Welcome to Week 42 of #HOMwork! This week we have a returning guest teacher, the wonderfully talented, Becca Clason!
If you’re not familiar with Becca’s work, you’re in for a treat (literally, because she specializes in food lettering). She and her husband, Josh, run a creative video production company right outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. Becca has created work for clients like Starbucks, LaCroix, American Express and Target, and she also founded Letter West, an annual lettering retreat (follow @letter_west on Instagram to stay in the loop on when ticket sales open). Make sure to follow her on Instagram for a multitude of fun personal projects too.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love choosing a costume, painting my face elaborately, watching a slightly spooky movie or two, making Halloween-themed party foods, and eating (you guessed it) Halloween candy. For the past few years, I've made it a point to create Halloween lettering designs using candy, and doing so always brings me an inordinate amount of joy. I can't tell you how much people love seeing nice lettering made out of candy. So let's spread that Halloween candy love and give the world a little extra treat!
You can use real, tactile candy to create your design, like in my examples, or you can illustrate your candy by hand or digitally. Whichever medium you choose, candy is the name of the game. When choosing your candy consider color, size, and shape—wrapped or unwrapped and make sure to get enough in case you're the kind of person who gets hungry while you work!
If you happen to live in a country that doesn't celebrate All Hallows Eve, this is your chance to celebrate it in your own way: with lettering!
If you're stuck on phrases, here are some ideas to get you thinking:
Trick or Treat!
Eat, Drink, and Be Scary
All Hallow’s Eve
I Put a Spell on You
Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus
Boo to You!
As always, post your work using the hashtag #HOMwork. In the caption tell us about your favorite Halloween Costume you've ever worn and your favorite type of Halloween candy.