Interest of the moment: Monograms

One of my favorite parts of buying old linens and handkerchiefs is seeing the monograms. And because I love lettering, I like to design them too. It’s this dance of ‘how decorative can I get this before it’s undecipherable?’ Which is really fun. I have probably hundreds of pictures that I’ve found on the web that I use as inspiration. My preference is for the ones with interlocking and interweaving letters.

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Here are my three most recent ones:

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I need to work on my script lettering. It’s not my strong point at all.

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And then my initials, if not my style:

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