Every letterer has tools that work best for them and these are a few of my favorites. Try them out, experiment and most importantly, have fun with it! Remember - the key to mastering anything is patience and dedicated practice.
These three are my go-to favs and always in my daily kit.
Mechanical pencils are super clutch and zero fuss. The sleek 0.5mm Draftmatic is especially great for travel.
Eraser sticks are great for on-the-go lettering. I have yet to refill this Tuffstuff and I've had it for years!
Beyond the Basics
These pens are great if you're looking to expand your daily kit.
A solid back-up brush pen, the hard tip Fudenosuke has more structure but enough give to create thick strokes.
This 1.0mm Micron is amazing for filling in large areas. I use it after outlining a piece with a thinner pen first.
When creating guidelines and grids, a see-through ruler always comes in handy.
Rhodia papers are incredibly sleek and bright white. They're great for use in both lettering and calligraphy.
Love this soft cover, dot grid notebook for sketching and refining ideas on the go.
Sleek, simple and super bright. The Huion's adjustable LED settings are great for tracing and refining sketches.
Learning is good for the creative soul and these books are fantastic resources for inspiration and insight.
The Art of Hand Lettering for Beginners
by Joanna Muñoz (yep, me!)
The Art of Hand Lettering for Beginners is a hands-on guide to master the art of lettering and create your own signature style. The book includes:
8 sample alphabets (4 cursive, 4 print) that offer stroke-by-stroke instruction and space to practice, plus downloadable practice sheets.
20 projects that include thank-you cards, gift tags, wrapping paper, bunting, envelope liners, place cards, and more!
Create your own alphabet that provides guidance for personalizing your style with tips for incorporating different moods and tones for variety.