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Organic Digital Lettering – Nick Matej’s 36DaysofType

By May 5, 2018 No Comments
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This series of digital lettering is produced by Nick Matej – an illustrator and lettering artist from Cleveland Ohio.

“I always think about contrast when I’m working ons something. Last year when I did 36 Days of Type, I explored alot of contrast within the letterforms, using a lot of extreme thick and thin lines for most of the characters.

For this series I want to pair these kind of wind-swept branches and leaves with relatively stark, chiseled looking letters and have them intertwine and layer to give some idea of depth. There’s a sense of this randmo organic feeling going on, but I actually take most of the time planning and composing how the leaves are interacting with the letter. I’d say most of the letters are drawn within 20 minutes and then the rest of the time is spent playing with the illustrative aspect”

“What I really love about this is seeing the progression as the series goes on. I do my best not to only focus on one letter or number a day, say to see how things change over the course of the project is intersting. It also lets you experiment a bit and have fun. There’s definitely a general theme going on bt I like to deviate from it” Says Nick.

To find more exciting work that Nick has created, you can visit his instagram.

Organic Digital Lettering

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Letter ‘A’

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Letter ‘B’

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Letter ‘C’

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Letter ‘D’

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Letter ‘E’

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Letter ‘F’

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Letter ‘G’

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Letter ‘H’

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Letter ‘I’

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Letter ‘J’

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Letter ‘K’

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Letter ‘L’

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Letter ‘M’

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Letter ‘N’

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Letter ‘O’

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Letter ‘P’

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Letter ‘Q’

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Letter ‘R’

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Letter ‘S’

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Letter ‘T’

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Letter ‘U’

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Letter ‘V’

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Letter ‘W’

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Letter ‘X’

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Letter ‘Y’

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Letter ‘Z’

Process

Digital Lettering Process on TypeRiot
1. Initial exploration.
2. Experimentation and trying to find the right shape I want to go with.
3. Finalized shape and changed the color.
4. Layered rough floral elements on top to begin playing with composition.
5. Finish letterform and work out composition. Playing with colors to see what works and create a sense of depth.
6. Tweaking colors and cleaning up floral elements.
7. Adding subtle color gradients.
8. Import completed design into Photoshop to add texture.

That's all folks!

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