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Liza Ornaments

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.


Underware’s magnificent interpretation of fine brush lettering marries calligraphy to commercial sign painting and vintage advertising scripts. Lovely ornaments let you embellish your declarations of love. From Akiem Helmling, Bas Jacobs, and Sami Kortemäki , this is Liza.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Countdown: T

Only a few weeks left. Leading us toward the end is T, set in Underware’s Dolly. Let’s take a good look at this text face, since we’ve got it up big. Note how the strokes bow, sway, and swell ever so slightly, capturing the movement of the brush. See how the loaded brush leaves the crossbar of the t a little heavy on the right side? The asymmetrical serifs offer a similar diagonal ‘pull’ to the face. You’ll find this tightly drawn brushwork throughout Underware’s library. Well, not for long you won’t. Underware is the collaborative effort of Sami Kortemäki, Akiem Helmling, and Bas Jacobs.

T, set in Dolly