Alphabet Journal Flip-Thru

One of my many journals in process is my Alphabet Journal. This is a journal I found at the bookstore with cute framing around the pages and I'm filling it with alphabets and lettering experiments, plus mandalas and some bold doodles and experiments with negative space. 

I practice and scheme and strategize and work and think. What if I tilted this letter G by 90 degrees? What if I swirled the Y inward? What if I treated the upper case A like three pieces of wood? All of the practice lettering means that when I go to write letters in my journal I am very familiar with my favorite techniques and have a decent idea how much space each letter will take. So I can better judge how I might place the words so that they fit in a particular space. 

Start your own journal dedicated to the alphabet.

You might practice your lettering, test pens, markers and ink, and collect examples of cool typography and logos and tuck them inside.