Old School: Black Book One

Recently, while searching for some of my typography stuff because I had to design the logo for a game, I stumbled across my old black books. It was fun to watch all the graffiti sketches and characters I designed those days – almost 20 years ago now…

It’ll take a few more months before I can show you pictures of my current projects, so I decided to put some of my early works here. Watch out for more.

Black Book

This should be a tribute to Bob Kane, the creator of Batman. But in fact it never made it upon a wall…

 

Black Book

I wasn’t the wild style writer type of a sprayer but much more into characters.

 

Black Book

For this piece I got inspired by the comic „Dark War“ from Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy

 

Black Book

Me at work…

 

The next few images show the process of a graffiti the way I did it:

Black Book

First the rough sketch to find the shape of the character and the flow of the letters.

 

Black Book

Next, I did the layout and used it for my color sketch.

 

Black Book

Now it’s getting serious: doing the fill-ins.

 

Black Book

And at last we got a nice piece in the skate shop „Mr Wilson“ in Aurich.