Hand Lettering

Lately been in love with hand lettering!! I wish there was a formal class I could take. Not a stiff old school calligraphy, addressing wedding invitations type of call class, but more of an organic drawing and painting letter forms. If anyone know of one in the bay area, please send it my way I want to sign up!!


The closes thing I’ve come to that was Type Camp. A few years back I was lucky enough to attend one of the first camps run by Dr. Shelley Gruendler, who just happens to be one of the few people who actually has a doctorate in typography, with the help of the lovely Tiffany Wardle de Sousa a.k.a. typegirl, and Dyana Weissman from The Font Bureau. It was one of the most enjoyable workshops I’ve ever been to. And though, I’m in no way able to identify a font and it’s creator by just looking at one character like these ladies, I have certainly developed a really appreciation for all those that can.


I’ve really fallen in love with “hand drawn” feel. The fact that it’s not perfect, and is embracing the imperfections –Kind of how I’m living my life and creating my art right now. So, I wanted to share with you this this amazing hand lettering video. I saw for the first time last year, and even when I watch it now I’m mesmerized. One day I would love to have the skills to hand letter with that amount of grace and ease.


  1. Hi Cindy! Love this post on handlettering. I am teaching a lettering course in California in May at the Create Art Retreat hosted by Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine. If you go to the Cloth Paper Scissors website, all the info is there. Wouldn't it be fun to meet!! Let me know what you think. joanne

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