In a brand new episode of the Hand Lettering Podcast ‘Featured Lettering Artist Alexandra Snowdon’, become inspired by Alexandra and her beautiful illustrative lettering artwork. Join in by lettering a suggested quote, and listen to answers on lettering questions about practice, and digital versus tangible work. This podcast series shares helpful hand lettering information, tips, and resources, everything from beginning lettering to going pro. Previously episodes of the podcast were available every two weeks, episodes are now live every week, usually on a Tuesday!
What you will hear in this podcast episode…
· Sources of inspiration including the lettering artist Alexandra Snowdon to look up, along with a specific piece of work she has created. (Links just below in the show notes.)
· An inspiring quote if you’re stuck for something to letter, that’s also great for beginners.
· A question and answer segment, where I answer your hand lettering questions.
Show Notes & Links
Snowdon Design and Craft – Alexandra’s website
@alexandrasnowdon – Alexandra’s Instagram account.
Collect Moments Not Things – Featured piece of work
Collect Moments Not Things WIP – Work in progress for featured piece of work
Every day brings new choices. – Martha Beck
If you’d like to share your lettering work inspired by this episodes quote, you can do that through social media. You can share your creative works of art on the Lettering Tutorial Facebook page, or tag @letteringtut on Twitter, and @letteringtutorial on Instagram. It would be great to see what you create with the quote!
To see some of the quotes that have been lettered so far – @vitoriaseven
Q & A
This episode features questions sent from Nacho who lives in Spain, Nacho had some questions answered in the second episode of the podcast too!
How important do you think it is learning calligraphy for a letterer? I mean, I know that lettering is all about drawing letters but would calligraphy represent an advantage and to what point? (I’m specifically regarding the learning phase, before going pro)
What part of your work is delivered digitally and what percentage is (still?) delivered as a physical product? Is there any trend on this aspect that you know of?
Also, would you say that prospective customers tend to prefer a digital showcase over a tangible product or the other way around?
If you have a question you’d like answered in the podcast, you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can ask as many questions as you like, and ask about anything at all that’s lettering related.
Thank you for listening it’s so great to be sharing helpful information with you. I’ve had some lovely feedback on the podcast so far but I’d still love to hear more on what you think, and whether there are features you particularly enjoy, or whether there are features you’d like to see added. You can send your feedback to the email address mentioned just above.
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Have you tried to combine lettering with illustration? Do you embrace technology when it comes to lettering or do you have reservations? Please feel free to share your thoughts on this episode in the comments below.