Do you ever get stuck and wonder how you could challenge yourself creatively? Hopefully I'm not the only one! My husband Alex and I both love being creative and we are both creative in different ways. I wanted to do something that would challenge us do stretch our creative muscles and have some fun along the way.
So, the #KolboAlphabetChallenge was born. If you have been following along on Instagram, you will already know what I'm talking about. Over the course of the next couple of months we will be posting every letter of the alphabet created in different ways. We generally post these letters 2-3 times per week. Alex has been creating his letters out of arranged objects and materials. I have been trying out different styles of lettering and typography.
For me this has become a wonderful creative exercise. When I find myself stuck on a project, or needing a break I will sketch out letters. My alphabet has been focused on lettering and typography. I love looking at other typography, lettering, and drop caps for inspiration. I create multiple sketches for each letter and push myself to try styles outside of my typical comfort zone. We are only a couple letters in but I already can see how this fun idea is pushing and growing me as a designer! As you can see below there is lots of sketching before I get to the final design.
We welcome you to join us on this alphabet challenge, and put your own creative spin on it! When you post your letters please use the tag #kolboalphabetchallenge on Instagram or Facebook. If you want to see the letters we are posting follow us on instagram - @machellekolbo & @alexkolbo
Below is our alphabet so far! I'm so excited to see it when we have all the letters complete!