Study of Sheen

If you need an antidote to the ‘ribbon style’ lettering that has become so ubiquitous recently, look no further.
Greg Coulton, working in London, has created several lettering studies based on the places he’s spent time in. Most recently he completed this design of Sheen, a leafy South-West London suburb.

“The piece is a historical celebration of the area, featuring details and iconography to depict its illustrious past.”

It’s great to see the lettering studies before and after they are surrounded with the rest of the composition. The level of intricacy is fantastic. Describing himself as a “designer & illustrator, with a pinch of typographer thrown in”, Greg’s story is familiar: having spent 12 years in advertising agencies, he’s given it up to spend his time illustrating.