Neil Young´s Rockin’ In The Free World- A HAND LETTERING EXPERIENCE -
I´ve been thinking for a lot of time on doing a personal project where I could get out of the computer for a little bit, and have pleasure doing something handmade. Getting back to the basics.
Inspired by Neil Young´s Rockin’ In The Free World video, the way the video was edited inspired me to create something bold that resembled his ballad one liners as the song plays, I decided to recreate those cards with handmade type. I ended up doing all the lyrics for the first verse and the chorus.
There are 43 cards done in one month during my spare time using only pencil, graphite, black fine line pens. The challenge was no retouching was allowed. Getting a letter wrong meant starting the page over.
I had a lot of fun doing this project, researching, practicing and getting deeper on typography.
There are some intentional misspellings and puns on the original song video, so I tried to keep that in a certain way.