I first discovered my love for lettering in sophomore year of high school when I mistakenly bought a brush pen from Daiso thinking it was a regular pen. I was curious as to how a brush pen was supposed to be used, and one Youtube search later, I was hooked. In the chaos of living life as a high schooler and then a college student, many of my hobbies, including lettering, were sitting in the back of my mind, collecting dust.
I took the opportunity of focusing my senior thesis on lettering in order to rediscover how passionate I used to be about typography, art, and calligraphy. I spent a large chunk of my undergrad being stressed and experiencing designer's block, so Brush Up! is a reminder to myself that there is fun and creativity to be found in the most unexpected places.
A handmade booklet highlighting my nontraditional lettering explorations to rediscover my love for typography and art.
Case Study Book
Brush Up! | Title Page
Brush Up! | Lettering Exploration
Brush Up! | Quote
Brush Up! | Woah That's Sick Sketch
Brush Up! | Woah That's Sick
Brush Up! | Take a Walk
While this semester-long project was one of the most difficult ones that I've ever worked on, it was also the most rewarding because of how much fun I had working with odd materials like rice, nail polish, fruits, and more.
Lettering Exploration | Chasing Bread
Lettering Exploration | Nailed It
Lettering Exploration | Gimme Space
Lettering Exploration | Make It Rain
Lettering Exploration | Rice is Life
Lettering Exploration | OK Cool
Lettering Exploration | Woah That's Sick