dr dre | lettering

Part of a personal project to experiment with lettering styles by illustrating lyrics that could relate to lettering. 'Been in the lab with a pen and a pad' - A line from Dr Dre's 'Forgot About Dre' Has first been illuminated in an ornate calligraphic style. 

A contemporary take on the work of English writing masters and engravers from the 17th Century. Fine hairlines and smooth flourishes have been used to balance space within the composition and link the three separate lines.