Lettering with an Ames Guide

An Ames Guide is an odd little plastic device used by architects and comic book letterers to help create consistent guide lines for their lettering. I’ve got one, and used it on a comics project ages ago. I wasn’t satisfied with the results and have lettered on the computer ever since, though that’s less than perfect as well. I may go old school again next time I try my hand at comics, and I shall refer back to these guidelines by Dustin Harbin on how to do it properly.

via Drawn