Art Director / Graphic Designer
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Bloodletter

Bloodletter

hand lettering, poster design, illustration

I'm a huge fan of all heavy music (from thrash metal to sludge to hardcore), which commonly uses blackletter typography on album covers, tee shirts, posters and more. This inspired me to create my own version of a blackletter typeface.

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I used pig's blood (mixed with some ink, vinegar and fake Halloween blood) to create a modern blackletter typeface using traditional calligraphy techniques. Yes, I actually used real blood to hand-letter each character.

It took some trial and error to get just right, especially since the only pig's blood I could find in Austin was pretty coagulated... Next time I'll just have to slaughter my own pig ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Instructor/CD: Sean LaBounty