Sunday, January 1, 2012

How to Design Rustic Type

1. Photograph a log.
2. Convert it to grayscale.
3. Increase contrast.
4. Posterize image and create a black and white TIFF file.
5. Send file to Vector Magic.
6. Send vectorized image as PDF to engraver.
7. Hand-color print with granulated watercolors and salt.
8. Repeat for each letter below.

TIP: For snow-capped and icicle letters, spray with water and freeze quickly.
Wishing all of you good cheer
in my very first log of the New Year! 
::With apologies to Lunada Bay Letterpress, for my log adaptation. 

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