CUSTOM LETTERS – FIRST HALF 2009

by Beejay on June 14, 2009


SO MUCH GOOD STUFF SO FAR.

As we approach the halfway point of 2009, we’ve begun seeking out the best and brightest in the ol’ Custom Letters Dept. And we are asking for submissions—if you see something we’ve missed, please send us a link.

Custom Letters is an evolving category that includes calligraphy, sign painting, graffiti, stone carving, digital lettering, hand lettering, paper sculpture, and type design (we’d prefer to feature new/original type over, say, revivals).

Custom, in this instance, means built from scratch; we aren’t looking for customization—a type treatment or 3d treatment—of an existing typeface.

We’ll be adding more pieces as the year progresses, culminating with a Best of 2009 at the end of the year.

Now to the good, the great, and the notable stuff we’ve seen so far in 2009.


ARON JANCSO


LUCA IONESCU


ENKELING


NANCY HARRIS ROUEMY & PATRICK GRIFFIN


TRAVIS PITTS


RANDY JONES


CHARLES BORGES de OLIVEIRA


MICHELE ANGELO


MICHAEL TYZNIK


ADAM GARCIA


LUCA IONESCU


NATE WILLIAMS


ANDY SMITH / WILL BRYANT


ADAM GARCIA


GIAMPIERO QUAINI


RAY FRENDEN


BEEJAY


KENNETH FRASER


ANDY SMITH


JESSICA HISCHE


ALEJANDRO INLER


ANDY SMITH


JORDAN JELEV


GIULIA SANTOPADRE


B.T. LIVERMORE


JOEL BIRCH


JESSICA HISCHE


DAVID CROY


ESTHER AARTS


JOEL BIRCH


MIKE GIANT


JEDREK KOSTECKI


GREG JAMES


JESSICA HISCHE


SARAH KING


MAXWELL LORD


NATE WILLIAMS


PEDRO SCANDIANI


PAUL HOLLINSWORTH


LENNARD SCHUURMANS


RICHARD PEREZ


GEONETIX


SANTAAAH


SEB LESTER


ALEX TROCHUT


LINZIE HUNTER


ISABELL SEIFFERT


SHOE MUELMAN


JESSICA HISCHE


ALEX TROCHUT


PARRA


HANDMADE FONT


STEVEN BONNER


GEONETIX


HANDMADE FONT


OSCAR MARCHAL


GEMMA O’BRIEN


ERIC WAETZIG


JON CONTINO


BU DESIGN


GEMMA O’BRIEN


SERGEY SHAPIRO


ALBERTO SEVESO


JON CONTINO


ALEX TROCHUT


DAVID CROY


PAUL TORRES


ALEX TROCHUT


JON CONTINO


CRYSTAL KLUGE


VON GLITSCHKA


VICKY NEWMAN


DAVID CROY


CHRISTIAN SAN JOSE


ALEX BELTECHI


CHARLES BORGES de OLIVEIRA


ALEX TROCHUT


JOHN LANGDON


LUCA BARCELLONA


BEEJAY


BRADLEY FASTCODE


JOSHUA TETREAULT


ADAM DEDMAN


FIODOR SUMKIN


ANGELA DUNCAN


CHRIS PIASCIK


SIMON PAGE


WOJTEK POLAK

UPDATE: MORE WORK HERE

please send your links to: brianjar (at) earthlink.net … or UPLOAD to Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/customletters/ … thanks!

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1

David 06.17.09 at 4:59 am

Amazing list. Some really great styles, here.

2

cloudpie 06.17.09 at 5:08 am

AMAZING collection. thankyou!

3

John Moorehead 06.17.09 at 5:40 am

Great list of letterers, thanks for putting this together. I’ll be following lots of these designers from now on!

4

Anna 06.17.09 at 7:24 am

What a great gallery full of inspiration. Thanks for posting :)

5

Joe 06.17.09 at 8:47 am

Fan-freakin’-tastic!

6

Al aka El Negro Magnifico 06.17.09 at 10:43 am

This is exactly what I needed to see today. Amazing. Y’all rule for putting this together. Thank you.

