Lost & Found
Lost & Found is a personal project that I drew to practice at pairing different styles of lettering. This method is really great to make a particular word stand out in a whole composition.
In this piece, the keyword is « lost » so I needed to put the emphasis on it. I decided to go with script for it, and capital letters for the rest. Script lettering is a style which can carry a lot of detail. It’s important to save it for important words otherwise the composition will be cluttered and hard to read. Capital letters are one of the most simple styles of lettering, it’s perfect to balance an elaborate piece of script while remaining legible at small scale.
The little rays around the piece emphasize the « found » part of the idiom. Besides being an aesthetic frame, it creates a semantic balance with the big « lost » that draws all attention.