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Paul Thurlby Illustration / Typography  BOOM

Neo-Retro lettering After writing about Paul Thurlby’s alphabet letters a few months ago, Paul got in touch and I had the opportunity to ask him to describe some of his lettering work: “ The Making.

Posters for Amstel

Just one part of a poster I worked on for Amstel last month.

Paul Thurlby | Handsome Frank Illustration Agency

Hailing from Nottingham, Paul Thurlby is an illustrator who made a name for himself back in 2011 when his chilren’s book Alphabet took the world by storm.


These words were made out of ice and set out in the landscape and left to melt. The largest project was the word VIEW which stands 6 feet high. The high winds off Lake Ontario sometimes blew individual letters over before they had time to melt.


Ahhh by Jay Roeder, freelance artist specializing in illustration, hand lettering, creative direction & design