Graphic design icon Louise Fili (who just so happened to design the logo for a certain illustrious online invitation company) created this elegant hand-drawn monogram for the ubiquitous jeweler Tiffany & Co.
“Monograms never fail to present a challenge,” Fili writes. “No matter what the initials happen to be, they always seem to be the wrong ones at the start of the design process.”
As the things around us become increasingly digitized—yes, including notes and invitations—the authenticity of the handmade has become ever more valuable. The design community’s enthusiasm for hand-lettered typography has reached a fever pitch, and we’re not sorry to say we’re part of the crowd.