Diadem

Original lettering

Diadem is a set of highly ornamented letter illustrated by hand. Each letter comes with its unique design and wreath. The wreath combined with the character can be purposed as drop-caps in storybooks, or as pendants on jewelry. 

The inspiration for this design came from the extravagant Christmas ornaments that is seen on trees during the Holiday season. I wanted to create a set of letters that combines the odd tradition of representing self with initials in events like this.  

The video is a trailer of the text in motion:

The details of individual Diadem characters :

The typeface without the wreath: