Thursday, September 20, 2012

Short Film: A Hand-Lettering Experience

So much lovely hand-lettering in two minutes. Leandro Senna created 66 hand-lettered cards over the course of a month, with just a pencil, pens, brushes. I'm impressed by both the patience and the skill involved in this project.

Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues - A HAND LETTERING EXPERIENCE from Leandro Senna on Vimeo.

"I´ve been thinking for a lot of time on doing a personal project where I could get out of the computer for a little bit, and have pleasure doing something handmade. Getting back to the basics.
Inspired by Bob Dylan´s Subterranean Homesick Blues video, where he flips cards with the lyrics as the song plays, I decided to recreate those cards with handmade type. I ended up doing all the lyrics, and not just some of the words, as Dylan did.
There are 66 cards done in one month during my spare time using only pencil, black tint pens and brushes. The challenge was not to use the computer, no retouching was allowed. Getting a letter wrong meant starting the page over.
I had a lot of fun doing this project, researching, practicing and getting deeper on typography.
There are some intentional misspellings and puns on the original song video, so I tried to keep that in a certain way.
You can watch the original movie here
Get in touch with some of my work visiting"

Check out all of the cards and the process of making them on Senna's website

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