The recent resurgence of lettering and calligraphy over the last few years has given them a whole new life. You can see both being used in almost every industry there is.
Aside from being a hobby you could learn while having a day job, lettering and calligraphy are also professions you could make a decent living out of. If you’ve ever questioned why you would start learning these two skills, this list of eighteen different uses will hopefully change your mind.
You’ll get to see how versatile they can be through examples as well as familiarize yourself with the various sub niches within lettering and calligraphy.
1. Logotype Design
Logotype by Mackey Saturday.
2. Wedding Invitations
Hand-lettered wedding invitation by Nathan Yoder.
3. Physical Products
Various products with custom lettering by Tinlun Studio.
Hand-painted mural by Gemma O’Brien.
Hand-painted sign by Ged Palmer.
6. Album Artwork
Brush pen calligraphy by Matt Vergotis.
7. Movie Titles
Custom logotype by Michael Doret.
Lettering for ad campaign by Erik Marinovich.
Custom lettering for spread by Neil Secretario.
Holiday card by Scott Biersack.
11. Beverage Labels
Lettering by Jon Contino.
12. Company Motto/Manifesto
Custom lettering for coffee shop by Eric Friedensohn.
13. Book Covers
Custom Lettering by Drew Melton.
Chalk lettering for menu by Lauren Hom.
Custom lettering for packaging by Simon Walker.
Dimensional type by Danielle Evans.
Calligraphic tattoo design by Sergey Shapiro.
Brush script font by Mika Melvas.
Want to add to the list? Let me know.