The art of making hand painted signs with beautiful lettering is slowly vanishing. Right now, almost every aspect of graphic design has been taken over by the digital media. With powerful graphic software like Photoshop and Illustrator, it is now possible to create good-looking designs with nice gradients and fancy text effects in less time.
Now you have a battery of fonts, brushes, color pickers, textures and even actions, to implement on your design in a fly. Gone were the days when you have to create every element by hand even the typography. Nevertheless, the ease with which we create artworks now, is because many artists have labored hard to create resources such as fonts and brushes so that others may have something to use and inspired upon.
In a not so distant past however, everything was done in hand and it wasn’t easy. The signs and logos would even have to fashioned like it. With the changing times, the art of lettering by hand is slowly vanishing but there is something inspirational in it. Freehand lettering demands more skill as an artist and it has a little room for errors as it is not easy to undo. Still however it is a great way and very popular to sketch ideas in hand before moving to the digital tools. This way ideas may flow more naturally.
In this article, we are showcasing a number of hand painted signs with great hand lettering art for the sake of inspiration. Here, we can temporarily leave behind our digitally dependent workplace and revisit the past – see its beauty, its imperfections and the distinctly personalized and passionate feel. Take the glimpse of great hand lettering examples on hand painted signs and enjoy!
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