jamesblevins I should probably be doing this more. Messing with some different rendering techniques for some lettering. #lettering #ink #black #holbien #strengthinletters #sketchaday #crosshatch #spamforspam #signs #swash #alcohol #french #ornaments #work 9h
  •   joecastagna Hey man would you recommend any hand lettering books to check out? I have been dabbling in some ink but need some direction. 1h
  •   jamesblevins @joecastagna Honestly, the most useful books in my opinion are the cheap speedball manuals. They give a breakdown of various styles and the tools you need. Then you can go buy reference books for certain niches. 8min

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jamesblevins Haven't been on the Atlantic Coast in 7 years. 2w

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jamesblevins Trying this shake shack place with @ddsosarah_ 3w

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jamesblevins The Deftones is Sarah's favorite band, so naturally I had to troll her singing at the end of this clip. 3w

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jamesblevins @jabba_the_pug's first day in the backyard. #pugsofinstagram 4w

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jamesblevins I should just create a cookbook so I can use all these old-time illustrations. Nutmeg. #illustration #alcohol #gin #penandink #pen #ink #crosshatch #holbien #speedball #myhandhurts #distillery #stippling #drawing #doodles 1mon
  •   ddsosarah_ The location is "Jabba's Palace" 1mon

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jamesblevins Haven't messed with blackletter in a while. So playing with the idea that letters have spines. What happens when letters diminish to their spines within a single glyph instead of over a series of weights. This kind of thinking could lead to tons of interesting display faces. #type #lettering #dailysketch #dailytype 1mon

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jamesblevins Super quick sketch from last night. Looks like Count Van Gogh #illustration #brush #pentel #ink #comics 2mon

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jamesblevins Some found engraved type from the financial district. #engraved #stone #typetuesdays #carve #lettering #typography #nyc #financialdistrict 2mon

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jamesblevins Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there. My father passed when I was 13. He had liver damage from drinking and a blood transfusion he received a few months after I was born. They gave him six months to live and he made it 13 years. Although he wasn't in my life very long, he taught me my work ethic and that nothing is free. If you want it, you have to work for it. He pushed me to follow my dreams and always gave words of encouragement when I showed him my doodles. I wish he was here today so I could thank him for everything he taught me. I've had a lot of mentors over the years too, never forget about them. Whether your dad is still alive, or if you have someone who is always telling you dad like shit, you should share a beer with them or at least take some time to tell them you appreciate them. #fathersday #beer #type #paint #lettering #alcohol #dad #adobe #mixedmedia #pencils #kanye 2mon

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jamesblevins Finally able to relax and go through all my #type swag from @coopertype @typographicsnyc @strandbookstore #books #lettering #nyc 2mon

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jamesblevins Thanks, now no other ice cream will do. #cashonly #newyork #kanye @morgensternsnyc 3mon
  •   willwrite4food2 Cool! How long are you in NYC? 3mon
  •   lydia_artworks Go to rudys :) it's in Hell's Kitchen I believe and it's a cash only bar with their own brew and if you buy a pitcher, you get free Nathan's hotdogs! The bartenders are super cool as well. I think you'd like the place it's very unique--and inexpensive 3mon
  •   kirjeanne A banana for an L. Genial. 3mon
  •   jasminewoodz I heard that place set up a little pop up kanye ice cream counter 3mon
  •   jamesblevins @jasminewoodz yeah, I saw photos of it they had shit like Kim k thirst trap. 3mon
  •   jamesblevins @lydia_artworks already left, but will check it out next time! 3mon
  •   jamesblevins @willwrite4food2 already left. Was up there mostly for workshops. I'll give you a heads up next time I'm up there. 3mon

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jamesblevins Last day in New York, mocha cortado @reunionyc #coffee #williamsburg 3mon

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jamesblevins Some more street art from Little Italy. 3mon

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jamesblevins Got to explore New York with @ddsosarah_ today. She makes funny faces in every photo I try to take of her. 3mon

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