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The Art Of Hand Lettering

Hand lettering has taken the world by storm. It has become the beautiful connection — a juxtaposition — between design and words. The letter forms in the typography have been broken down into their shapes, flourishes, and textures.

Hand lettering speaks volumes. This is an art form which allows us to see the space between the letters, and the style of the lettering as a piece of art that can deeply evoke emotions and bring meaning — nostalgia, happiness, joy, and love.

I’ve selected some of the hand lettering artists whose work continues to speak strongly and boldly of this beautiful way of creating art. Art that moves us to feel, to act, to be, to believe, to participate, and to belong. That is exactly what art does. It connects us all to the common thread between us. It is a game of connect-the-dots. We see patterns, themes, and feel emotions when art stops us — and moves us. Calligraphy — or hand lettering — can do all of this. Here are some of the best hand letterers around.

Thiago Bellotti Link

Among other hand lettering artists, Thiago Bellotti’s skills include his beautiful Victorian lettering. His work is highly detailed and full of brush lettering, swashes and flourishes.

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Katie Daisy Link

Katie Daisy5 is a long-time Etsy Artist whose free-spirited art and hand lettering spreads the positive vibe of nostalgia, nature, freedom, adventure, and beauty through her beautiful and whimsical wildflowers and nature art.

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Andy Lethbridge Link

Andy’s hand lettering is a script that has a impressive typographical structure. The details and architecture of his letters are just beautiful.

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Valerie McKeehan Link

Valerie McKeehan13 is the creative director and founder of Lily & Val. She is also the author of The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering. Valerie’s works primarily in chalk — her work is worth checking out!

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Dinara Mirtalipova Link

Dinara Mirtalipova17 is a hand lettering artist who has a unique style of her own. She’s a self-taught illustrator and designer who has even worked at American Greetings — she is now a freelance designer. Her work has a beautiful hand-written feel that cannot be ignored.

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Nathan Douglas Yoder Link

Nathan is a hand lettering artist, illustrator and animator. If you take a closer look, you’ll see that his work is mostly inspired by the vintage charm.

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Lindsay Sherbondy Link

Lindsay Sherbondy25 is a hand lettering artist based in Wisconsin. Her hand lettering can be found on book covers as well as in her retail store. You may have already seen her beautiful work on one of Shauna Niequist26‘s books.

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Ken Barber Link

Ken is a typeface designer at the illustrious House Industries, known for their beautiful fonts.

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Ruth Simmons Chou Link

Ruth Simmons Chou’s work has a modern take on the traditional pen and nib style of lettering. She combines this with her gorgeous watercolor paintings to create her pretty style.

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Joseph Alessio Link

Joseph Alessio is a hand lettering artist whose work is simply stunning. He can really turn objects like pennies, snow, and more beautiful works of art.

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Molly Jacques Link

Molly is perhaps the quintessential hand lettering artist. She is a veteran and teaches calligraphy workshops to thousands around the world in her calligraphy workshops. She has corporate clients and her workshops are booked solid. Well, no wonder — just look at her impressive talent.

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Andreas Hansen Link

Andreas Hansen is a hand lettering artist from Denmark. His style is a brush lettering script with a black ink vibe. Impressive!

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Jessica Hische Link

Jessica is an iconic letterer, illustrator, type designer, and author. She is best known for her personal projects, like ‘Daily Drop Cap.’ She is a lettering icon — a true veteran in the field who is always coming up with new visions for the future of lettering.

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Neil Secretario Link

Neil is a hand lettering artist with a hand-drawn type style. The typeforms he has created are simply stunning. A true art form — wouldn’t you agree?

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Kal Barteski Link

Kal Barteski is an amazing artist and brush script lettering artist. She is passionate about wildlife conservation and education. Her work is often described as “meaningful, authentic, and poetic”. She believes in art’s power to connect and heal, and has created art for charities. Highly inspiring!

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Zachary Smith Link

Zachary Smith’s hand lettering has a very hipster feel to it. Like a trip up the mountains with a warm mug of hot chocolate in your hand. It’s a vintage, rubber-stamp pad, meets hand lettered in pencil style.

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Karla Lim Link

Karla Lim is based in Vancouver, Canada, but loves that her work can travel all over the world. She specializes in heirloom wedding invitations and calligraphy.

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Ian Barnard Link

Ian Barnard is an artist who created the beautiful font named “Outbound”. His work is beautifully scripted and has an adventure-seeking vibe, with a faith-based feel.

