While scanning the interweb for artwork to publish I often notice that there’s quite a lot of people out there that don’t really know the difference between typography, lettering and calligraphy. And it actually took me a while before I learned the difference. In the beginning of this blog I pretty much called everything containing letters for Typography.
Smashing Magazine published a very good article a while back about understanding the difference between type and lettering, which I recommend to everyone who’s interested.
But the short version pretty much is:
Typography – “Writing with prefabricated characters”
Lettering – “The art of drawing letters”
Calligraphy – “The art of writing beautiful letters and words”
With all of that said, here’s a new gallery with 25 beautifully drawn and written words.
Coldplay letters by Jennet Liaw
We dont punch by Carl Fredrik Angell
youth by Sulliman Bodhy
Shit Happens by Paul von Excite
Morning breath by Matthew Tapia
Write your own ticket by Penman Ships
David Butler 60th birthday by David A Smith
Life is Beautiful by friks84
All That Matters by Faust
Saturday by Abi
Type by Carlos Siqueira
Digital Invaders Prom Party Vol. XII by Sindy Ethel
Nick & Johnny by Scandinavian Design Group
Drive, Wear, Drink & Kiss by Tim Bontan
The Laboratory by Michael Moodie
Seven things that threaten your heart... by Sergio Bergocce
lways in my Mind by mdemilan
October by Colin Tierney
Keep it Simple by Joan Quiros
Weekend lettering by David Milan
Olivier Handpainted Skateboard by bijdevleet
Minimum by Matt Vergotis
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