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1 Croeso

'Croeso': Welsh for 'Welcome' here where I live in the Welsh Marches. (And, please, any Welsh speakers out there, excuse my pronunciation...)

I was asked to make this sign for a local school and I thought it would give us a chance to look at a 'down and dirty', easy way of making a big sign - it only took me about 2 hours from start to finish!

I guess you could call the result relief lettering but it's not really in a technical sense, it's more that the background is textured, ploughed up.

Whatever, this way of working suits big, bold, simple letters; I'll put a few more thoughts in the download. And you needn't stop at letters: any shapes will do; think in terms of silhouettes and borders.

In this introductory video, I look at the lettering itself and draw it directly onto my wood.

The Book:

'Buchstaben' by Kurt Koch, Eulenkopf-Verlag [Eulenkopft Publishers]

This book is in German but the illustrations pretty much speak for themselves. I put the title into a search engine and found copies readily available in the UK, USA and many other countries.

Subscriber download: Welcome Sign - Notes


| 26 May 2020 01:46

I so appreciated the part that was sped up. Many times the videos go from one stage to another, which is understandable due to length, but since I am such a visual person, I am left wondering how you got from 'A to B'.
To see you do the lettering in detail, even though speeded up, allowed me to follow so much better. Thank you so much!

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