Brain vs. Braun: Typography Sketches

I know we most often show the finished product around here, but I am equally—if not more so—inspired by the process. Take these type sketches by Matt Braun of Brain vs. Braun, for example. I love that you can very clearly see all of the eraser marks and imperfections, and places where he changed course, which is in large part what makes them so great. But at the same time, it’s also pretty easy to imagine exactly how the sketches could come to life.

via Dribbble


  1. chris ericson says:

    Wish my sketching was this detailed. Love the dot grid sketch book too. I know Behance has one but does anyone know any other notebooks that have a dot grid?
  2. Courtney says:

    Hmm not that I know of. Though I use the Behance dot grid too and I LOVE it.
  3. Sarah Jay says:

    Love, love, love getting a peek into other people's creative process.
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  5. Jaimee says:

    It's nice to see the work in progress instead of the finished product that was done on computer. Cooper Union had a fantastic typography exhibit last spring and they showed how typography was hand-drawn, way before computers came into play. Pretty fascinating stuff.
  6. Aireen says:

    I love these! This inspires me to put down the Wacom pen once in a while and kick it with pen and paper. There's nothing like it.
  7. denise says:

    MUJI has notebooks with dot grids!
  8. Bobbi says:

    Typotheque's diarys have sketchbook pages in the back and each page has one of 12 different grids (including 3 different dotted grids) These sketches are really lovely.
  9. arke1 says:

    Top notch work, I love it!
  10. Julieta says:

    It's nice to still see the pencil on the sheet, and not all digital. I love the typography. Greetings! Julieta, from Argentina
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