Chalk Art – Typography

Artwork by Maggie Overby Excuse the misspelling of " Your." I corrected it but forgot to take another photo. Easy corrections, another great thing about chalkboard art!

Artwork by Maggie Overby
Excuse the misspelling of ” Your.” I corrected it but forgot to take another photo. Easy corrections, another great thing about chalkboard art!

Lately chalkboard paint has really been in the limelight and although the idea of it is great I think painting things with chalkboard paint just for the sake of using it is beginning to get a little old. So when SHOULD you use chalkboard paint? Well, when you have something to say, of course. Especially if you are going to say it with chalk typography. Above and below are a few of my own fare attempts at chalk typography but below that you will find the true artists. I love these perfectly compose freehand drawings that are so precise you might think they were computer designed. Such effort makes it hard to believe these are beautiful  works of art are only temporary!

Artwork by Dana Tanamachi

Artwork by Dana Tanamachi

Artwork by C J Hughes at Custom Chalk

Artwork by C J Hughes at Custom Chalk

Artwork by C J Hughes at Custom Chalk

Artwork by C J Hughes at Custom Chalk

Artwork by Molly Jacques

Artwork by Molly Jacques

Watch Nathan Yoder create a chalk illustration for Hampton Creative, a boutique advertising agency based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Comments

  1. These are great – and not to be a Debbie Downer but I think the ” your” in the first chalkboard should be spelled you’re.

    • You are correct! I updated it but forgot to take another photo. My husband noticed it first thing after I finished it! Fortunately for me it was chalk and easily corrected.

  2. Loved that clip, but they all look amazing!

  3. I also love the chalk illustrations at the Vapiano restaurants in Germany. There’s one huge wall above the counter which is covered with “food quotes” by famous people like Sophia Loren and there’s pasta and other vegetables on it, too – just beautiful. Might be a nice way to introduce the menu for your dinner party guests.

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