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Hand-Illustrated Designs Provide Uplifting Messages of Encouragement

Artist Scotty Russell blends elements of hand lettering with illustration to produce uplifting messages that are perfect for anyone pursuing their passion. He creates the images under the moniker Perspective-Collective and, in them, he pairs a short inspirational quote with an ink drawing that relates to it. The beautiful pieces are memorable, snappy, and range from serious to amusing, with advice like: “Face your fears,” or “You can't make everyone happy. You are not pizza.” But whatever the message may be, they're sure to strike an emotional cord for someone working hard to achieve their dreams.

Through Perspective-Collective, Russell wants to “send good vibes” to the world, citing that his art is a way to achieve it. The skilled designer's inspirational hand-lettered creations are currently available as prints through his online shop.

Perspective Collective: Website | Facebook | Behance | Instagram

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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