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10 Talented Hand-Lettering Artists You Should Follow On Instagram To Be Inspired
By Melissa Goh, 18 Mar 2016
Image via @markvanleeuwn
Hand-lettering is a craft that is becoming increasingly popular—not only is the end results visually pleasing, but the creative process is also very satisfying to watch. Hand-lettered artworks are widely use on posters, as logos, for home decor, and on greeting cards these days.
We have rounded up 10 talented hand-lettering artists that you should follow on Instagram. They offer tutorial videos to help you perfect the craft, vibrant designs that you can emulate on your party invites, and lovely creations that could serve as inspiration for your own projects.
1. Sean McCabe
Learn the basics of hand-lettering with free tutorials provided by McCabe. Apart from teaching the principles of the craft, his Instagram posts are often filled with the practice pieces seen in his sketchbooks.
2. Danielle Evans
Known for creating typographic quotes made with edible ingredients, Evans has created an Instagram account under the handle @marmaladebleue, showcasing her delicious typographic creations that are delightful visual treats.
3. Mark van Leeuwen
Based in Italy, @markvanleeuwn is an Instagram account filled with bold, monochromatic hipster-inspired hand-lettered quotes and designs.
4. Abbey Sy
@abbeysy is an artist and author from the Philippines, and her colorful artworks will surely bring a dose of sunshine into your life. She has also created a line of postcards titled ‘#LettersfromABC’, where she designs hand-lettered postcards with messages starting with every letter of the alphabet.
5. Kenzie Lind
Working under the name of @unikacollections, these beautiful hand-lettered wooden pallets would be a great addition to your home's decor. They are created for a good cause, with 10 percent of all proceeds given to bring clean water to people who need it.
6. Andrew Fox
Previously featured for his calligraphic drawings of animals, Andrew’s latest series feature a fun collection of ‘Calligraphic Cities’. His other works include pun-filled hand-lettered quotes that will put a smile on your face.
@dangerdust boast a collection of #MicroQuotes created with different tools and mediums, including color pencils, inks and paints.
8. Sara Marshall
The lettering artist behind these elegant calligraphic logos of famous brands, Sara is on a new collection that will inspire wanderlust as she documents her travel destinations on ink and paper.
9. James Lewis
Using craft paper as the primary medium for his hand-letter works, Lewis’ pieces created with sharpies and different colored pens seem to pop right off the paper.
10. Lauren Hom
As seen on her Instagram profile, Lauren is a traveling illustrator and has created a series of eye-catching letterings of the countries she has been to. Apart from her travel-inspired works, she also creates beautiful large-scale hand-lettered wall murals with chalks.
Are you inspired to start on your own hand-lettering project yet?
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