Along with gathering work from some of the finest hand lettering artists from around the world, Matt asked me if I would be willing to not only include some of my own pieces, but to design the title graphic for the show. I was honored to have been given the opportunity to create this custom lettered piece and it was a pleasure to work alongside Matt to produce one of the most alluring exhibitions the University has showcased to date.
I illustrated vintage-inspired characters for the word ‘DRAW’ to depict 1930's marquee signage which hotels and theaters utilized to make their façade easily visible to call attention to the establishment; or, to draw people in.
I went through several iterations before I landed on this playful execution for ‘Lettering’ in which the second story ‘g’ swash is pretty much hugging her children (or letterforms) that precede her.
Matt Laumann and I painted the title graphic mural together which took us approximately 8 hours to complete from start to finish.
* All videos and photography are courtesy of Stevenson University.