Black Gull Books - Hand-lettered Bookmark

The guys and Black Gull Books in North London got in touch recently to ask if I'd like to help them out with a new bookmark design - fully hand-lettered - as part of a small project they were undertaking. They set all the copy, and simply gave me free reign to letter it however I thought best.

I hand-painted the whole design at a really large scale to get the brush marks and textures I wanted and then scaled down from there - the textures still look really great small and gave a lovely extra element to the typographic treatment.