Often we’re critical about the end design, but behind the scenes a lot of process go to work, and one of which is sketching. Sketching is the skeleton of the idea that was came to be originally as a thought. Sometimes a client needs a unique brand new logo or typeface that is more convenient to draw on the paper and after that scan it into Photoshop or Illustrator.
Sketching means a lot for graphic designers, even if the final design is supposed to be placed on the web. Most of creatives prefer to spend hours with pencil before translating the design into reality with editing software. Even a typeface starts with a tiny sketch, in fact, every great type starts with a single line.
Today I’d like to show the beauty of typography and lettering through the creation process. I’ve put together 20 inspiring examples of old-style typography sketches for your inspiration.
1. Typography (Creative Mints) by Mike | Creative Mints
2. Living Stream by Eddie Lobanovskiy
3. Handlettered Logotypes by Mateusz Witczak
4. Happy Birthday To You by Ross Moody
5. Logo&Type – Handlettering by Mateusz Witczak
6. The Sketch Collection Vol02 by Marcelo Schultz
7. Awaken Our Hearts – Sketch by Drew Melton
8. Hand Type Vol. 14 by Raul Alejandro
9. Friday Type 2 – Marceloschultz.Com by Marcelo Schultz
10. Fantastic by Olga Vasik
11. Sullen Style Play by Ryan Hamrick
12. Brush Lettering Collection No. 1 by Neil Secretario
13. Sketches & Logos 2013 by Jackson Alves
14. Voyager by Pellisco
15. Self Portrait by Carl Fredrik Angell
16. NSAAFA exhibition of students by Steve Seven
17. Moonshine Bandits: Custom Lettering Logo Design by Pale Horse
18. Sketches & Logos 2013 by Jackson Alves
19. Chronic Creator by Sean McCabe
20. Thank God It’s Friday ! by Marcelo Schultz