Last night as I hand-scrawled “Swim, Jacqueline, Swim” on a piece of poster board to take to a local swim meet, I couldn’t help but think about Kevin Cantrell’s meticulously beautiful letter forms and line work, and wonder how on earth he creates such perfection. It boggles my mind. No amount of ruling pens, straight edges or French curves could take me where he goes — especially without an “undo” button. Take a look at two of my favorite pieces of his work (Messina identity and Joyeux Noel Christmas scroll). You should also visit his site, where you can buy some of his prints (and even plates). I think I’m going to order the Christmas scroll. Who knows... maybe some of his genius will rub off. Either way, I want one.
— Kris Murphy, Senior Designer