I've been writing weekly blog posts for almost a year now (go me!). I've covered everything from lettering inspiration to freelance tips, with some great interviews thrown in as well. If you're interested in learning hand lettering, check out this roundup of the most important things you need to know.
If you're serious about lettering and typography, you may have heard of the term "overshoot." If you haven't heard of it, take notes because it's a small detail that can make a world of difference.
Alignment, like the design principle of proximity, aids in organizing your composition. Instead of randomly placing bits of text in your design, aligning them helps it look neat and orderly. But in lettering, alignment means a lot more.