from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In bookbinding, an impress on a book-cover by movable types from a hand-stamp, in opposition to an impress by a machine from an engraved stamp.


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  • He was one of the few people to hand-letter the World War II surrender documents, verifying their authenticity, before they were flown to Japan and signed on the USS Missouri in 1945.

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  • Here's a test page where I'm trying to figure out if I should hand-letter the comic or use a pre-made font, as well as if color adds anything to it (at least how I currently color things, that is, and unfortunately I don't really know any other way to color):

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  • Hmm, I think if I were to hand-letter that sign again today, I would probably use “learned”. » Blog Archive » At the Height of My Programming Renown

  • It was an amateurish layout job but someone had taken the time to hand-letter the text in a passable calligraphy.

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  • World leaders hell-bent on universal destruction might be accumulating nuclear armaments like the lucky winners of a Nickelodeon-sponsored Toys 'R Us shopping spree, but even the homeliest child could send a hand-letter plea for peace … and land herself a spot on the evening news.”

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  • His lettering on his cartoons could use a bit of work, but I hand-letter crappy too which is why I prefer to letter using Freehand and one of Robin's home-made Fontographer fonts and the 'toons themselves are worth reading and I think this guy can only get better as he goes along.

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  • Looking back at it today, when the volume of existing printed information - and the capacity for producing printed information - exceeds by many orders of magnitude the volume of hand-letter manuscripts that existed in 1440, it seems like a minor problem.

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  • Dusenberry showed him a Christmas story from a magazine and asked him to paint the pictures and hand-letter the text, which Dusenberry rewrote to fit her own recollections of life on the Trask Ranch at Lavina.


  • Ask your contractor, get out of your shell: bet even your client even finds hand-letter fonts majorly annoying in CAD as he would in Word or Email.

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  • Grow up and either hand-draft and hand-letter or use CAD: don't pretend you

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