Neon Love Song

Last week I posted about a piece of typography I was creating by hand lettering song lyrics. You can read about the preliminary steps and my inspirations here. This week, I completed the hand made part of the project by water coloring each letter. Here’s how that step resulted.

Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 12.47.59 PMI used vibrant blues and greens to highlight the letters. But still it wasn’t enough. I needed the letters to pop, to seem neon. I turned my letterforms into a transparent png so I could work with it in Illustrator. The existing color aided as a stepping off point for what I could create digitally.

Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 9.57.11 AM

Using Illustrator, I set the rest of the lyrics behind my image, using my inspiration of electronic art to base the aesthetics of the piece. I love the way it’s turned out so far, the next step will be to create an interesting way to print and display this piece.

That’s it for now!



Neon Love Song

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