Free Typography

Over the years I’ve worked on pairing type and pattern together in my illustration in various levels of complexity. Of all the kinds of typographic illustration and tests that I do, this is the style I keep coming back to when given carte blanche. Here is the latest iteration of what I am finding rewarding in this realm, and a sidebar story on how it was put to the test in public at the Portland Art Museum’s monster drawing rally.

Hand drawn typography of the word free, filled with patterns and textures including stripes, dots, clouds, diamond universes, funky flames and swirling stripes.