13 The Beatles Lyrics in Hand Lettering (a.k.a. My First Attempt at Hand Lettering After So Many Years)

Here’s a disclaimer: I am not, by any means, a pro. I used to go gaga over this craft when I was a kid–I was sort of an artistic person back then. I was into drawing, lettering, and writing, but then life happened. Oh well.

Then one day, one random person started posting artworks on social media with the hashtags #BrushLettering #HandLettering #FauxCalligraphy #Typography. And like how all things go these days, the hashtag spread all over the world and many people, millennials and cool kids especially, started jumping on the bandwagon.15320347_1300405570009834_37482069_n-2

I am one of those people. Ew.

I started practicing on the back of my mini notebook using a ballpoint pen, but my interest went a notch higher when I stumbled upon this double highlighter pen set at the supermarket. The brand name was written in Chinese, so I couldn’t exactly tell you what it was. Anyway, here’s a picture to give you an idea.

The level of15310676_1300405520009839_295271850_n-3 my interest went from 1 to 1.5, so I bought this “Light Journal: Colorful Diary Series” with the caption “There Is No More Lightness Light Planner Is Useful Design for Common People” (lol mind you’re own grammar ka (c)Kenya) and turned it into a scratchpad. The brand name was also written in Chinese.

Like any normal journal, it has lines and dates, so it’s not really the best “scratch pad” to use when practicing. But then again, I’m just practicing so I really don’t care about those lines.

To give you an idea of who I am and how I work, I am an eternally lazy person. I hate processes, memorization, reviewing, etc. I am spontaneous, but I don’t think that’s good because I am not a pro. But at the end of the day, I will always choose to be spontaneous because it’s easier that way.

What’s the catch? I don’t use pencil and drafts when it comes to most things (blogging, sketching, lettering, writing, etc.) Most of the time, when an idea hits me, I would put it into paper immediately because my short-term memory sucks and I HATE EDITING. Here are the results of my laziness (pardon the quality of photos #PoorBloggerProblems):

Strawberry Fields Forever




All You Need Is Love


Till There Was You


Golden Slumbers


Let It Be


The End


Last Thursday, my college friends and I went to Robinson’s Place Manila. I came a bit early, so I had extra time to spare. I went to National Bookstore and found this book called The ABCs of Hand Lettering by Abbey Sy. I instantly got an idea.


I went to the pens section and saw this Artline Stix Brush Marker. Since I am into Legos and mini figures, I knew this was the perfect set for me. I didn’t care about the quality of the pens–all I cared about was the idea of attaching Legos on the pens.

Once I got home, I immediately tried the pens. There was nothing good about the quality because I think they were meant to be used by kids, but since I wasn’t going for the professional outcome, I didn’t give a damn. Really. I also almost regretted buying the book because I wasn’t able to use it. Yes, I browsed it for inspiration, but I didn’t even look at the samples when I did the lettering. Wiw.

And I Love Her






Across the Universe


Here, There and Everywhere


As of writing, the level of my interest for this craft is 2/10. Perhaps I’ll use pencil and rulers for the drafts next time, or buy quality pens and a sketch pad for a more pro look. Until then, I’ll continue hand lettering to help my mind #relakksss.


9 thoughts on “13 The Beatles Lyrics in Hand Lettering (a.k.a. My First Attempt at Hand Lettering After So Many Years)

  1. Haha kakainspire naman ito. Gusto ko rin ma-experience para makapag-relakksss

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  2. Hahaha naispire rin kasi ako kay #Idol ❤


  3. I love this! So beautiful.

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  4. Thanks! I love your blog posts, too. Looking forward to reading all of them! 🙂

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  5. Thank you for your kind words. My blogs tend to get a bit “out there” at times, so I’m glad you enjoy my strange musings.
    Your blog looks very interesting as well! I also look forward to reading more. You are very talented.
    Thanks again. Beatles forever! 🙂

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  6. Nothing’s strange about your blog for a Beatlemaniac like me 🙂 Thanks for your kind words, too!


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