Aug 5, 2015 | Brush Calligraphy, Popular portfolios, Recent Posts
Brush lettering is a process, spontaneous, and alive. You can’t be afraid to make mistakes. Practice makes perfect.
If you are looking for a unique style of lettering for a logo or other project it can be helpful to know how the work is made, because the tool influences the character of the letters. Some of my portfolios mix styles in sets that show work for particular uses, like packaging or greeting cards. The latest addition to my portfolios is pure brush lettering, to give a clear idea of how that technique is distinct from others. Here are a few samples. You can visit the complete portfolio here.
Freestyle brush lettering influenced by graffiti.
Direct brush script with texture. Spontaneous and un-retouched.
Bold brush lettering with an added background.
And lastly, there’s the irresistible drama of how human beings try to communicate in our technological age. Perhaps you know someone who can relate to this:
New brush lettering portfolio, © Iskra Design
Jul 8, 2015 | Brush Calligraphy, Calligraphy, New Work, Popular portfolios, Recent Posts
This contemporary script portfolio shows work that has been created for a variety of clients for application in packaging, advertising and publishing. I blend years of training in Asian brush work with a love of typographic precision to create these letterforms. You could call my approach to modern calligraphy, Basho
meets Hermann Zapf
— not that I am anywhere near achieving the of mastery of these wizards! My goal is always to put the word first, and to use style to find the right voice for what is being expressed. This collection of work is created with brush, pen, and various other mark-making tools, scanned and vectorized for final reproduction when needed.