Wedding Signs

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have been seeing lots of hand-lettered signs and phrases over the past week that I designed for a wedding. I have done typography projects before, most notably the signage for Longbridge Public Art Project's Unit, but this is the first wedding I worked on!

Megan gave me some phrases she wanted with example signs that she had been inspired by. She wanted them A4 size to be put in frames, and in a couple of cases she wanted particular illustrations on them. Apart from that, she gave me control over the rest of it.

This brief really called for a variety of pens, and the most irreplacable ones were the Gold Letraset Metallic Marker and my white gel pen. Most of the pens I used came from my collection of Promarkers & Aquamarkers and Faber-Castell Grip Colour Markers. I found that system3 Acyrlic Paper was great for this project, as it had the right gsm (thickness) and a nice texture that helped the signs fit with the style of the rest of the wedding.

The venue of the wedding was a cute barn on large rural grounds, and I let the research I did into the site influence my designs. I handed them back to Megan the week before the wedding and I was delighted to see them framed and presented at the wedding.