Typography has been around for centuries in written works by some of the greatest writers of our time. Sonnets, plays, movies, music, poems, practically any source of good literature has started on paper. The art of written text and lettering is elusive to many in the digital age. Yet print and illustration work is so important to the roots of our design heritage.
In the small showcase below I’ve collected beautiful examples of lettering in paper typography. These are all sketches drawn by hand using pen or pencil – and boy are they impressive! It takes years of practice to establish proper calligraphy and leave an impression on your audience. The inspiring examples below are a great starting point on any artistic journey.