This week marks the six month anniversary since the very first article went live on Lettering Tutorial. This article will be a little different to the usual ones you might have read on here before, as I’ll be taking a look back over the last six months of Lettering Tutorial, and also talking about what I have planned for the future too.
Let’s start by taking a look back over the past six months. To some six months probably won’t seem all that long, but because of the way the site has grown, I feel it’s definitely worth looking back on and sharing that growth with you. I started Lettering Tutorial with the intention of just documenting my hand lettering journey, by writing about my progress and sharing content that I found helpful.
Very early on I started to get encouraging comments from visitors, and a healthy number of visitors to the site too, considering it hadn’t been online all that long. This encouraged me to write more, learn more and look at new ways of bringing helpful lettering content to you. All of the this encouragement led me to create the ‘Lettering Legend’ interview series. I didn’t just want to feel inspired alone, I wanted to bring inspiration to you also.
Aside from sharing what I know and what I’ve learned which I really enjoy doing, the ‘Lettering Legend’ interview series has probably been one of my favourite features to work on in the history of Lettering Tutorial so far. The lettering community have been unbelievably welcoming and helpful when I have reached out. I also can’t thank the ‘Lettering Legends’ I have featured enough. Emma Holmes, Belinda Love Lee, Scott Biersack, Dominique Falla (Typism), Brooke Robinson (Goodtype), and Matt Vergotis have all been so generous with their time, knowledge and experiences. I really hope that you’ve been getting a lot out of the interviews, as the legends provide invaluable tips that can definitely set you ahead as a hand letterer.
Over the weeks I was also able to add new and relevant pages to the site, like ‘Resources’ and ‘Tools’, and watch these areas take off too.
Most recently you may have noticed the site has a new logo and a new look, here is a little before, just incase you’re discovering Lettering Tutorial for the first time. If you hover your mouse over the picture you’ll see it in colour, how the site originally looked. You can also read an in depth article all about the development process of the new logo too, there are a few tips to be picked up.
At this six month point I wanted to give Lettering Tutorial a solid foundation in terms of appearance and layout. So unless something major happens in the next year or two around the way we browse websites, I won’t have to worry about that side of the site. Keeping me free to focus all of my efforts on creating helpful content for you, and learning as much as I can about lettering too.
My first goal is to keep going with the ‘Lettering Legend’ series, as there are many more letterers out there that inspire those around them, and deserve to be recognised for that.
I also want to create tutorials that cover a wider area of lettering. So far many of the tutorials I’ve featured have had a focus on pencil lettering. I want to include more brush lettering and calligraphy tutorials along with other areas of lettering too.
As I add content I want to add to ‘Resources’, this page is still in it’s early stages but can become a great go to page with a bit of work. Allowing you to find certain areas of the site quickly and external resources without having to hunt around.
The final goal for Lettering Tutorial I’d like to focus on is connecting with more of you. It would be great to have more conversations with you, so be sure to say hello.
Whether you’re a repeat visitor or first time visitor thank you for coming by. Thank you for sharing on social media, or following / liking Lettering Tutorial too. Thank you for all those little things that have given me encouragement, and have helped me to make Lettering Tutorial a better place for you, and a passion that I can continue into the future.
Here’s to many more months of learning lettering together!