Incredible Typographic Chalk Drawings (Volume II)

// Live A Quiet Life & Work With Your Handsby Dana Tanamachi

Almost two years ago, I posted several time-lapse videos of some pretty Incredible Typographic Chalk Drawings, and they were a huge hit with many of you! This enormous positive response left me searching the web for more spectacular chalk drawings by some fantastic illustrators. Check them out below, and I hope they act as a source of awe and inspiration!

and although this isn’t hand-lettering related, this time-lapse video of Morgan Freeman’s face is AMAZING, and too good not to share!

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The Lost Art Of An Opening Title

A few weeks ago, one of my friend’s and I were discussing The Americans, the awesome new show on FX. Since we’re both graphic designers, we quickly noticed how great the opening titles were (you can check them out here), and sadly, how that’s slowly becoming a lost art in both television shows and films. Which got me thinking of all the films I’ve seen with memorable opening titles. It didn’t take long for all of my favorites materialize in me mind. Check out some my picks below (unfortunately, due to some copyright problems, I couldn’t find the Going The Distance opening sequence on YouTube, nor the one for Watchmen, so just click on their titles to go to the official websites). What are some of your favorites? Comment away!

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Catch Me If You Can


The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Dark Knight Rises

Thank You For Smoking

Stranger Than Fiction


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Jessica Hische Lettering Rendered In Cut Paper

I am a HUGE fan of Jessica Hische and her fabulous hand-lettering work. Recently, Hishe designed the packaging for Beck’s “Song Reader”. A few weeks ago, my boss sent me a link to a YouTube video, where Hische’s cover design was transformed into a breathtakingly fantastic tactile artefact by Ham, who runs the Japanese Beck fan site Hambeck. Check out the video below, and read more about the inspiration behind the piece here!

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