05.11.08 by Jeff

Maxwell Lord / 86 Era

This is great to see – lettering by Maxwell Lord created the good old fashioned way, by hand. Like the old saying goes: “Fineliners before mouse clicks!” (No one says this, I made it up) Thanks for the email Max.

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booooooom graphic design illustration illustrator lettering font type 86era

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Wicked work! Crazy detail. I need to get one of those white ink pens.

  • hahaha that was the exact same thought I had when I saw that pen in the photo.

  • hehe, You’d think that pen would be a pretty common item at art stores but I’ve never seen one. Never really looked hard though.

  • man fine liners are so dope haha, used them always.. just so fresh, the detailing to these are insane though, i wonder if Lomis or w/e deserres has those. looks like the brand is sakura.

  • KDU Takes hold of yet another über talented artist/designer. This makes me feel like I have no handstyles at all.

  • Nice to see someone still does it the old school way and not just pick a damn font off the internet.

    And yeah have to agree white ink on brown paper is the shit.

  • Hey guys, i just thought i’d let you know that the white pen is just youre standard run-of-the-mill Gel Ink pen. Really popular amongst high-school girls and the like. Not expensive but this is proof that when used right it’s incredibly rewarding. Props to Jeff for creating a site that constantly displays inspiration into my daily routine.

  • Damn, had the wool pulled over my eyes by highschool girls! They always seem to be one step ahead!

  • cheers Riot, ill have to ask my sister where to get one hahaha

    -Lifter, yea I guess Gensler’s got eyes everywhere with a contract in hand.

  • It’s super inspiring to see all of these guys going out and making shit happen. It makes me proud to be in the same business as the rest of these young, driven and creative individuals.

    Damn, now I want to go crank on some logos!

  • I couldn’t agree more with the “Fineliners before mouse clicks!” even though you just made it up hahahaha

    I need to get my act together and start designing on paper before I hit illustrator/photoshop/my mac.

  • Bob

    Great stuff!

  • This stuff is AMAZING. SO inspiring! I love it!

  • Really inspiring! Thanks for the post!

  • thank you everyone who watched & commented, I really appreciate this! and thank you Jeff once again :)

  • cheers Max

  • siska

    Заебись!

  • Chrissy Mac

    Makes me want to try, even though i know i will fail miserably.

  • Peter DeWit

    Can u make me a tattoo design like this!!!! Sick!

  • rexroxwell

    this post is great. such good design. ya’ll should look up a cat named Luca Barcellona or a designer named hydro74.. they both are handstyle masters and do things with intricate lettering and the like. either way, love maxwell’s stuff.

    also, the black pens are Sakura brand “micron” pens. they come in some extremely fine line options (Pen Size 005 = Point Size 0.20 mm). also, a brand named Helix makes some high quality fadeproof/water-resistant stuff.

    word up!





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