I’ve always had a thing for cursive. In grade school, handwriting was one of my favorite “subjects” and to this day, nothing is more therapeutic than sitting down with a marker and paper and just drawing random words & phrases. It wasn’t until college when I realized what you could actually do with simple hand lettering. If you go on Pinterest and do a simple “hand typography” search, you will see millions of amazing pieces. Some crazy detailed, and some just simple words. But no matter how intricate it is, you can always seem to see the designer’s personality shine through. Whether that be with the words they are writing, or the “flowy-ness” of their pen, you can always tell a little bit about them simply by the look of the piece.
And that’s what I love most about the freedom of art. To do exactly what you want to do. I’ve said it before, but the times I design best is when I turn off my computer and let the ideas flow on paper. The times when the influence or inspiration of the web is shut off.
And that’s how these cards were created. On simple white computer paper & a marker. After scanning in the drawing, I did a bit of digitizing, threw on some grunge texture & color, and called it day. (If you want to see the actual “before-computer” drawing, you can hop on over to my Instagram.)
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These printable note cards are available to download for free above, and would make a perfect “just because” card. Because nothing says, “Oh hey” like a “Oh hey” card, right? Right.