This spring I was honored to letter a pack called All American Grit for Go Media, a Cleveland, Ohio-based studio that offers great design for web, branding and print. Go Media are also the presenters of Weapons of Mass Creation, a 3-day festival in Cleveland of insightful talks, workshops and performances by and for creatives.
Part of the All American Grit Lettering Pack
Here’s a little bit more info about the pack and my process:
“This lettering pack is all-American! It includes words that we associate with America’s strong work ethics and American-made pride. During my recent travels to Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Austria I encountered some people’s opinions about American-made products and the general impression was that American-made is usually equated with ‘well-made’.
As a calligrapher I mainly engage in non-modified lettering, where the first go is the only go for a word, sentence, paragraph or page. And if it doesn’t come out the way I intended I either accept the results or do it over. The lack of editing has helped me to relax and embrace a certain flow when I letter.
The tools I used for this pack include the Japanese-made pointed pen Nikko G nib (originally designed for Anime artists), German-made Haff ruling pen (originally an architectural tool) , homemade cola pen (yes, the writing tip is made out of a small piece of a Coca Cola can), various square edge brushes and the beloved American-made Sharpie.”