I’ve always loved typography, printed ephemera, numbers, letters, characters and glyphs…even before I became a graphic designer. As a youngster, I loved collecting vintage postcards, stationery, decals and would spend hours flipping through old magazines, books and posters at thrift stores and antique shops. Even nowadays, on the rare occasion when I have time to go “antiquing” or “thrifting”, I find myself gravitating towards the milk crates of vintage magazines and books, and sifting through piles of postcards and old photographs.
So since today is 1-11-11, I thought I’d sketch “one.11.eleven”, referencing some basic fonts. I started with pencil and then went over it in ballpoint pen, followed by some random splotches and squiggles from a dropper of yellow and then blue Higgins drawing ink.
I already posted this yesterday, but thought I’d show it again (since it goes with today’s sketch)…here’s a detail of Mason’s number 11 from a card he made the other day.