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Minna So Link

Minna is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator, and designer. Her work is a playful hand-written style. She specializes in hand lettering, and illustrative designs. Her work has been featured with notable clients like Pinterest.

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Max Pirsky Link

Max Pirsky is an up-and-coming hand lettering artist. His work is lively and full of gusto with lots of Jackson Pollock-style paint splatters. His work is just satisfying to look at.

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Lauren Saylor Link

Lauren started out as a hobbyist, then turned her etsy shop into a real business, working from home, after teaching herself calligraphy and working with brands she loves on her blog.

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Ged Palmer Link

Ged is a sign painter and lettering artist based in London. His lettering and sign painting is reminiscent of the old vintage sign painters of yesterday. Ged creates large-scale murals in collaborations with other artists. His work is captivating.

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Julie Song Link

Julie Song is an illustrator, calligrapher and lettering artist based in the Bay Area in California. Her work has also featured in several books, including How to Style Your Brand written by Fiona Humberstone. Her work is worth checking out!

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Scott Biersack Link

Scott is a NY hand lettering artist with decidedly vintage-style lettering skills. His work ranges from vector artwork to hand-drawn typeforms. His script is beautiful and the connecting flourished details make it unique.

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Melissa Esplin Link

Melissa teaches some great online calligraphy classes. She’s a hand lettering artist that has been around for a while. She is well known for her classes in the calligraphy and hand lettering circle.

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Matt Vergotis Link

Matt is a hand lettering artist who uses any medium — even markers to create his hand lettering art. Matt’s style has a very street quality to it. It’s got flourishes that are quick and urban.

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Alison Carmicheal Link

Alison is a hand lettering artist that has her work in print as well as on book covers. Based in London, she studied Graphic Design at Ravensbourne college of design. She has been working commercially for about 15 years winning many industry accolades. Her work is full of romantic flourishes and free-spirited strokes.

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Bryan Patrick Todd Link

Bryan is a hand letterer and muralist who creates large-scale lettering projects with a vintage vibe.

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Tara Royer Steele Link

I believe that Tara Royer Steele has the best handwriting. She has covered her charming bakery with encouraging quotes and words. Even the bathroom walls are full of uplifting quotes! Her chalkboards feature an ever-changing plethora of wise words, catchy sayings, scripture, and inspiration.

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Paul von Excite Link

Paul is a logo specialist, lettering maniac, typography killer and branding expert. That’s right: all in one.

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Kristen Drozdowski Link

Worthwhile Paper is a collection of lively screen printed paper goods designed by Kristen Drozdowski and her husband. Their goal is to create meaningful print work to share with others. In effort to spread happiness using art, they create designs inspired by nature, plants, and feel-good experiences.

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Luke Choice Link

Luke Choice uses bold, bright colors in his hand lettering for a very cool style. He also uses a brush and grunge style that combines a chrome-look for a highly stylized feel that looks like melted and liquid type.

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Lisa Congdon Link

Lisa is an author, fine artist, author and illustrator who is known for her colorful abstract paintings, intricate line drawings, pattern design and hand lettering. Her work is very cheerful, colorful, and unique.

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Mateusz Witczak Link

Mateusz has a beautiful hand-drawn style to his hand lettering. It has an almost gothic lettering style reminiscent of the old vintage letterers. Take a look!

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Jess Levitz Link

The combination of upper and lowercase letters really makes Jess’ work shine, and her flourished cursive hand lettering will make you swoon.

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João Neves Link

João has a very beautiful style of hand lettering. It is very unique, stylized, and lovely.

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McKenzie Elizabeth Ditter Link

McKenzie Elizabeth Ditter has a unique style of hand lettering and illustrations. She even self-published the amazing hand lettered and illustrated “The ABCs of Homesteading” — a children’s book every homesteading family will want on their shelves. She’s a regular contributor to taproot magazine (a lovely magazine for homesteaders), and she supports many causes with her work.

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Jason Vandenberg Link

Jason is a hand lettering artist based in Toronto. His work features lots of details and flourishes. Very modern and worth checking out!

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Mary Kate McDevitt Link

Here’s a pioneer in the hand lettering industry. Mary Kate is an author, illustrator, and hand lettering artist. Her work is very iconic; you may probably already know it is her work by the way she letters. She uses bold colors, lots of design elements, and vintage style in her lettering.

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Jay Roeder

Jay has a unique style of hand lettering. He uses bold colors, lots of flourishes, and bright styles.

