What are some of the most useful resources for aspiring graphic designers who want to try hand-lettering?

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  • I feel like the "tips" part of this question is too broad as there are tons and it depends on what you have done/can do. You might limit it to resources Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 17:10
  • @ZachSaucier I know, I did hesitate before posting. At the same time I feel the "tips" part of the question is the most useful as some of this information may not be found as readily. For example, I'm thinking about things like warming up your arm/hand first, writing with your whole body and not just with your wrist, etc.
    – curious
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 17:13
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    I feel like that's a different question altogether and would be very similar to my handwriting improvement question Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 17:16
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    Pencil and paper.
    – benteh
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 23:06

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I'm currently working through Mary Kate McDevitt's book The Hand Lettering Ledger which has been greatly beneficial to my craftsmanship and has taught me a lot through examples and tips.

The most important way to learn for me is to practice lettering and to do so a lot. Then I look at examples for inspiration, both online and in the world around me, and continue practicing my lettering. The book does a good job of showing different styles of lettering and gives lots of space to create right next to or near the examples.

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