One November night back in 2013 an email popped into my inbox asking if I’d like to contribute to a new book on hand lettering. It was from US based author Jenny Doh, I was already familiar with her book ‘Creative Lettering’ and couldn’t believe she wanted me to be in the next one!
I was asked me to come up with 5 different hand lettering projects and provide written instructions for each one. At the time I was swamped with work but knew I just had to find the time to fit in the work needed for the book. Jenny was great to work with and pretty much gave me free reign to do whatever I liked as long as it wasn’t duplicated by another artist.
It was about 18 months between posting off the work to Jenny in California and the book being published. I first spotted it unexpectedly in the Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver while on holiday in the US this May. I hadn’t realised it was available in the US and when I spotted it on the bookshelf my heart was hammering so much with excitement I thought everyone in the shop would hear it!
This week I received my complimentary copy in the post from Lark Publishing in New York. There are 13 other contributors in the book, all amazing artists, some of whom I’ve followed and admired for years and I’m just overwhelmed with happiness to be featured alongside them. If you’d like to know more about the book and read some reviews you can find it here.
Thanks for reading! Alex. x