Twenty-Six Spins #21: R is also for Grunge

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Here you are now, I’ll try to entertain you. Thanks to the wheel, we’re going grungy today. I’m thinking less 1991 trend, and more playing with my texture brushes on Photoshop – that old nirvana.

With that, there wasn’t much in the way of preparation or rationale here. I went a bit mad to begin with, just dropping strokes and colour all over the shop.

I ditched those and drew a fresh R, which organically ended up with a stencil, or letterpress slant, both in form and composition:

Cutting, printing and generally playing with letters in a similar way to this was a bit of a watershed moment for me, now rather a number of years ago. With unique alphabets as the outcome, I became quite addicted, and many of my subsequent projects were firmly focused on typography. Happily, it remains exciting to this day – I’m a grumpy sod mostly, so it’s nice for there to be something that has such a simple effect.

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6 comments
  1. Rebecca said:

    Unsurprisingly, my favourite letter. Please can I adopt the yellow, the orange and the black, ones? Lovely. 😁

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    • Jacob said:

      Cheers Phil. Any excuse to use orange and blue together, it’s a sizzling combo!

      Liked by 1 person

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