Bespoke
Lettering
& Type Design

David Bateman specialises in drawing and crafting bespoke type for logo development and the creation of bespoke alphabets and fonts for corporate or general advertising use.

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Gallery

Virgin Unleash your MojoTastes of the OrientKraft Tassimoliving/businessJuicy FuitCobra Extra Smooth Premium BeerGekke GezichtenBa GaloreAmoy and MartelRisikoMcVitie's BiscuitsCosta CoffeeTwisters x2Edward 'The Black Prince'Jefferson

It’s all
about type

Letterwork is my passion, drawing type, or flowing brush scripts and calligraphy is my natural art form. Extreme accuracy of draughtmanship and patience is the hallmark of my work. I will craft a quick visual to where the client or designer would want to see it.

The gallery shows a broad spectrum of my expertise and experience. A well drawn piece of type speaks for itself. My job is to make Letters work.

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Type Design

My expertise in type design will help make your business stand out from the others

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Logo Design

A rich tapestry of artwork for big brand names now a resource for your business

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multi-lingual

I can transform an existing or new font or logo into a multi-lingual version from the master design

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Contact

Tel: 01435 872394
Mob: 07050 108060
Email: click here

Client
Recommendations

Michael Payne

Design Manager at H. Bronnley & Co UK. Limited

A hardworking & talented lettering artist with an impressive portfolio of logos. An asset to any organisation whether a permanent appointment or freelance. A pleasure to work with within the business arena.

Michael was David's client at the European HQ of a large International company.


Duncan Marshall

Freelance Creative Artworker and mac genius

Often the work he has undertaken for me has been to provide multi-lingual product logo adaptations of an English master, usually without an existing font. Not only does he match the font for the new language variant but the typographical layout is carefully considered to the area it needs to be primarily applied to. Turnaround is always adhered to and the artwork is highly finished and format correctly supplied. I could not recommend David highly enough!

Duncan was David’s client at Hasbro Europe.


Michael Tonello

Typographer and fine artist

David is a highly skilled, imaginative and creative executor of all things typographical. He can produce all sorts of work from creating new characters in a font, to drawing logos based on letterforms that don't exist, to copperplate calligraphy to freehand letterforms of all styles. He is a proper Type Craftsman in an age when there are those who think they are because they can use Illustrator. He's the real deal. The work he has done for me includes drawing wads of text by hand with a very fine paint brush to get the right effect we were after in the days before it could be done electronically. He also created complete headlines and fonts based on a logo that had only 5 characters, perfectly. He has also created various forms of calligraphy for me from a beautiful 16th Century to a formal copperplate script all by hand.

Michael was David's client at various London Advertising Agencies.


Fred Richards

CCO & Partner at Kaleidoscope ® Chicago, Illinois, Graphic Design

I have come to trust David on many occasions to help me build typography solutions that will not only resonate with the client and consumer but will also stand the test of time. A true professional and a dear friend.

Fred has been a client of David’s throughout both their careers. (from Switzerland to USA).


Don’t
hesitate to
contact
me

 

Little Knowle
Newick Lane, Mayfield
East Sussex TN20 6RB
Tel: 01435 872394
Mob: 07711 657247

Feel free to email me. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.