Hannah Furnell


Graphic Designer, Manchester www.hannahfurnell.co.uk

Creative Alphabets - Hand Drawn

Here are some pieces I found when I looked into the illustrative style of putting across the alphabet. Not all pieces are complete alphabets, but are just illustrative styles I found interesting:

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Si ScottSi Scott The above pieces are by one of my favourite illustrators, Si Scott. I love his work because of how much fine detail he puts into his typography and images, which are all hand drawn. I like how his typography flows with the curls, swirls and patterns he creates using fine-liner and pencil. Stuart Whitton - Clothing and Accessories (Actually Handdrawn) This piece by Stuart Whitton uses clothing and accessories to create an alphabet. On first glance each piece of clothing looks as if it is photographed, but all are hand drawn to a very fine detail.

Hand Drawn Laptop By Unknown This illustration is by an unknown artist, but i like the style it has been drawn in, very sketchy and doodle-like.

Richard Peacock, 2009 - In Between Very bold and simple, but effective, In Between By Richard Peacock, 2009 Mystical woodland inspired alphabet - in pencil by Eika Dopludo This is a mystical woodland inspired alphabet created in pencil by Eika Dopludo, also very fine detailed for such small typeface. AB1 By Unknown This typeface I found whilst looking at different fonts; the artist is unknown but it reminds me slightly of the illustrative style of Si Scott.

Jessica Hische Jessica Hische creates this typeface using a very organic, natural and flowing style.

Jeannie and Jewell Alphabet The Jeannie and Jewell Alphabet is inspired by exotic animals and has almost a vintage look to its style.

Swifty, 2009 - a-z Very much in the pop art style, Swifty creates an alphabet with very bold lines and colours. Hennie Haworth, 2009 - Alphabet I love the detail to this illustration by Hennie Haworth. I like how the alphabet is silhouetted over the top of the very detailed background, and also like the colours that have been used together.Helen Lang, 2009 - Animalphabet Another animal inspired alphabet, Animalphabet by Helen Lang, 2009.

Hand Drawn By Unknown This is also an unknown artist, but i like the sketchy and detailed style to the typeface.

B Is For Bling By Unknown This piece I really like; although very simple, I think it works well with the small illustrations and different typefaces used accross the page. I could see this working well as a whole sketchbook of the alphabet; a letter and saying for each double page. This unknown artist has used the letter B and gone with the saying 'B is for Bling'.

Alphabet Badges By Unknown

I like the vintage look to this typeface style and the way the colours have been used. I also like the detail that has been put into the font; it reminds me slightly of a vintage fair. The artist is unknown.

Alphabet An Exhibition of Hand-Drawn Lettering & Experimental Typography This is a poster created for 'Alphabet - An Exhibition of Hand-Drawn Lettering & Experimental Typography'. I like how so many different font styles have been put accross in one piece.

Unknown Here is a t-shirt design I found whilst searching hand drawn alphabets, I like how this also combines different typefaces.