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These very-limited edition calendars are the result of a year-long project involving the careful digitization of hand-brushed type. They came out great—not only for the first time Christopher Rouleau converted hand-lettering to digital lettering—and I won’t be surprised if he has to make more next year to meet demand. 




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This calendar is the culmination of a year-long lettering project. Each month, I hand-lettered a dozen header options with a Pentel brush pen, rendered the final selects in Illustrator, and incorporated them into the layouts. I also hand-lettered a supplementary set of numerals and capitals for the week titles. These were compiled in FontLab, and then typeset into the final calendar spreads. Each hand-trimmed calendar also includes a personalized, hand-lettered & editioned cover sheet.

A full post on the process here: The Making of the 2014 Calendar

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This was my first time converting hand-lettering to digital lettering on such a large scale. It was challenging—and gratifying—to refine each of the titles, while preserving their original spontaneity and flavor. Hand-trimming a limited edition is always a good exercise in consistency and patience, especially when you don't have any overstock. Measure twice, cut once!”

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Duncan Robertson

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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January 6, 2014


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