I illustrated this quote from Dante's Inferno to put in the entry of my house: "Abandon every hope, ye who enter here." I initially illustrated the lettering on paper, then recreated it in Illustrator and refined the letterforms and overall styling. In the final version, I faded the tips of the letterforms like smoke.

Typographic illustration of a quote from Dante's Inferno Typographic illustration of a quote from Dante's Inferno Typographic illustration of a quote from Dante's Inferno

Sketched letters.