Abraham Lincoln Hand Lettered Print
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln
Inspired by Abraham Lincoln, this print highlights one of his famous quotes written out within the shape of his notorious hat.
How is this print made?
I first start with a swatch of ink rolled out onto a large sheet of textured paper, this is the base layer for everything to sit on. I then I drew a large version of the hat, tracing around it creating a stencil or mask to work inside of. Next I roughly plot out where I want each of the letters to sit using pencil. Once I figure out the layout I start using ink to outline them. Using multiple sheets of tracing paper I am able adjust, make mistakes, and then correct them on the next layer. Once all of these elements are complete I scan them and then group them all together.
This print is outputted on the finest archival paper. A superior matte finish with a heavy basis weight of 240gsm.