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Bubble Letters Alphabet
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Four Units High

Bubble Letters AlphabetBubble letters are an attractive alternative to ordinary writing for teachers, preachers and communicators of all sorts. They can be used in the production of visual aids either for the classroom, the art class, as art graffiti or as a teaching tool to an audience in a large or small space. "Graffiti," is the plural of "graffito" from "graffio" meaning a "scratch," and are writings or drawings that have been scratched or drawn on walls or boards. Some graffiti images stretch back to the Egyptian Greek and Roman eras. Our modern bubble lettering produces a quick, pleasing and easy to produce substitute to line lettering or printed letters for flashcards or headings cards. I have personally used both the bubble and ladder lettering alphabets with great success many times over the years in my teaching.✞

Graffiti Art

Bubble letters colorBubble letters can make an impressive graffiti art form and highly stylized letter types are appearing all the time, not just on rail cars but on large walls and as artwork on canvases. Sometimes extensive graffiti works of art are planned as an outlet for aspiring artists. The letters in both ladder or bubble letter styles are produced quickly and are very impressive to the viewer! Once you have mastered this technique, people will be astonished at the instant results you can achieve with a stroke of the paint brush or felt tip marker.

Letter Frameworks

Rubber Soul Bubble LettersBubble letters are formed in a manner similar to ladder lettering. First, pencil out boxes on a sheet of paper or card in the proportions of 2 unit wide by 4 units high for each bubble letter. These can be 2" x 4" or 4" x 8" but always in the correct proportions, that is two units wide and four units high. The "M" and "W" letters are three units wide and four units high, the "1's" and the "I's" are a single unit wide and four units high. Every other letter is two units wide and four units high. Next, take a pencil and draw in the rounded off corners of each bubble letter on your paper, making sure that all the sides of the letters touch the frame everywhere except at the corners.

Italic or Pear Shaped Letter

BubblesFor a bubble letters italic effect, that is with letters leaning towards the left or the right, slope the vertical pencilled out boxes for the letters or to form pear shaped letters widen the base of the boxes to say 3 units wide at the base, 2 units wide at the top and 4 units high. One can use any combination of these and overlap the pear shaped letters for effect. To be really artistic, try drawing a curved base line with a compass and a central arc point some way above it (or below it) then draw a parallel line the letter height of 4 units above it with your pencil and finally mark off the individual letters of one, two or three units wide with their vertical lines radiating from the center point. Lightly pencil in the corners and you are ready to complete your bubble letters masterpiece!

"Bubble Letters Alphabet"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2018

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