Polish lettering artist Mateusz Witczak is this weeks featured lettering artist in episode 8 of the Hand Lettering Podcast. Listen to ‘Featured Lettering Artist Mateusz Witczak’ to discover some truly incredible lettering work that provides a great example of how to use flourishes and swirls effectively. Get a dose of inspiration by lettering a suggested quote, plus hear a discussion on the differences between hand lettering and fonts that stemmed from a question about font. 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 Mateusz Witczak to look up, along with a specific piece of work he has created. (Links just below in the show notes.)
· An inspiring quote if you’re stuck for something to letter, which is also great for beginners.
· A question and answer segment, where I answer your hand lettering questions.
Show Notes & Links
Mateusz Witczak Designs – Mateusz’s website
@mateuszwitczakdesigns – Mateusz’s Instagram account.
The House Of The Rising Sun – Featured piece of work
The House Of The Rising Sun WIP – Work in progress for featured piece of work
We must use time creatively. – Martin Luther King Jr
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!
Use the brand new hashtag #LetteringTutorialGallery so I can find all of your lovely work inspired by the quotes easily, and so others can find your work too! This great idea of using a specific hashtag was suggested by regular listener Mirjana!
Q & A
This episode features a question that got asked in the Hand Lettering HQ Facebook group I manage a few weeks back. The question was in reference to a piece of hand lettered work shared in the group, I thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about the differences between hand lettering, fonts and typography in this episode.
The group member asked
What font is this?
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.
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Have you tried to letter more than three or four words in one piece? Do you find it a struggle to letter joining words like ‘the’ and ‘of’ in creative and unique ways each time you use them? Please feel free to share your thoughts on this episode in the comments below.