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Danielle Evans Link

Back in 2013, Danielle combined her love of lettering, design, photography, and eating to create food typography. Her work is internationally regarded as both innovative and mouth watering, inspiring new trends in social campaigns, advertising, and motion. Her work is incredible! You have to view the videos of her working with food to create hand lettering art.

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Sean McCabe Link

Sean McCabe is a hand lettering artist that also teaches classes called Learn Lettering, and how to build and grow a sustainable business. Sean’s style is pencil and ink and sketches, as well as digital. He is a true teacher and loves to help others.

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Alissa Mazzenga Link

Alissa Mazzenga is the owner of Feast Fine Art & Calligraphy and is known for her work to be fluid, painterly, and very traditional. She’s a big fan of using calligraphic and illustrative techniques.

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Erik Marinovich Link

Eric is a hand lettering artist based in San Francisco, California. He does great collaborations and has a distinctive style.

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Caitlin Bristow Link

Caitlin started her shop as a hobby and it grew to the shop it is today known as Lettered Life. Her flourished script is refreshing and modern. She has her work on published books, calendars, and more. I love how she uses her beautiful lettering to share her faith.

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Drew Melton Link

Drew is a hand lettering artist with work that is in the style of the old vintage sign painters. Incredible talent!

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Stephanie Ackerman Link

Stephanie Ackerman’s hand lettering doesn’t really an introduction, as she is a staple in the hand lettering world. But here is about her page collage.

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Sean Tulgetske Link

Sean is a hand lettering artist based in Michigan. His work is a mix of letterforms and and more. The swashes in his lettering are old school type forms and have a very vintage vibe.

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It’s been a pleasure sharing some of my favorite hand lettering artists. Hand lettering is an art form that creates art from mere words. See what you feel when you see different types, letterforms,and hand lettering styles when you are out and about in the world. Notice when you are at a restaurant, and the menu is hand lettered in a flourished script — how does it resonate with you? That’s the art of hand lettering at it’s best.

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Amber Bartek is a homesteading Mama, and the award-winning, published owner of Cloud9 Design, where she encourages and inspires others through her art, illustrations, design, writing, and photography. Her work has been published in Edible Houston magazine, and more. She has art, photography, and writing coming out in Bella Grace Magazine soon. She also teaches creative workshops that awaken the soul for adults, and art education classes, summer camps, and workshops for children of all ages.

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    Check Marcelo Pellizo, awesome artist from Argentina http://www.peyi.net/

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    Loved them all!

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    You should check Lauren Hom :)

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    Check out Niel Shoe from Amsterdam. http://www.nielsshoemeulman.com

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    Hi, the list is not complete w/o Dana Tanamachi…

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    Hi Amber

    Wonderful and comprehensive article.

    I’ve been a longtime fan of the work of Australian hand lettering artist Gemma O’Brien (https://www.instagram.com/mrseaves101/)

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      Thank you so much, Steve. This is just a few. I know there are so many more wonderful artists. Thanks for sharing Gemma’s link. :)

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    Don’t leave out Cristina Vanko and her hand lettering workbook. https://www.amazon.com/Hand-Lettering-Everyone-Creative-Cristina-Vanko/dp/0399173013

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    Awesome!

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    Hand lettering is an art form and the people that do it well are amazing. It’s also been ruined by Google and its unnecessary weight of live text of images with alt tags as well as mobile devices.
    Websites would look so much better (as many of them did in the past) with hand lettered headlines that are images instead of text. The ability for designers to tweak the look of the text for each letter instead of just having a plain old font slapped in there.
    It makes me sad.

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    I have nothing particularly constructive to say, just “thank you” for putting together this very inspiring collection of art and artists!

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    Great aggregation! But what ’bout Seb Lester?
    http://www.seblester.com/
    or rather https://www.instagram.com/seblester/

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    Thank you, Mark! Thanks for sharing Seb’s link!

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    John Mindiola III

    September 20, 2016 5:48 am

    Great list! I’m a fan of Ari Woeste, who makes her hand lettering art with actual food! instagram.com/typeirl

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    This is awesome! Have to add in Jake Weidmann, one of 14 Master Penmen: https://www.jakeweidmann.com

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    Awesome post, Amber! You’ve got most of my favourites in there plus awesome new ones – so much talent and inspiration.
    Would love to be considered for the next roundup :) Here’s my Instagram link https://www.instagram.com/fathimasstudio/

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    Sean McCabe has a bunch of fantastic podcasts to listen to also, heaps more than lettering once you get deeper. Another fantastic letterer is Lara Beeston from Sweet Honeycomb https://www.instagram.com/sweethoneycomb.com.au/

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