Mos def | lettering


Part of a personal project to experiment with lettering styles by illustrating lyrics that could relate to lettering. 'My ink so hot it burn through the journal' - A line from Mos Def's 'Mathematics' was first informally brush written in an energetic script, Keeping the letterforms controlled but also with a loose calligraphic touch.

The lettering was later refined and rendered in pencil before a digital clean up. Care was taken to retain the subtleties of the brush strokes and maintain the authentic brush script forms.