Below is a drop cap letter “L” that I designed as an entry for a competition that was run in the first edition of the “8 faces” which is a magazine for devotees of typography .
I was attempting to create it in an ornate style, in homage to the intricate marks and swirls of the Chinese, Japanese and Arabic alphabets.
Sadly it did not win, so the champagne will have to remain corked for now! The important thing is that I still had a lot of fun creating a drop cap, as it is something completely different to the sort of design projects that I get given in my day to day job. It has also made me appreciate the amount of work that someone like Jessica Hische must put in while working on her daily drop cap project.