Looking at all the images of beautiful lettering online, it can be a bit daunting to get started. Where do you even begin? What materials do you need? With faux calligraphy, you can learn the basic principles of calligraphy without buying expensive materials or spending hours with a drill book. This technique is easy to pick up and hard to put down!
Typography. What first attracted me to this design is that there are two versions of each letter. This gives the type more variety and any viewer has the chance to choose between different letters. Therefore, when creating a design using these letterforms a designer has more options. I like how the overall type is different to any other types. Also each letter is different to its partner but continues with the overall theme.
So this is rather lovely – a map of the British Isles created out of text that relates to its geographical location – so the Isle of Wight is illustrated with the word 1970, for the epic festival that occurred there in that year. It’s by Angus McArthur & Alison Hardcastle, and you can pick it up from Theo.