Chalk One Up for Hand-Lettering

Posted by Erich Shelton on Friday, August 12, 2011 Under: Inspiration
With an ever increasing dependence upon the digital media, the art form of hand-lettered type is a dying skill. I came across the work of Dana Tanamachi recently and was impressed by her hand rendered signage in chalk (another dying art form). While we still see evidence of chalk art on metropolitan streets, its temporary nature makes it a media that many can't be bothered to perfect. The temporal nature of this media, combined with the fact that it takes hours to perfect a good hand for lettering makes the numbers of practitioners even smaller.

Dana Tanamachi is a graphic designer and custom chalk letterer living in Brooklyn, New York. She currently works at Louise Fili Ltd. So, if there are any type enthusiasts out there and you are tired of digital type, check it out and let it inspire you.

Nagging Doubt "The Pull" from Dana Tanamachi on Vimeo.

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Erich Shelton I am a retired adjunct professor from the University of Southern Indiana, located in Evansville. My favourite subjects to teach are obviously ‘Typography’ as well as ‘Graphic Design History’, 'Senior Seminar' and ‘Computer Illustration.’