Typography Tuesday: Graphic Designer, Carolyn Sewell, will Inspire Your Inner Illustrator

Graphic designer, Carolyn Sewell, has a portfolio brimming with inspirational examples of well-executed type treatment– and we’re not the only ones admiring her unique, illustrative style.

Sewell’s hand-drawn letters have earned recognition from industry publications like HOW, Graphic Design USA, CMYK Magazine, Uppercase MagazineThe Washington Post, and the Washingtonian Magazine; and design awards competitions like the ADDYs and the Art Director’s Club of Metropolitan Washington (ADCMW) Annual Show.

Sewell shares her passion for typography on Flickr, where she curates an online collection photos of street signs and other forms of discovered typography called Pedestrian Typography, and shares elaborate illustrations from her sketchbooks. As if that weren’t enough typographic inspiration, Sewell also maintains a special design project, Postcards to My Parents, an exhibition of hand-drawn postcards that she mailed to her parents for 365 consecutive days starting on their wedding anniversary on July 23, 2009.

Browse some examples of her typography-driven graphic design pieces, below, and more on her portfolio site at carolynsewell.com.

Typography illustrations and graphic design work by Carolyn SewellTypography and graphic design by Carolyn Sewell

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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