Experimental brush lettering quote by Simon Stratford

Brush lettering experimental quote by Paul Arden

Experimental lettering — for a new typeface (see my other Opentype-SVG fonts). Creating a brush typeface can be a frustrating task. I find it helpful to grab a brush and experiment.

Making rough and dirty marks can help me work things out—even if it’s just what brush to use.

I created this piece with acrylic paint and a firm watercolour brush. As per usual with my work, it’s far from perfect, but that’s kind of the point.

This quote is by Paul Arden who was a creative director at Saatchi x2. He was also an author of several books that every designer should read.

His books are a quick read, tiny little things that you could read on the tube. But they contain lots of nuggets of advice especially handy if you need some motivation.


Lettering, Work


May 13, 2018

Brush, Lettering, Quote