Recently between commissions I have been taking the time toward on new personal projects, as I was cleaning out my old art books I happened upon a sign writing book that I got years ago from one of my brothers and as I was flicking through the pages I figured that it would be a good skill to explore. I already had all the equipment, and I jumped on google to Youtube a few how to videos, it’s way tougher then coping what pros do on Youtube but I figured it was a good place to start.
I feel that sign writing really fits in with my style and how my brain works, after doodling on my bag the other day have become really interested in how images and words work on different shape canvases and I am currently working on a series of faux leather jackets.
It has been really nice to work on a new skill and the preciseness of hand lettering is that your brain is solely on the task at hand and it has no chance to drift off into my life worries. The work I’m creating isn’t perfect but I am really enjoying it and to me thats all that matters at the moment.