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Small Blessings Book Cover Project: Contemporary Hand Lettered Script

Here is a fun new project, a hand lettered title and author treatment for a recent book cover for St. Martins Press. The book is a comedy of manners that takes place in a university town. It was a chance to experiment with some quirky and light styles of brushwork as well as other styles that I thought might complement the illustrator’s line work.


Small Blessings Hand Lettered Cover

The final book cover lettering, a mix of bold and light brush script



Hand lettered capitals book title

Hand lettered capitals, pen on rough paper


Rough brush script lettering for a book cover title

Very rough brush script, a beat-up Japanese brush on charcoal paper


Hand-lettered brush script

Quirky bold brush lettering with mixed script and print elements