What is Lettering


Ever since Esther learned "Letter" is a verb, a new world was open. This is her attempt to explain to folks who asks what is lettering.

For her, handlettering is the beautiful act of giving letters wings. Lettering lends personalities to the letterforms, and allows layers of meanings to come alive off any given medium. For this piece, she picked 3 of the things that she really wants to do (if I have 36 hours a day), and interpreted meaning of each craft in handlettering. The rewarding feeling of completing the lettering piece is just as sweet as finishing a real quilting/weaving/punch needle project.




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Esther Nariyoshi

Surface Designer + Illustrator

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❑ Copyright © 2015-2019 Esther Nariyoshi All Rights Reserved ❑

Esther Nariyoshi

[email protected]

Copyright © 2015-2019 Esther Nariyoshi All Rights Reserved