Designer and illustrator Greg Coulton often prefers working the old fashioned way. He says in his statement, “Even when working as a designer I instinctively work out concepts and ideas using pen and paper.” While for many of us fonts and letters are something we select with a mouse and type with a keyboard, Coulton carefully constructs them by hand. His personal projects featured here show song lyrics and town names transformed into meticulously detailed illustrations. The letters are not only well formed, but are also accompanied by details appropriate to the message. They often contain images, flourishes, and font styles that hint at the history of a town or the mood of a song. Coulton uses this style to communicate his ideas in more ways than one.