Names and name plaques


#1

For various reasons, I can’t post most of the things I make. Here’s an exception I made a little while ago that I think might be useful for people to see. They were gifts so I didn’t want to post them until now.

I designed them as a single shape with no holes, so that both the positive and negative cuts were usable, with the names flat on the bottom so they could rest on a desk, a window ledge, etc. The plaques can be hung or attached to a door. I did not cut hanging/nail holes for flexibility.

They were cut from Proofgrade maple and the plaques are 4" x 11.5". Design time was 90 minutes from start to finish; production time 10 minutes (<5 minutes actual cutting time).


#2

Nice use of the negative space! :slightly_smiling_face:


#3

People enjoy personalized gifts … these look very nice.


#4

Two for one, like the script used.


#5

What font is that, I love it!


#6

I started with the fonts Merienda and Montez, but every letter was edited, some extensively. They didn’t connect, all the vowels had holes, the f descended, the i looked pretty different, etc. Sometimes when I do this, there is little left of the original font. Here it’s like 60% for Sofia and 75% for Lena. I do not know of any font where you can just type and get results like this.


#7

Wow, really nice font work! The result is just lovely.


#8

Very nice work, works at many levels, big, small, negative or positive space. I made a first communion gift and what you did would have been perfect. Thanks for sharing,