Type & Lettering Advent Calendar

Day 25, Christmas Day: Rob Clarke

Topping off this year’s count to Christmas, is Rob Clarke who has drawn us this curvaceous beauty with a festive flourish.

Rob’s portfolio reads like the who’s who of brands, you could quite easily play bingo, spotting the logos, lettering and typefaces he’s created for many of the world’s leading companies.

From early beginnings as a calligraphy assistant, then in-house lettering designer, Rob’s now run his lone design practice for over a decade, prolifically carving out curves and stems as though his brain were half pen, half brush.

See Rob’s impressive collection of work at: RobClarke.com

About: Each day, between the 1st and 25th of December, we revealed a beautiful, custom designed number and artist. See them all on Type Worship.


It’s a Christmas Throwback Thursday with the Frank Capra classic It’s a Wonderful Life.

“Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!”

Watch the It’s a Wonderful Life title sequence on Art of the Title

My mother gave me
Life and rules for living
A roof over my head, schooling and never
A day without enough to eat
(She gave me more, so much more)

My mother gave me
A fear of death
And a contradictory resentment of company and
A loathing of being alone
(She gave me nail polish/ mascara/ eye shadow)

My mother gave me
A dieting complex,
And the knowledge that because my body wasn’t perfect
It had no value at all
(Socks/ tights/ leggings)

My mother gave me
A compulsion to care
And the belief that if I couldn’t save everyone
I hadn’t tried hard enough
(Pyjamas/ dressing gown/ slippers)

My mother gave me
Insecurities about my arms and thighs
A fear of being unloved
And the aching dissatisfaction of staying in one place
(And it’s okay, it’s okay now)

—  Merry Christmas 👍