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5 Hand Lettering Artists To Follow On Instagram

Ciera Holzenthal March 31, 2021 · 2 min read

As a designer myself, I love to follow others who inspire me on Instagram. I’ve gathered a few of my favorite hand lettering artists from all over who give us a great look inside their influences, process, and final work.
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Zachary Smith

@zacharysmithh is a hand lettering artist and designer, based in Savannah, GA. He creates beautiful images combined of hand painted type, textures and beautiful photography that leaves me longing for adventure.


Matthew Tapia

@MatthewTapia is a Hawaii-based lettering and graphic artist. He shares pencil sketches of his elegant hand lettered graphics and found type around Hawaii


Chris Rushing

@ChrisRushing is a multidisciplinary designer, art director and illustrator living and working in NYC. He shares photos of found type and scenes from New York as well as doodles, sketches and finished work of his own. Chris is also co-creator of @draftanddraw, another fun feed to follow.


Cymone Wilder

@simonandmoose is a graphic design student at Olivet Nazarene University and is  cranking out some amazing hand lettered work with really great textures.


Erik Marinovich

@ErikMarinovich is a letterist and designer based in San Francisco and is a co-founder of Friends of Type. Erik shared a variety of projects including pieces from his new project “Do Not Open”.
These artists are sure to add some inspiration to your Instagram feed!


Ciera Holzenthal is a graphic designer specializing in brand identity development for creative businesses and passionate entrepreneurs. She’s been blogging since 2009 at where she shares small business advice, DIY projects, photography, travel, typography and all things graphic design.

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  • Thanks for sharing! I LOVE hand lettering and hope to learn how to become better at it myself. What better way to start than to be inspired? 8 years ago
  • Thank you so much for sharing these. I love looking at good lettering art. 8 years ago
  • These are fantastic! 8 years ago
  • These are great! Thanks for sharing. 8 years ago
  • Great list. Some other guys who I follow who do some amazing work are: Joshua Noom - Nathan Yoder (Sevenly) - 8 years ago
  • Great group of hand letterers! also check out Nathan Yoder, Sean Tulgetske, Neil Secretario, and Scott Biersack 8 years ago
  • @Ian Barnard Joshua Noom is great guy just got some prints from him 8 years ago
  • @Ian Barnard Good shout, great suggestions. 8 years ago
  • excellent! superb! wonderful! :-)) 8 years ago
  • Lovely shout! Thank for sharing! 8 years ago
  • These are great, thanks for sharing! Here are some of my favorite hand lettering artists: Sean McCabe - Steph Baxter - Scott Biersack - Ludvig Nevland - 8 years ago
  • This is amazing, thanks for sharing. Always love the mix of vintage textures and lettering with a nice photo of nature. 8 years ago
  • @signedspawk 8 years ago
  • So glad y'all are are enjoying my suggestions and can't wait to check out all of the others listed in the comments! 8 years ago
  • Great blog post! It's always great to find so much inspiration out there! 8 years ago
  • Great post. Thanks for sharing! 8 years ago
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  • Hmmm! 8 years ago
  • Such a great list, specially with Cymone on there! She's such a great girl. Check out: 8 years ago
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  • What a great list of artists! I'd love to see a list of the top 25 or top 50 next! :) If anyone is interested in learning more about how to create hand lettering, check out this article I just put on my blog. I think you guys will really enjoy it. 7 years ago
  • These lettering artists are really great. I would definitely add Seb Lester: of course!! You can check this post about him in my blog: There is also a great video!! 7 years ago
  • Thank you very much Ciera. 6 years ago