Write more handwritten letters

9 Jul

Remember the sentiment of this Pinterest A-Z post? Last week I came across this appropriate print by Mary Kate McDevitt and have really enjoyed browsing her work. She’s one designer who definitely practices what she preaches!

I’ve always enjoyed messing around with my handwriting… adding my own little loops and twirls to the regulation joined-up writing we were taught at school was about as rebellious as I got during my early years! I love the idea that someone can build a career around a passion for writing and have the title ‘Illustrator and Letterer’ on their CV.

Mary Kate McDevitt lives in Portland, Oregon and mixes creating prints and cards for her Etsy shop with commissions for magazines, shops, restaurants and designing posters for events.

I often toy with the idea of making a blackboard wall / door / panel somewhere in Le Flat… I reckon I’d be much more inclined to go ahead if I could write like this!

{all Mary Kate McDevitt}

There are lots more examples of Mary Kate’s illustrations on her website and a selection of designs are for sale here on Etsy.

3 Responses to “Write more handwritten letters”

  1. Polly Rowan July 10, 2012 at 21:38 #

    I really like handwritten illustrations and text prints at the moment. I think it’s a great skill, mine never come out quite right! xx

  2. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! July 10, 2012 at 08:04 #

    Love these! I love handwritten letters too, can’t beat them!

  3. Michelle July 9, 2012 at 12:18 #

    I’m trying to practice handwriting ‘art’. It is quite therapeutic. No-where near as good as these ladies though.

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