10 Hand Lettering Examples

  • October 2016
  • Graphic

Just like any other work of art, hand lettering entails to displaying the beauty in letters. A composition created with hand drawn letters, lettering is a judicious blend of letter forms designed for specific single use. Hand drawn with pencil, pen and brushes, lettering takes the viewer through the surprising and inexperienced charm of letters. To clear the picture further, we have today compiled a list of 10 best lettering examples for creative and innovative inspiration.

1. Beauty in Unification

Unification
Tobias Saul

The design with the progressive use of script letters connects the complete text to one another. Reflecting a unified composition, the design with its visual weight makes the letters stand out from the background. The curved edges give a soft touch to the textually heavy visual.

2. Create the Unconventional

Create the Unconventional
Tobias Saul

Unique and creative, the design plays well with letters, illustration and colour. The text written in varied sizes surrounds a minimal and simple illustration making the design fun and impressive with a detailed edge.

3. Hand Lettering Collage

Hand Lettering Collage
Tobias Hall

The poster is made exceptional with a vintage and old-timey design that carries the neutral and subtle colour palette. Each hand drawn element gives traditional and crafted feel. This invitation poster presents a beautiful blend of font sizes and styles in an elegant and defined manner.

4. Risk It

Risk It
Alex Palazzi

A unique approach to hand lettering, this image has been created with an actual bubble gum. Carefully stretched and shaped, the project stands out from all the traditional styles and attempts.

5. Illustrated Hand Lettering

Illustrated Hand Lettering
Steve Simpson

Blending the illustration beautifully with the hand lettering, the written phrase sits comfortably inside the drawing of the heart. Drawn closely to the shape of an actual heart, the characteristics of Dublin are written and drawn in different areas of the heart. The composition makes the viewer feel a connect with the text and the visual.

6. Artistic and Creative

Artistic and Creative
Julien Roudaut

Intricate and creative, this design offers the viewers a number of illustrations, with each separate element handcrafted in a unique style. The design relates to the different elements of summer presented in a carefree and chilled out vibe.

7. Elaborate

Elaborate
SEAN FREEMAN

The music poster is texturally detailed and visually decorative. With an intricate and classic style of the letters, the flower photography adds just the right amount of elegance and luxury. The letter design and the flowers are placed in a perfect combination against a solid black background. Nearly perfect and beautiful, the design registers and retains with the onlooker at the very first glance.

8. Mix and Match Lettering Styles

Mix and Match Lettering Styles
Jenna Bresnahan

The quote in the poster is presented with different lettering styles. With one being simple and realistic and the other scripted and elaborate, the text comes out reasonably balanced and clear.

9. Textured Lettering Design

Textured Lettering Design
Julia Henze

The texture is one of the most fun ways to play around with hand lettering. Adding texture to the illustration and the letters help in bringing two distinct and separate elements together.

10. Decorative Accents

Decorative Accents
Mateusz Witczak

This example uses ample amount of decorative accents with a dispersed placement of swirls, shadows, and banners. Each accent holds a visually appealing and creative connect to the letter it is attached to and also fills up the space in an artistic way.

Take inspiration from the unique art of draftsmanship, and pen down your next design with innovative and fascinating textual elegance.