For the Love of Lettering

For the Love of Lettering

Tobias Saul, lettering artist, and illustrator, shares secretes and throws light on the realm of lettering and the effects of the pandemic on Germany’s art and design community.

Lettering and calligraphy are taking the internet by storm, filling our social media feeds with delicate swirls of alphabets. But illustrating letters is no simple feat, and there is a little more than what meets the eye.

To Create we must Destroy, T-Shirt Design
To Create we must Destroy, T-Shirt Design
Amsterdam Dandy Logotype for Barber Birdman.
Amsterdam Dandy Logotype for Barber Birdman.

From ornate vintage style to clean modern looks, Tobias Saul can design wonderous hand letterings and illustrations. Having graduated in graphic design at a college in Düsseldorf, Germany, Saul’s shift to lettering was not a conscious decision. “By the end of my studies, I began working for a print magazine called ‘The Heritage Post’, founded by Uwe Van Afferden. He gave me the task of illustrating from time to time and saw some talent in me, especially in drawing letters. This was the starting point for me to dive into the world of hand lettering,” said Saul. But this field was not as popular as it is today.

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