Stay Positive

Stay positive lettering

I really enjoy drawing letters. It’s some­thing that I’ve done since I was a kid. I remember getting a book at a book fair with all different styles of lettering. In retro­spect, that may be one of the books that sent me down the path that I’m on.

Regardless, the image above is the first in a series that I’ve been thinking about for a week or so now. When I do art, I often spend that time thinking about life. Without fail, I end up obsessing about little things or focusing on aspects that I would like to change. To that end, I’m trying to make a conscious effort these days to keep a PMA. I’ve also wanted to work on a lettering project. Here’s where those two aims intersect, and hope­fully it won’t get too cheesy.

This first one, to kick off the project, is scanned (and slightly cleaned up) right from my sketch book. I really like thin, ultra condensed type, and I really like scripts, so here are examples of both of those from my imagination.