MATTHEW TAPIA

FROM INSTAGRAM • HAWAII BASED LETTERING & GRAPHIC ARTIST hello@matthewtapia.com • 808-203-4061 • 850 Richards St. Ste#508 Honolulu, HI 96813
Old sketch I did for fun in 2008 or so. Been looking through old work for inspiration, still trying to find it… #oldsketchbook

Old sketch I did for fun in 2008 or so. Been looking through old work for inspiration, still trying to find it… #oldsketchbook

Quick bite & script at the diner. #handlettering #sketch #lessdrawing #moreconversation

Quick bite & script at the diner. #handlettering #sketch #lessdrawing #moreconversation

#lettering #brushlettering

#lettering #brushlettering

New book “Drawing Type” by Alex Fowkes just released. I’m stoked to have some work included along side some incredible talents! Pick up a copy at your local bookstore or on amazon.com. #drawingtype #lettering #handlettering @alex_fowkes

New book “Drawing Type” by Alex Fowkes just released. I’m stoked to have some work included along side some incredible talents! Pick up a copy at your local bookstore or on amazon.com. #drawingtype #lettering #handlettering @alex_fowkes

This is the original sketch for a piece of lettering i did about a month ago. I’ve always tended to draw small, most especially in the initial stages of a new composition. In this particular instance I was short on time & this thumbnail served as the guide for the final artwork with no re-drawing between the stages. #sketch #lettering #gettingwordsy

This is the original sketch for a piece of lettering i did about a month ago. I’ve always tended to draw small, most especially in the initial stages of a new composition. In this particular instance I was short on time & this thumbnail served as the guide for the final artwork with no re-drawing between the stages. #sketch #lettering #gettingwordsy

The sketch I did for the Contents page in @contrastmag  No.11. #sketch #lettering

The sketch I did for the Contents page in @contrastmag No.11. #sketch #lettering

I had the recent pleasure of taking part in Pinterest’s “Send-A-Valentine” board. This was my contribution, check out pieces by other great creatives on the site…

http://www.pinterest.com/pinterest/send-a-valentine/

#lettering #lovers #sendavalentine

I had the recent pleasure of taking part in Pinterest’s “Send-A-Valentine” board. This was my contribution, check out pieces by other great creatives on the site…

http://www.pinterest.com/pinterest/send-a-valentine/

#lettering #lovers #sendavalentine

Sketching at the diner last night. #lettering #sketch

Sketching at the diner last night. #lettering #sketch

I’m throwing down in a #typefight with the talented @olgavasik. Head over to http://thetypefight.com to vote for your favorite “T”. Thanks to @typefight for the invitation.

I’m throwing down in a #typefight with the talented @olgavasik. Head over to http://thetypefight.com to vote for your favorite “T”. Thanks to @typefight for the invitation.

Stoked on being a part of the latest issue of Contrast! Grab yourself a copy! Big thanks @contrastmag & everyone who made this possible!

Stoked on being a part of the latest issue of Contrast! Grab yourself a copy! Big thanks @contrastmag & everyone who made this possible!