12 Inspiring Lettering Works in Progress

While it's always cool to see finished pieces, it's also equally as cool to see the work in progress. Seeing how people progress on hand lettering projects can help guide you in your own endeavors and can be extremely motivating.

It's like seeing someone eat pizza and immediately wanting pizza. Except, lettering.

Here is a collection of WIP (work in progress) images that I've come across recently.

I Am A Warrior by Robert De Leon

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Hook & Irons by Adam Weaver

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Disco by Daniel Palacios

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12 Inspiring Hand Lettering Works in Progress - HelloBrio.com

Hustle by Ian Barnard

Check out those handles!

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12 Inspiring Hand Lettering Works in Progress - HelloBrio.com
12 Inspiring Hand Lettering Works in Progress - HelloBrio.com
12 Inspiring Hand Lettering Works in Progress - HelloBrio.com

Sch by Martin Schmetzer

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12 Inspiring Hand Lettering Works in Progress - HelloBrio.com
12 Inspiring Hand Lettering Works in Progress - HelloBrio.com
12 Inspiring Hand Lettering Works in Progress - HelloBrio.com

Tonguespank by Martin Schmetzer

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Do Your Thang by Eric Friedensohn

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12 Inspiring Hand Lettering Works in Progress - HelloBrio.com

Work in Progress by Tim Bontan

Tim, or bijdevleet, is always posting amazing WIP pieces on Instagram. Definitely follow him if you aren't already.

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12 Inspiring Hand Lettering Works in Progress - HelloBrio.com

Bridge by Amber Garner

I especially like seeing Amber's WIP's because she is so precise. And I'm not just saying that because she's my friend!

12 Inspiring Hand Lettering Works in Progress - HelloBrio.com
12 Inspiring Hand Lettering Works in Progress - HelloBrio.com

So It Goes by me

I made this a few weeks ago and forgot to ever mention it on this blog. This was a fun brush pen lettering to vector project using the pen tool in Illustrator. Looks so easy when it's at 20x speed!

I'm reading Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut... can you tell? ;)

Destroying Art by Jessica Hische

And last but not least (since I and probably everyone reading has a lettering crush on Jessica Hische) - here is a crazy sad but cool deconstructive lettering piece from Jessica's Instagram.

Destroying art

A video posted by @jessicahische on

I'd love to know: do you like to see WIP pieces, finished pieces, or both?