The Lovely Art of Hand Lettering

Typography is, quite simply, the art and technique of arranging type. It’s central to the work and skills of a designer and is about much more than making the words legible. Good typography is partly down to creative intuition, but it’s impossible to become skilled in typography without understanding the basic rules of the craft – even if you mean to break them.

Here’s a collection of beautiful hand lettering examples I’ve collected. Well worth a watch if you love the skill and artistry of hand drawn type.


Byron Galan

Byron Galán is a graphic designer from El Salvador who founded Betype a other graphic design related Tumblr blogs gathering more than 400k followers. That’s a lot blogs for a single person but with a lot of passion is possible.

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    Truly inspirational post. As a kid I used to sketch on my school notebooks but unfortunately I quit when I started to work as an editorial designer. Now 20 years later I am rediscovering my childhood love and I am learning my rusty hands to sketch letters again.
    Seeing these “maestro’s” at work makes me draw and draw and draw. Hope to gain skills like them one day.
    Great post.