At Knickerbocker when we think of young individuals preserving the tradition of lettering, we think of Christian Watson. He is a purist and uses the traditional tools of the trade to create his work. Ultimately, every design comes from lead, ink and paper. Similar to Contino, his DIY style gives his work an extreme sense of authenticity, individuality and character.
With Christian Watson, by traditional we truly mean traditional. He prides himself on using almost all tools made pre 1940’s and skips the help of projectors and tracing. A quick look at his Instagram will show that he puts lead and paint straight to his canvas. Watson is more than an artist. He is brand builder and more importantly he is a curator of inspirational conversation and content. His art and social media presence provide tips for finding success, happiness and fulfillment in any career or lifestyle. He stimulates conversation within his audience to make these traits accessible.
Through his channels of influence he documents his life in a way that will inspire others to live theirs. Watson has passion, inspiration, talent and wisdom.
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