Grid Inspired Type Design

By |April 21st, 2016|

In 2015 when I undertook a 100 day project and created a new unique grid pattern every day for 100 consecutive days, I never thought that one year later (almost to the day) I'd be running a Kickstarter campaign to produce an initial 50 unit run of all 100 grids as 36 page sketchbooks.

Interview with Dominique Falla

By |April 19th, 2016|

Dominique Falla is author, speaker and tactile typographer. She has worked with clients like Google, Penguin Books, Wired Magazine and more! In this interview she shares her latest projects, insight into her process and what's on the horizon for the rest of the year.

Interview with Maria Montes

By |April 14th, 2016|

Maria originally comes from Barcelona, where she studied design and typography. Today she is a graphic and textile print designer, letterer and illustrator based in Melbourne, and I am pleased to say that she is the first contributor to Lettering Hub! Read on for a big bunch of helpful tips and resources from her.

Introduction to Calligraphy

By |April 11th, 2016|

I am writing this article with the intention of clarifying a few things about calligraphy, and to hopefully shed some light on misunderstandings about this beautiful art form. In my opinion, calligraphy suffers from an image problem. I find that people associate it with older people writing religious texts and with wedding invitations! But calligraphy is much more than that.

Interview with The Letterettes

By |April 7th, 2016|

Today I'm introducing you to The Letterettes - the latest girlband in Melbourne-town to watch out for! They are shedding some more light as to who they are, what they do and what they're currently working on.

Lettering Workshops with Dirty Bandits

By |February 23rd, 2016|

This March, San Francisco and Brooklyn based lettering artist, sign painter and lover of puns, Annica Lydenberg (aka Dirty Bandits) will be hosting a weekend of type workshops exclusively with Work-Shop Melbourne.

7 Fun Facts about the History of Typography

By |December 5th, 2015|

This book makes the history of typography immensely accessible and interesting. It’s broken up into 22 chapters broken up by 11 “Fontbreaks”, detailing a whole heap of stories from how Comic Sans came about to the involvement between Mr Baskerville and Mrs Eaves to a list of “The Worst Fonts in the World” (Comic Sans isn’t one of them!) and more.

Brush Lettering with Carla Hackett & Barbara Enright

By |November 2nd, 2015|

Carla Hackett and Barbara Enright have taken on the mission to teach this lost art to anyone willing to listen, seeing the massive comeback of hand-crafted, original designs that simply cannot be created by a machine.

Mike Meyer to host Workshops and Talks in Sydney & Melbourne

By |September 18th, 2015|

This November, Better Letters is bringing its renowned sign painter Mike Meyer to Work-Shop Sydney and Melbourne for a series of workshops and talks. Meyer is best known for his appearance in the feature film, Sign Painters. He has travelled the world...

Typespotting Vol.1 – Boat Lettering, Signage and More

By |August 22nd, 2015|

On recent travels through Europe we collected a selection of lettering pieces we spotted on boats, cars, restaurants, hotels and more. Enjoy!

Interview with Matt Vergotis

By |June 29th, 2015|

Matt Vergotis is a letterer and type designer based on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia. In his work he specialises in logo, brand and identity design - outside of work he is passionate about surfing. Matt shows that being left-handed isn't a problem if you want to produce great lettering.

Interview with Wayne Thompson

By |June 11th, 2015|

Wayne Thompson type designer, letterer and founder of the Australian Type Foundry. He lives just north from Sydney in Newcastle. We drove up for a visit and checked out his neighbourhood, local beach and had a browse through his studio, all while he gave tons of great advice for aspiring letterers.

Interview with Jasmine Dowling

By |June 4th, 2015|

Jasmine is a letterer, graphic designer and fashion blogger based in Brisbane, Australia. We've hit her up for a short email interview and asked about her projects, process, inspiration and more lettering advice. Enjoy!