Monday, August 30, 2010

60's Lettering and Typecon

Wow, I can't believe how much time has gone by since my last post! I've been working on some nice jobs but the calligraphy hasn't been all that different from what I've posted in the past. Well, this style is definitely different and it's a first for me. The invitation has a Beatles/ Yellow Submarine theme so I found the typeface that was used online (it's called Doobie - how perfect is that!) , and worked out how to hand letter it. It was hard at first but then became kind of fun to do. Thankfully it wasn't a big job because these babies took some time!

I also took some time off to attend Typecon- a typography conference held each year by SOTA (The Society of Typographic Aficionados). It was five days of fascinating lectures on all different type related topics. I also took a workshop with a great type and logo designer Leslie Cabarga . I had an opportunity to mingle with some incredible designers and artists including Jill Bell and
Teri Kahan. I want to design typefaces/fonts to sell and now I'm all fired up to move forward!


  1. wow, that yellow submarine theme sounds like fun!!! and boy, did you ever do a smashing job on those letterforms......wowza!!!! bravo, lisa!!! i'll bet your client was thrilled to see what a super job you did!!!

    and your typography conference sounds like it was great!!! i've always had dreams of doing that kind of work, too.....of course, i'm still trying to figure out how to use the fontlab program i've had for a couple of years!!! i'm glad you're fired up to start designing'll do a great job with that!!! xoxo, :))

  2. What fun! Those envelopes are great. So refreshing to have something out of the ordinary.

  3. What an interesting idea. You sure captured the spirit of the time in these letters. Best of luck on your dream to design and sell fonts! Awesome!

  4. This is awesome news, Lisa! Now I have the song stuck in my head!

    p.s. I have recently added to the list of "crack" treats for my rats: corn, peanuts & (believe it or not) white rice. They go completely bonkers over rice. Go figure.

  5. Very groovy envies Lisa! and congrats on pursuing your dream of designing type!! I know your designs will be terrific.

  6. These are such a treasure!! I am a HUGE fan of stuff like this...I mean just imagine getting this beautiful piece of art in the mail,it's like a present!!, it would make anyone WANT to go to the wedding!! Really nice job Lisa!!

    xo Rena


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