Aug 8 Aug 8 Ritchie Type Omule Interviews, Calligraphy and Lettering Instagram Omule : Hi Ritchie, can you remember what was your first lettering/calligraphy job? Ritchie : Yeah, absolutely, I designed a whole wedding book. Omule : If you had to pick one lettering/calligraphy job you are most proud of, which one would it be? Ritchie : Difficult actually. I don’t think I could pick one. Every new project i get a change to do I am just happy and proud about it. I create letters for joy and if I can make a customer happy with a design - what else could be better? Omule : Correct. What is your ideal creative environment? Ritchie : Well, first of all it shouldn’t! I mean what is perfect anyway? We should create the things we love to do! Without looking for anything to be perfect - I believe that practicing and self awareness will lead us to *perfect* results for ourselves! Omule : Where do you work? Studio space? Home office? Co-working? Ritchie : I have a little desk in my flat. Where I start my ideas and handle the little things which have to be done. Omule : Do you have any kind of creative patterns and routines ? Ritchie : Yeah, I do a lot of sketches for myself before I start working. Omule : Five things you can’t live without. Ritchie : My wife and my little daughter, my family, a sketch book, markers, spray can and laughing! Omule : Your favorite concerts so far and your favorite bands you didn’t manage to see live but you would love to. Ritchie : Oh, I will never forget when I saw KINGS OF NUTHIN, what a concert! I love the 50s and 60s sound so i would say all artists from those days back then. Omule : What kind of books and movies do you like? Ritchie : Documentories about art and music all day! Omule : What are some good resources for learning hand lettering? Ritchie : Youtube. Learn the rules close youtube and start exploring and earn your style. Omule : What is your dream project? Ritchie : To design something for VANS! Omule : Which drawing tools and software tools do you use to design the typeface? Ritchie : I always start with paper and pen to sketch out my ideas. Then I use markers and spray paint for my work. For the digital part I work on the I pad. Omule : Favorite albums to listen for the rest of your life Ritchie : All Eddie Cochran albums! Omule : Top 5 favorite apps. Ritchie : Instagram, Luma Fusion, Procreate Pocket, Documents, Office Lens Omule : What superpower would you like to have and why? Ritchie : To fly, how cool it would be to fly over the cities and mountains and be free like a bird! Omule : Do you have any favorite artists from your industry? Ritchie : Too many. So much talent out there! would be wrong just to pick a few. Check my insta to see whom I folllw! Omule : Who is on the guest list for your ideal dinner party? Ritchie : Superman, Dali, Eddie, Elvis.