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Sharon Green Lettering & Illustration

Brett MacFadden and Scott Thorpe were my typography teachers while I was studying at California College of the Arts. I always get stoked when they toss jobs my way, especially when they're handling the difficult task of client relations for me! The prompt for this one was simple: make a good version of what you see below.




Sharon Green

Creative Direction

MacFadden & Thorpe



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The lovely sketch provided by Brett and Scott. As they say: ”Shit in, shit out.” So although this was the starting point, I had to find some reference of oak leaves and acorns that was a little higher resolution.

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Sometimes it's interesting to see a combination of type and image, instead of just superimposing them together. This was a fun experiment, but at the same time, quite ugly!

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I went back to the scan, and tried to draw a better version, while testing out different options for shading the leaves.

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Once a decision was made, I came though with a tiny water color brush and mumbled, “Don’t fuck up” over and over to myself while I inked it in.

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Once inked, I scanned the little bastard in, and painstakingly vectored everything manually. Though this isn't the most creative work, I sure enjoy the before and after!

Covik Sans Bold
Covik Sans Regular
Covik Sans Regular Italic
Ohno Blazeface 18 Point
Covik Sans Bold Italic
Vulf Mono Light Italic
Vulf Mono Bold Italic