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    Daily Paper Prompt #37: Block Letters

    “I think that is what film and art and music do;
    they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings.”
    Bruce Springsteen

    Today's prompt is to practice drawing block letters. Not just any block style, but starting with a square or rectangle and carving (by drawing) out spots to leave the letter as the negative space. You only draw the lines that give the impression or hint of the letter. You can be as tricky or devious or cryptic as you wish. These fonts are not drawn for readability but for interest and intrigue. Design your own letters, or follow an example you find on the web or a block letter font. 

    Fillmore concert poster from 1966-67 from artist Wes Wilson. Hand-drawn psychedelic art from The Art of the Fillmore: The Poster Series 1966-1971 (Lemke). The collection is described on the jacket as an "intoxicating compendium of the funkiest posters of this century." 

    places i've been, july 2011

    Examples of negative space in logos and fonts at WebUrbanist.

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    Reader Comments (5)

    ^_^ Caught up today - the prompts have been awesome :) Thank you!

    09.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne

    mines up :)

    09.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

    OHMAN... I adore lettering especially these funky examples you show... I might spend this afternoon drawing letters - and go all funky on orange and purple and yellow... 'yeah babe!'

    09.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarit

    i've been doing these on the day, but not had time to post photos! *LOVED* this one, it reminds me of the things we used to draw and write all over our notebooks at school!!! :)

    (it's the bottom page in this post:

    09.8.2012 | Unregistered Commenterlauren

    I have so many to post, but it gets to be a headache posting from my phone. Hoping for a fixed computer soon! Thanks for the awesome prompts, Tammy! I love Daisy Yellow :)

    09.14.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim Caine

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