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Hand Lettering on the Bowery

This is a hand lettered "A" found on a storefront in the Bowery, Manhattan. I took the photo with my Treo cellphone (which seems to be my current standard camera of choice) converted the photo into black and white and then put the color layer on top, and cut away.

I have to admit that I'm very partial to the look of hand lettering, even though I don't use it that much in my own graphic design work. I guess because I know what looks good I tend to be a harsh critic of my own work. Of course part of the charm of hand lettering is that it is imperfect. This was a lesson that Ellen Shapiro taught me back in the day.


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