Today I’m sharing my favorite 8 hand lettering styles (or fonts!) for inspiration and Bullet Journal Lettering Ideas. Watch the video to take a peek👇
My Everyday Print
An even, quick and nothing fancy lettering style that is pretty much my everyday lettering when I take a little extra time to make sure my letters are formed correctly.
In A Hurry Writing
The titles tells you about all you need to know. Sometimes I connect the letters and sometimes I don’t – you can tell in the video it’s kind of a hot mess! I wouldn’t use this for anything others are actually going to see but I’m all about keeping this real for you and my writing isn’t always put together.
Using a slightly thicker felt tip pen to add extra style and character to my everyday print. Mixing lower case and upper case letters or pairing it with some brush lettering adds some variation to the lettering.
Angled Brush Lettering
This brush lettering style has a slight slant to it depending on which pen I’m choosing to use. I do tend to stick with upright lettering but you’ll often see this angled brush lettering feature.
Upright Brush Lettering Simplified
My go-to and what you’ll usually see feature on Instagram. When I created my Simplied Handlettering worksheets I modified a lot of my lettering and sort of fell in love with it! I write almost exclusively in this style since creating the worksheet set design for it.
Click here to watch a video on Simplified Lettering vs. Regular to see the difference.
I love using a monotwin pen for this and you’ll notice some similarities with bouncy lettering although I don’t really bounce my letters off of the base line. I add long connections between the letters to give it that romantic whimsical look.
One thing I should mention is that this style is great for shorter phrases but it can be time consuming so I wouldn’t use it with longer lettering pieces. I love using it for bullet journal headers or anything I’d like to stand out.
There are lots of variations within my bouncing lettering and I share three in my bouncy lettering ebook because there is freedom to play with your letters and create something unique when using this style. This one is a freestyle kind of lettering!
You can change the style of your bouncy letters by switching to a different pen size.
This was one of the first ways I first learnt to hand letter. Before you get too confused – I know the difference between hand lettering, brush lettering and calligraphy but I didn’t name this one. For this style you’re writing in a script style and filling in the thickness of your downstrokes.
This gives the illusions of brush lettering without actually having to master the pressure sensitivity of a brush pen 😉 You could even use a pencil for this and it is great for beginners!
For this style I write my letters just as I would in brush lettering but instead of using a brush pen I simply use any pen I have on hand without the thick downstrokes. This one is great for everyday lettering to keep practicing – even when you don’t have a brush pen.