To the letter


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This year I have decided to put me (in addition to the kitchen (I do not do miracles but it still comes slowly)) two things : sport and lettering.

It was less a, one is in December : sport is tomorrow (a student coaches and does tests on me) and lettering it's been a month that I have started.

For that too j & rsquo; have someone & rsquo; a qui me coach, that gave a simple little program and that whom I send my work to every week : 5 notebook pages on which I copy lettering, letters, logos that I like. And he gives me ways forward. I do not create much yet, but slowly I learn. I will show you some tips if one day I am satisfied.

I had always believed that I could NEVER learn to draw letters, in school one we presented it as a folly of discipline. So I never dared risking myself to it (all I know of typo fits in this little great book). I will never be a genius but in any case I like to learn to decipher the letters, understand each arabesque and hidden geometry in typography.

Here are some small favorites that I trained to be copied. Some seemed difficult and I soon realized, some other, seemingly simple yet give me a headache ;)


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24 "comments on"To the letter

  1. 4 December 2015 at 10:02

    J’adore la typo, it's a very cool project to get into the lettering.
    This is long-term work. I will follow your project with great interest :)
    Good luck and a lot of inspiration


  2. 4 December 2015 at 10:09

    Ahhhh too, m'y je mets ! It would interest me much know what hardware you use…what brand of marker / pen ? Thank you in advance ! And thank you for this blog that I love

    • 4 December 2015 at 13:55

      I use a felt “Sign Pen” Pilot from home for most things. Otherwise I have some pens of different thickness Faber & Castell

  3. 4 December 2015 at 10:19

    Calligraphy is for me the noble art par excellence, and just like you I'm always afraid to risk it. I especially like your first crush, so delicate and harmonious !

  4. 4 December 2015 at 10:56

    But suddenly, typo-graphy or calli-graphy ? And I also would put me one day. As soon as my life will not be a work in progress. Surely.

    • 4 December 2015 at 14:00

      A little of both for now , calligraphy is more characters “Manuscripts” and typography characters “d’impression”

  5. 4 December 2015 at 11:00

    Like you I love typo! Especially the copy! There are so, each with his character. I find it beautiful.
    The more difficult it is to invent. Often I go on typo sites, I type my text for a test and I then copy. A very nice year (which also serves me for the blog and my illustrations).
    Good luck in this beautiful discipline ;-)

    • 4 December 2015 at 13:58

      Here I make more lettering learn to really make the typo it seems a little too ambitious :D

  6. 4 December 2015 at 11:08

    I love the beautiful typography, but I feel quite unable to do ! (after I guess we can create nice logos etc.. )
    First you present in your favorites I like very much.

    • 4 December 2015 at 13:57

      In fact when you reproduce the letters you surrender statements that certain things are not really out of reach, you just try it and it is super interesting !

  7. 4 December 2015 at 13:21

    This is a discipline I dream of learning for years. I would have put myself. It's never too late to start!!!

  8. 4 December 2015 at 14:09

    Oh c is really great, C is also something that stuck in my head for a while… Then suddenly, jjjlllnnn lectures ? we can take with him ? Are there courses elsewhere ?
    Super initiative :) I will also follow with interest your adventure :)

  9. 4 December 2015 at 14:37

    When I was in college it was very fashionable to write as graffiti artists, I was a little lamb so I started to turn my writing and that's how I started in the lettering. I never stopped :)

  10. 4 December 2015 at 15:18

    It's pretty full all :)

  11. 4 December 2015 at 17:22

    I imagine you as a monk in a scriptorium copise ^^

    During the typo was among my favorite during my studies. Learn the history of a family of characters, their “anatomy”,… It was exciting. After a time I could recognize them as soon as I opened a book or magazine.

    I love what House Industries. You know maybe? If this is not the case, does not hesitate to go take a look at their creations, I think you'd like it.

  12. 4 December 2015 at 18:05

    I would be interested to know what your curriculum!

  13. 4 December 2015 at 18:44

    Salut !
    I never comment here even if I follow you for ages but today I thought of you : I came across this photo of Martin Parr ( and it made me think of some of your pictures, I thought it might please you ! :)
    Voilà, c & rsquo; is !

    Good luck for the lettering :)


  14. 4 December 2015 at 22:08

    I love typography too, I got into it lately with a calligraphy pen but also simple black felt.
    It's fun to draw letters and let it run the pen on the paper.
    I'm tutorials on blogs for my part. ^^

  15. 5 December 2015 at 19:48

    I love new York that has a rebellious side in the energy and felt so great is found.

  16. 5 December 2015 at 22:39

    In the same line, this Parisian calligrapher offers workshops :
    It is quite fascinating to look at and obviously it makes you want to learn :)

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