7

erik 06.17.09 at 10:43 am

Great stuff! Great blog!

8

cornhustlah 06.17.09 at 4:17 pm

boo-tee-full

9

benji 06.17.09 at 4:52 pm

wowsers

10

Ricardo Cordoba 06.17.09 at 8:34 pm

Great post, beejay. I think I’m in love with Jessica Hische’s inline letterforms! I also like Paul Hollinsworth’s Slinky lettering (great idea), Alex Trochut’s Escher-like skateboard/staircase, and Oscar Marchal’s continuous paper strip title. It’s great to see all of this variety in one place. Keep up the good work!

11

nathan 06.18.09 at 10:56 am

amazing work! you should add height attributes to your image tags.

12

marcos mello 06.19.09 at 4:11 am

Amazing work!!! It´s fantastic.

13

mike 06.19.09 at 6:51 am

love the “slinky” Font-Face – Truly unique

14

kilinkis 06.19.09 at 6:53 am

i love them! thay are sweet

15

Lucas 06.19.09 at 12:07 pm

He lika da juice; I meana, da type! He lika da type!

16

Nanjundorkkiniyan 06.20.09 at 11:10 am

Incredible! I didn’t such things were possible. And it’s a great blog.

17

Quique 06.29.09 at 1:48 am

Thanks for the post!

18

Fio 06.29.09 at 8:52 am

this makes me wanna vomit a letter

19

Gary Mc Ginty 06.29.09 at 3:04 pm

Great post, serious list, great resource.

20

EEk 07.06.09 at 4:00 pm

Really good, there’re some future type legend!

21

Lawrence 07.09.09 at 1:07 am

Can you make this into a book!? I have never seen so much inspiration.

22

Seb 07.09.09 at 6:19 am

felicitations, un super moment a regarder ça…

23

Angela Duncan 07.19.09 at 8:14 pm

Hey, thanks for posting my work. Sweet! This list is awesome, and I hope you make it into a book, too. Thanks again.

24

Mlle.fraud 07.20.09 at 3:13 am

Génial tout ça !!

25

BRENB 07.22.09 at 2:56 am

Fantastic, huge fan and practitioner of custom type. Love it!

26

Shalom Ormsby 07.28.09 at 9:20 pm

Thanks for the injection of inspiration.

House 42′s “Do not try to read this text” is sick!

Love it…

27

Darren 07.30.09 at 8:25 am

Pretty much anything that Alex Trochut touches seems to come out awesome in my opinion..

Everything here is great though, I’ve been through this list a dozen times and each time find something new that I like. Keep up the ridiculously good work everyone!

28

Jay 08.11.09 at 7:29 am

Great stuff.

29

BlindAcreMedia 08.14.09 at 12:35 pm

It seems like each font has it’s own theme. Great work. Great Ideas.

-BlindAcreMedia

30

Joel Birch 08.17.09 at 8:33 pm

Thanks heaps for including me in there guys!

31

kiwi 04.16.10 at 2:13 pm

great colection and very differnts styles are shown!!

32

mirek 05.27.10 at 7:30 am

nice collection!!!

33

Kyle 06.09.10 at 9:31 pm

Did anyone else notice that the alphabet one by Pedro Scandiani was missing the letter “W”? ANYONE??? well its either the “V” or the “W” but it looks like the “W” is missing. I just thought that was interesting.

34

UtahRugbyGuy 06.14.10 at 2:37 pm

LOVE what you’re doing with hand-lettering. This is some really amazing, creative, elegant letter forms. Keep it up! I wish I could do more custom lettering like this but my clients suck!!! :)

35

Tay 07.07.11 at 4:40 pm

Great collection! Although I noticed that Luca Ionescu put the apostrophe in the wrong place in “You’re” in his “You’re Not Dreaming.” (Second one down)

36

Seattle Lawyer 03.28.12 at 1:11 pm

I love the themes. These are fantastic. Great work guys.

37

Scott 03.28.12 at 1:17 pm

I love these themes. This was great to look through during my lunch. Keep up the good work.

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