Here's a look at how I drew the vectors for my own logo. I learned a LOT about drawing type by doing this, and when I look back on it I really spent a lot of time fiddling because I didn't know what I was doing. I try to draw tighter pencil drawings now because I think it helps speed up the vectors.
During the Graphic Design Festival Breda, Studio AIRPORT held a workshop called 'Tempting Typography'. This three-day-long workshop was based on window-typography.
Every participant joined a retailer on the St.Annastraat. On the basis of an assignment, the participants designed to reach a result which had to qualify and be able to stay on the shopping windows for a longer period of time.
The end result is a beautiful street with extraordinary handwritten window-typography.
BlackLetter was used throughout Europe from about 1150 until the end of the 17th century. One of my current preoccupations is developing a set of modern BlackLetter capitals that are highly legible, in BlackLetter terms, and yet retain the richness and beauty inherent in this ancient category of letterform. From time to time I will film clips like this to record my progress. Prints and originals available from seblester.co.uk, twitter.com/seblester. Music by Carlos Márquez, soundcloud.com/cmdigital