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Monoline typography, digital print design.

Everything Was Beautiful – Monoline Lettering Process Video and Digital Print

Brush calligraphy has been a serious obsession of mine for the past 4-5 years. As I’ve perfected my technique (and am still learning more every day), I’ve also been interested in mastering other lettering techniques.

A collection of vintage nibs have come into my possession, many of them different sizes of Speedball B series round nibs. I love creating graphic compositions with a light sketch before using sumi ink to execute with different nib sizes and a straight holder.

“Everything Was Beautiful” in the process video to the right is a Kurt Vonnegut quote that has always spoke to me. I decided to make the artwork into a digital print as well, which required scanning the original and reworking the design in Adobe Illustrator.

If you are interested, I implore you to check the link below which goes to our Etsy listing for the item. And stay tuned for more monoline lettering goodness! As always, we take custom orders. Select “request custom” on any Etsy listing or send us a contact form and we’ll get back to you with a quote ASAP!