35 Stunning Examples of Hand Lettering in Design
Hand Lettering has exploded into mainstream design over the past couple of years. Below you’ll find 35 examples of stunning hand lettering in a variety of styles and applied to all types of projects. But first let’s look at the different types of hand lettering that exist.
There are essentially 2 ways of designing type. There’s the art of calligraphy, and then there is lettering, or “hand lettering”. Calligraphy involves writing your letters and puts more of an emphasis on skilled penmanship whereas hand lettering is basically drawing your letters. Both ways produce great results, and neither is wrong.
In the 35 examples below we’ll see both styles of lettering used for a variety of purposes including posters, cd covers, playing card design, logo design, and much more! To see more about each specific project simply click on the photo. Enjoy!
1. Brushpen Lettering By David Milan
2. Woody Allen Inspired Poster By Cyla Costa
3. Alice In Wonderland Poster By Sharona Bessems
4. Nomadic Hotel Identity By Peter Kortleve
5. Hand Made Logo By Pokras Lampas
6. Hand Made Logo By Pokras Lampas
7. Hand Made Logo By Mateusz Witczak
8. Hand Made Logo By Mateusz Witczak
9. 3D Lettering By Tolga Girgin
10. Hand Made Quote By Raul Alejandro
11. Hand Made Quote By Noel Shiveley
12. Hand Made Quote By Noel Shiveley
13. Hand Made Quote By Noel Shiveley
14. Hand Made Tattoo By Jimbo Bernaus
15. Album Artwork By David Smith
16. Beer Branding By Megalo Design Studio
17. Title Design By Valerio Spinelli
18. Grocer Branding By David Smith
19. Playing Card Design By Mike Clarke
20. Fan Art By Ink Bad Company
21. Pan’s Labyrinth Poster By Matthew Griffin
22. Gig Poster By Joren Joshua
23. Identity By Jules Beazley
24. Hand Drawn Signage By David Smith
25. Playing Card Design By Joe White
26. Hand Made Quote By Maksim Lopez
27. Label Design By David Smith
28. Circus Poster By João Neves
29. Hand Made Logo By Joshua Krecioch
30. Store Mural By Nicolás Rojas León
31. Poster Design By Ian Jepson
32. Hand Made Quote By Jorgen Grotdal
33. The Haunted Palace Cover By Matthew Griffin
34. Chalk Mural By Antonio Rodrigues Jr.
35. Public Lettering By Faust
As a bonus for you, if you’ve ever been interested in becoming a typographer/letterer, or you’re just looking for a new hobby to take up (it’s incredibly therapeutic) here is a great tutorial on brush lettering. This video will give you a good insight into how to handle the strokes that most popular calligraphy is based on:
And there you have it. I hope you enjoyed these examples and can hopefully draw some inspiration for your future projects. If you’ve got any great tips or examples of hand lettering let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to share this page with your friends via social media. Thanks!