Lettering

Artist Spotlight: James Lebbad

James Lebbad is a graphic designer specializing in typographic design and handlettering. He has created award-winning designs for domestic and international clients including NBC, CBS, Arista Records, Campbell Soup, Viacom and Random House Publishing to name a few. James’ artistic genes came from his Dad, Anthony, a Pratt alumni himself.

Ever since he can remember, James has had a pencil in his hand and has been drawing away. Even in grade school he was designing and drawing art pieces for friends and relatives. During high school he was the art department for the local newspaper and upon graduating from Kutztown University, James headed straight to New York where he started his career at New American Library as a book cover designer. While he was there, his handlettering skills won awards from the Type Directors Club. After that, James moved on to Berkley Putnam Publishing where he was named Art Director. Under his art direction, numerous PTB covers won awards from the Society of Illustrators.

Since creating Lebbad Design in 1981, James’ work has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Type Directors Club International Typeface Design Award.

You can see even more of James’ work on his Directory of Illustration portfolio page.

The Art of Lettering

Lettering is a meticulous art, requiring a lot of patience and attention to detail, which many of the Directory of Illustration artists are particularly skilled at.

Check out what they’ve created through the art of lettering:

Patrick Morgan
Début Art Ltd.

 

Steven Bonner
Mendola Artists

 

Charlotte Farmer
Eye Candy Illustration

 

Kelly Hume
ArtAgent.com

 

Bruce Loeschen

 

Patrick Knowles
Meiklejohn Illustration Agency

 

Adam Hayes
Bernstein & Andriulli

 

Rene Cruz

 

Luke Lucas
JSR Agency

 

Pale Horse

 

Bernard Maisner
Gerald & Cullen Rapp

 

Darlene McElroy
Rhyne Represents

 

Carrie May
New Division

 

Ruth Rowland
Illustration Ltd

 

Richard Beacham

 

Tom Helland

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