I had to do it one day, right? Every month for one whole year now, a local letter lover from RVA has let me pick their brains about their work and creative process. Now it's my turn. From my early days as a budding graphic designer on AIM to my current endeavor of learning calligraphy over 100 days, here is my lettering story.
I recently attended a workshop at the University of Richmond on copyright and fair use in making art. The moderators were Hunter O'Hanian, chief executive officer of the College Art Association (CAA), and Peter Jaszi, professor of law and faculty director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic at American University Washington College of Law.
I recently completed the #36DaysofType challenge (done in watercolor) and created posters out of my final alphabet. I discovered a quick and easy trick while digitizing everything and I wanted to share it with you. To utilize this tip, you'll need Adobe Photoshop.
Today is the start of #The100DayProject on Instagram. It's where you try to do something every single day for 100 consecutive days and post a photo of your daily progress. I know it will be tough. I just finished up #36DaysofType and even that was hard! At first it was fun, but there came a point where it was difficult finding the time to do it and I couldn't wait for the challenge to be over. But once I got through that initial rough patch, it came more easily.
In recent years, Richmond has (thankfully) come to appreciate and encourage street art and murals. There are colorful painted walls on every block and even on the vehicles that line the streets. If you've ventured anywhere around the area, you've probably seen the work of Brad Bacon. Specializing in painted signs, murals and the occasional vehicle, he also incorporates awesome illustrations into his work. Read on to find out more about him and his process.