For the month of May, Sydney-based, Dave Foster has been lettering his tweets. A type designer and letterer, Dave recently graduated from the Type and Media Masters program at the Royal Academy of Art in the Netherlands. I was really taken the quick, off-the-cuff style of the tweets. I met Dave on my recent trip to Australia and followed-up with a few questions:
What prompted you to letter your tweets?
A mass of long-term client work made me want to just smash out a non-commercial, manageable project that would let me get regain a sense of immediacy to the work I was doing. It just seemed like a logical way to highlight the skills I’ve been developing since the inception of photo sharing in the news feed.
Do they convey a lot more information?
They’re pretty straight forward, I wouldn’t say there is much there beyond what is visible, they’re not meant to be complicated.
Have you found the lettered tweet have a lot more impact?
Yeah, people interact with what I’m saying more, I think they stand out from all the plain text feed. Perhaps I’ll continue doing it after May if I can keep it up.
There’s plenty more inspiring lettering over on Dave’s website.