Inspired by… Spencer Charles

Spencer Charles is a typographic designer and letterer who honed his skills as a chalkboard /signage artist at Whole Foods, and then went on to work for the illustrious Louise Fili. Now working independently, Spencer’s work has a focus on typeface design, logo, food packaging, and book design. Below are a few of my favorite works from his site. I also really liked this Instagram project he did- check it out here.

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Inspired by… Drew Melton

Today I bring you the fantastic lettering work of Drew Melton.  As he describes,

These words resonate with the method and ideas that Drew has taken on as a designer from day one. His passion for art and design started young and grew with him as he went from boyhood into the bustling world of adult life. He followed his passion and studied graphic design at a highly sought after college of art and design. However, as the years passed his curiosity and longing to do more (and stop twiddling his thumbs) pushed him to leave school and pursue a career as a freelance designer.

Starting Justlucky in 2009, he quickly made a name for himself in the design community. In early 2011 Drew started The Phraseology Project as a way to interact with the world of design on a greater scale and began to fine tune the skill of hand lettering. The more he worked on lettering the more he found his calling. Design and illustration will always be in his ever growing portfolio but lettering, along with his wife Kelsey (and coffee), holds his heart.

Drew has put in the work, continues to put in the work and is constantly humbled by the process. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his beautiful wife and stacks of books, working as a letterer, graphic designer, and occasional illustrator. Though he has moved across the country and changed titles within the design world, his passion still remains.

Below are a few of my favorites from his amazing portfolio.

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Inspired by… Dysfunctional Valentines

I wrote about the work of talented designer Eliza Cerdeiros about a year ago, with her launch of a fun tumblr called Motivational Monday! Today I bring you her lovely hand-lettered stylings once more, this time in the form of a collaboration with Lauren Machlica. As Eliza described, Dysfunctional Valentines is a collection of Valentine’s Day cards for those we hate to love! Instead of your typical mushy Valentines, these cards keep it real!

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