The Art of Hand Lettering with Ryan Hamrick

A picture is worth a thousand words…but that doesn’t mean we should underestimate the power of words; especially when they’re drawn in super cool ways.

We had hand lettering master Ryan Hamrick come by Threadless recently to share his craft! He stopped in the Windy City as part of his “Curves Ahead” tour where he’s taking his “Handling the Curve” workshop across the country. And with the Society of Typographic Arts Chicago (STA), he taught his tricks of the trade right here at Threadless HQ!

Hamrick went from cellphone salesman to finding wild success as a designer after teaching himself the art of hand lettering. He went from never having dabbled in the craft to becoming a designer whose clients include Hallmark, the Country Music Awards, and 2 Chainz.

Here are just a few examples of Hamrick’s amazing work. For more, follow him on Instagram, and click here to see if he’s coming to your city!

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Some lettering for the Red Queen Coloring Book (via Instagram).
Lettering for Hamrick’s Curves Ahead workshop tour (via Instagram).
For the Drunk on Lettering podcast episode that Hamrick was on (via Instagram).
A sticker design (via Instagram).
Crayons gives you some great texture (Via Instagram)
For the Curves Ahead tour (via Instagram).
Texture courtesy of some watercolor paper (via Instagram).

Check out some hand lettering designs from Artist Shops!

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Carlyn Hill

Dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I'm not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.