#DS Lettering

by Grace Bonney

I have a healthy obsession with hashtags. I say healthy because I don’t walk around actually saying “hashtag” all the time, but I do find them fascinating and incredibly useful as ways to sort and organize images on social media* channels, especially . I’ve found so many new artists, companies, places to travel and even friends through hashtag challenges, so I’m excited to announce a new one for June: #DSLETTERING.

After watching the documentary ┬áby Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, I started following more and more artists online who paint signs by hand. But my interest in hand-lettering didn’t stop there. It extended from beautiful, gold-leaf window signs on to stationery, personalized luggage and just about anything else that can be dressed up with a little lettering. There is absolutely an art and a real skill behind exquisite lettering, and this month’s challenge is about celebrating and showcasing that art everywhere you see it. So when you’re out and about, snap a picture of eye-catching lettering you see near you (signs, cards, details on packaging) and upload them to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #DSLETTERING. We’ll choose our favorites to post here (and on our social channels) at the end of the month! I can’t wait to see the gorgeous lettering you all find. [Please note: if you know the name of an artist you’re photographing for this, please include that information in your caption.] xo, grace

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*If you’re interested in social media and want join me for my first workshop at Makeshift Society in Brooklyn, click here to grab a spot. I’m sharing my secrets and the techniques I’ve used to grow our social platform of over 900K followers.

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