7 Hand Lettering Artists Who Are Making Calligraphy Cool Again

7 Hand Lettering Artists Who Are Making Calligraphy Cool Again

7 Hand Lettering Artists Who Are Making Calligraphy Cool Again

We’re at a point in the digital era where some people are returning to or incorporating analog arts into the digital space. Part of this shift is the comeback of hand lettering. In a world full of highly digitized and clean, uniform, Apple-esque style, something created by hand is a novelty that is increasingly appreciated. Calligraphy is exponentially more human than sans-serif typography, and here at Snapfluence we’re all about humanizing marketing. Not to mention hand lettered art is highly shareable. 

So here are 7 of our favorite hand lettering artists on Instagram who are bringing their messages to life beautifully. 

1. @neilsecretario

Neil’s feed is full of effortlessly cool lettering, helpful process videos in Adobe Illustrator, quick tips, and behind-the-scenes of his workflow.

2. @cl_lettering

Holly shares a wealth of hand lettering hyperlapses with a variety of marker, pen, and brush types. She even frequently uses good ol’ Crayola markers, which proves you don’t need fancy materials to make something beautiful. 

A photo posted by Holly (@cl_lettering) on

A photo posted by Holly (@cl_lettering) on

A photo posted by Holly (@cl_lettering) on

3. @samzawrites

Sam’s playful and bright hand lettering is sure to make you smile. Bonus for Harry Potter fans: She’s currently participating in a HP lettering challenge so she’s got lots of Potterdom themed content.

A photo posted by Sam Zabell (@samzawrites) on

A photo posted by Sam Zabell (@samzawrites) on

A photo posted by Sam Zabell (@samzawrites) on

4. @handlettereddesign

Lisa stands out by cleverly using hand lettering to visually convey messages & questions to her audience, and to generate dialogue. Bonus: Lisa and her hand lettering partner in crime Addi also offer online classes and resources for those who want to learn lettering. 

5. @pfirnberg

Paige incorporates a lot of incredible textures into her hand lettering, and her letterform arrangements are gorgeous. 

A photo posted by Paige Firnberg (@pfirnberg) on

A photo posted by Paige Firnberg (@pfirnberg) on

A photo posted by Paige Firnberg (@pfirnberg) on

6. @mdemilan

David creates some killer color gradients in his lettering (although he has yet to reveal his secret method) and infuses a lot of his content with humor. Bonus: his #TypeMyBrand series is brilliant, beautiful, and a noteworthy method for catching the attention of a brand you want to work with. 

A photo posted by David Milan (@mdemilan) on

A photo posted by David Milan (@mdemilan) on

A photo posted by David Milan (@mdemilan) on

7. @ep_lettering

Erica’s lightweight pencil and micron hand letterings are elegant and flawless. Can’t help but swoon at that line work. 

What other analog arts are popping up in your social networks? 

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