What the font!

I knew that I wanted to have some kind of typographic effect when creating a logo for my personal portfolio but all I knew was that I wanted a handwritten, brush effect. I experimented with different colours, gradients and fonts before settling on the monochrome moniker that you see, but I thought it would be interesting to chart my progress. Here is the evolution of my logo:

Simple scanned, handwritten:

anila sig



Brush font:




Graffiti font with gradient:

anila babla graffitti colour





Graffiti font in mono:

aila babla graffiti





In the end I settled with simple black and white in this cool font entitled ‘Painted Lady’ which I found over at DaFont.