Lettering Tools

Below is my ever-growing list of tools I personally prefer or have used throughout my experience as a lettering artist. I’ve also compiled other resources to help you get started that I’ve either found or written. Enjoy them freely.

Lettering Tools

lead-holder

Staedtler Lead Holder

Tombow Dual Brush Pen

Tombow Dual Brush Pen

Faber-Castell Brush Pen

Faber-Castell Brush Pen

Tombow Fude Brush Pen–Soft

Tombow Fude Brush Pen–Soft

Sakura Brush Pen

Sakura Brush Pen

Pentel Color Brush Pen

Pentel Color Brush Pen

Scotch Removable Tape

Scotch Removable Tape

Custom Logo Seal Embosser

Custom Logo Seal Embosser

staedtler-lead

Staedtler 2mm Lead H2 and HB

Zebra Disposable Brush Pen–Fine

Zebra Disposable Brush Pen–Fine

Sharpie Brush Pen

Sharpie Brush Pen

Tombow Fude Brush Pen–Hard

Tombow Fude Brush Pen–Hard

Pentel Fude Touch Sign Pen

Pentel Fude Touch Sign Pen

Micron Pen Set

Micron Pen Set

Niji Pouch

Niji Pouch

lead-sharpener

Staedtler Lead Pointer

Zebra Disposable Brush Pen–Medium

Zebra Disposable Brush Pen–Medium

Copic Sketch Marker

Copic Sketch Marker

Pilot Pocket Brush Pen

Pilot Pocket Brush Pen

Koi Color Brush

Koi Color Brush

C-Thru Ruler

C-Thru Ruler

Joby Gorillapod

Joby Gorillapod

Blog Posts

  • gemma obrien lettering workshop

    Should You Attend A Lettering Workshop?

    As soon as I found out that Gemma O’Brien was coming to California to teach a lettering workshop, I registered immediately. I hesitated for a brief moment only because I had never been to one before, but I knew that the experience would be invaluable. I’ve been a fan of her work for years…

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  • lettering

    Top 4 Resources to Learn Lettering

    Over the last few months, I’ve received several emails from people asking about lettering books and courses. I put together this list to answer some of those frequent questions and a couple extra resources to learn lettering. 1. Online Courses seanwes I took Sean’s Learn Lettering Master Class when it first…

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  • Lettering Artists & Inspiration – Part 2

    At the time of my Lettering Artists & Inspiration post last year, I was still very much a newbie to the lettering scene. I knew of only a handful of artists and since then, I’ve discovered many more worth following. So to keep things fresh, I decided to follow up with a…

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  • Lettering Basics: Brush Pens & Pen Pressure

    How do you know when and where to add the proper amount of pressure when working with brush pens? This is a common question I’m sure most beginners starting out in hand lettering are curious about. I was definitely one of them. With no prior experience or assistance from a…

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  • My Go-to Lettering Tools

    When I first started lettering, I used what I had—some plain ‘ole printer paper and a 0.7mm lead pencil. There was nothing special about it. All the fancy pens were nothing more than just something to write with and I definitely didn’t know the different types. What helped me in the beginning…

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