Thursday, September 27, 2012

MY DREAM PROJECT.... to do a hand done typographic video like the 3 designers I am about to show you. I love watching videos on Vimeo of calligraphers and designers as they draw or paint type, and being able to see their process of creating some amazing work. It is a bit of an obsession of mine, mainly because I want to do that too!

Here are 3 (of probably many) talented designers doing these kinds of videos that allow designers such as myself to sit and gush over their talent and be insanely jealous of them.

1. Luca Barcellona..... a 32 year old calligrapher master. His studio is located in Milan, where he works as a freelance graphic designer and calligrapher. Letters are the main focus of his designs.....and beautiful letters they are. He teaches calligraphy and hold workshops in several European cities. He is a very classic calligrapher, and brings a modern spirit to this old method of creating type.

Lets get to the video shall we?

This video was posted on Vimeo 2 years ago. Yes 2 years is a bit old, but ever since I saw this video (which was at least a year ago) I coud never seem to get it out of my head. His level of skill is unreal.

Original video here.

You can see more of Luca's videos on Vimeo by clicking here.


2. Dan Madsen (Dusty Signs)..... a 3rd generation sign painter. He was born and raised in Minneapolis Minnesota and began painting his own typographic signs in both Minneapolis and California. What interests me about his work is how clean and graphic his signs look, but they are all hand painted by him that still give them a vintage quality. Also, I love the scale he gets to work on. I would love to someday try to paint type that large. I bet it is harder than it looks, but he makes it look so fun. You can see photos of his work on his flickr here

I think Dan only has one video of his process (he needs to film more!) 

Original video here.


Last, but not least......

3. Leandro Senna........

.......does some great hand done type. He is a graphic/package designer from New York, NY.
My absolute favorite work of his is the one I am about to show you. He did a personal project inspired by Bob Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues music video in which he flips cards with the lyrics. He took that same idea, but decided to recreate those cards with handmade type. He made 66 cards in 1 month, and never touched the computer to create this project. Therefore, if he messed up, he would have to re-draw the card. He also did all of the lyrics to the song, as Dylan did.

Leandro's video is awesome. He showcases so many different ways to draw type.

Original video here.

And check out a little bit of his process here

Hope you guys enjoys these three artists works and their videos as much as I do.

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