36 Days of Sweet Type, a hand lettered and illustrated dessert and food alphabet. Book mockup. | Belinda Kou Lettering, Illustration & Design | Chicago artist
 

36 Days of Sweet Type

36 days of type is an annual project started by Rafa Goicoechea & Nina Sans that invites designers, illustrators and graphic designers to share their interpretation of the letters and numbers of the alphabet through 36 consecutive days. This is my contribution to the project, focusing on the theme of sweets where each character represents a sugary food or drink that starts with that letter or number.

 
 
36 Days of Sweet Type, a hand lettered and illustrated dessert and food alphabet. All 36 letters and numbers animated GIF | Belinda Kou Lettering, Illustration & Design | Chicago artist
 
36 Days of Sweet Type, a hand lettered and illustrated dessert and food alphabet. Process shot of sketches on Ipad Pro | Belinda Kou Lettering, Illustration & Design | Chicago artist
 

The dessert for each letter and number was picked out and sketched a few days in advance of the final execution to confirm that the theme could apply to all 36 days.

36 Days of Sweet Type, a hand lettered and illustrated dessert and food alphabet. Letter E illustration for egg tart. | Belinda Kou Lettering, Illustration & Design | Chicago artist
36 Days of Sweet Type, a hand lettered and illustrated dessert and food alphabet. Letter P illustration for popsicle | Belinda Kou Lettering, Illustration & Design | Chicago artist
36 Days of Sweet Type, a hand lettered and illustrated dessert and food alphabet. Letter L process sketch on Procreate on iPad Pro. | Belinda Kou Lettering, Illustration & Design | Chicago artist
 
 

I pushed this letter a little further by creating a time lapse video where I ate the brownie that inspired this letter “B”.