First ever drawing using a french curve. Awesome! After some practicing, it’s gonna be even quick… All the goodness in this funky number 7 comes from the french curve—the rest is my amateur hands… I’m looking forward to make more good-looking and precise letter skethches. Back to basics! (at Burgess Park)

Often ideas do not come until one is actually putting something down, whether it is in words or forms. Then comes the hard work of refining the idea or of hacking it out of an amorphous mass; but sometimes, while giving shape to one idea, another idea is born.

– John R. Biggs, Letter-forms & Lettering

Creativity may mean not ‘thinking’ too much but allowing ideas to flow, one idea leading to another without restrain. Too much analysis at the creative stage can be inhibiting. I remember being told ‘create in haste—correct at leisure’. Creativity needs a certain receptivity—the ability to open ones eyes and minds yo ideas and to follow there they lead.

– John R. Biggs, Letter-forms & Lettering