your own style after multiple attempts. Hope you will enjoy this list and always make more! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A photo posted by Radim Malinic / Brand Nu (@brand_nu__) on Apr 27, 2016 at 4:18am PDT A photo posted by Tanamachi Studio (@dana_tanamachi) on Oct 12, 2015 at 6:02am PDT A photo posted by Lauren Hom (@homsweethom) on May 5, 2016 at 2:28pm PDT A video posted by Ben Johnston (@benjohnston25) on May 5, 2016 at 12:01pm PDT A photo posted by Joshua Phillips (@joshuaphillips_) on May 13, 2016 at 4:04pm PDT A photo posted by Gemma O'Brien (@mrseaves101) on May 4, 2016 at 1:29am PDT A photo posted by Noel Shiveley (@noeltheartist) on Apr 2, 2016 at 4:04pm PDT A photo posted by Alán Guzmán (@zhompi) on Apr 12, 2016 at 10:47pm PDT A photo posted by Tim Bontan ✏️ (@bijdevleet) on Apr 14, 2016 at 1:11pm PDT A photo posted by David Milan (@mdemilan) on May 16, 2016 at 2:53am PDT A photo posted by Martin Schmetzer (@schmetzer) on Sep 17, 2015 at 6:00am PDT A photo posted by Drew Melton (@iamjustlucky) on May 2, 2016 at 5:29pm PDT A photo posted by It's a living (@itsaliving) on May 4, 2016 at 12:11am PDT A photo posted by Scott Biersack (@youbringfire) on Mar 10, 2016 at 7:17am PST A photo posted by Seb Lester (@seblester) on Apr 29, 2016 at 7:21am PDT A photo posted by Tristan Kromopawiro (@phonoric) on May 11, 2016 at 1:41pm PDT A photo posted by lucasyoung (@lucasyoung) on Apr 21, 2016 at 8:18pm PDT A photo posted by ...:: ahda ::... (@misterdoodle) on Apr 14, 2016 at 9:32am PDT A photo posted by Carlos Lujan (@lujancarloz) on May 12, 2016 at 9:03pm PDT A photo posted by Luke Lucas (@luke_lucas) on Apr 28, 2016 at 8:07pm PDT

The Lettering Work of Ricardo Gonzalez

The Lettering Work of Ricardo Gonzalez

It's not the first time we showcase the work Ricardo Gonzalez aka "It's a Living" here on Abduzeedo. His typographic work is easily unique of its kind and something quite inspiring that we truly enjoyed to feature. Check out some of his latest work and we would recommend you to to check out his site and follow him on his Instagram --> Itsaliving. Enjoy! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Ricardo Gonzalez Ricardo is a graphic designer currently based in Brooklyn, NY that specializes in typography, calligraphy and illustration. Ricardo has worked with brands like: Mercedes-Benz, Nike, Microsoft and more. For more information: http://www.itsaliving.nyc

Modern Calligraphy by Pokras Lampas

Modern Calligraphy by Pokras Lampas

Pokras is an street artist from Russia who creates some big scale calligraphic compositions within an urban environment and interior, and he's always trying to experiment with forms and volumes of the typography. For more from Pokras Lampas visit behance.net/pokras.

SOL Beer – Chalk and Sign Painting

SOL Beer – Chalk and Sign Painting

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. One with chalk lettering and the other with sign painting, which was a great challenge because I didn't have sign painting experience. I sent the original pieces to the agency and their team added the beer bottle and finished the ad pieces and the great TV AD. Check out the project. Making of Sol beer – Sign painting and chalk lettering from jackson alves on Vimeo. Final result Sol's official AD for TV Jackson Alves is a letterer, calligrapher and teacher, based in Curitiba, south of Brazil. For more information visit http://www.jacksonalves.com/

Just For Fun Calligraphy by Joan Quirós

Just For Fun Calligraphy by Joan Quirós

Following our post yesterday about ligatures, today we're excited to share yet another article about typography. This time we feature an incredible personal project on calligraphy by Joan Quirós, a graphic designer born in Valencia, Spain and currently working in London. A selection of my personal work done just for practicing and just for having fun. Most of them uploaded on my Instagram account. - Joan Quiros Videos Copperplate H - Joan Quirós Calligraphy from Joan Quirós on Vimeo. Fraktur W - Joan Quirós Calligraphy from Joan Quirós on Vimeo. For more information about Joan, check out his website at http://www.joanquiros.com/

Criatipos Jingle Bells

Criatipos Jingle Bells

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! Via Behance

Calligraphy Every Day by Jackson Alves

Calligraphy Every Day by Jackson Alves

The only way to learn anything is by practicing. The more you practice and exercise, more you become aware of the subtleties of what you are working on. That is very clear in design and more specifically, calligraphy. Jackson Alves has been doing that everyday. To improve my letters, I try to practice every single day on several surfaces with different pens. Bellow there is some calligraphy of my daily practice – ink on paper, ink on glass, chalk on wall – who I call “#Daily Calligraphy”. I hope you enjoy it. Videos Stills

Beautiful Calligraphy by Wanda Pot

Beautiful Calligraphy by Wanda Pot

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. Wanda is a designer based in Bogota, Colombia, specialized in Art Direction, Branding, Design. For more information visit http://www.behance.net/wandapot

The Sketchbook of Logos

The Sketchbook of Logos

Jackson Alves is a type designer from Curitiba, Brazil. He is specialized in calligraphy and lettering with an amazing set if skills. He is sharing with us his sketchbook of logos that go from the first sketches to the final result, very cool to see these amazing logos go from sketch to final illustration piece. Enjoy! For more from Jackson Alves visit behance.net/jack and follow him on twitter @jackdzn. This is my collection of logos (I could say also “collection of calligraphy logos”) that I made before 2013. I wanted do something more than a collect of logos, so I decided to put the sketches of the logos too, this way I can show a little bit of the creative process and show how much changes a logo since its first idea. I have a sketchbook where I scribble almost all of the logos I create, and was based on it I create this project. UniCuritiba Nuts Magazine First 10 Buhari & Co Personal Logo Custom Types Workshop Kelly Brook (Nuts Magazine)

Beautiful Hand-Lettering by Plurabelle Calligraphy

Calligraphy is one of those things that I've always wanted to be really good at, and to this day I still have those 'Calligraphy for kids' books and kits that my parents got for me back in the day. Unfortunately I never did get very good at it, but here's someone that did. Molly is the Los Angeles-based calligrapher behind Plurabelle, where she specializes in envelope addressing, wedding invitations, greeting cards, personal stationary and even rubber stamps for return addresses (which, if I stayed in one place long enough to maintain a permanent address, I would totally buy!). Molly claims to draw inspiration in everything from illuminated manuscripts and vintage advertisements to graffiti and hand-lettered antique signage. Head on over to her site for more and let me know what you think via twitter!

Inspiration: Calligraphy

Calligraphy is the art of writing and the best thing is that you just need two things to start learning and improving your skills: a pen and a paper. Here are some examples what you can do with it. All pictures from Deviantart.com